Beauty & Fashion

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The V&A in London is preparing an exhibition on men’s fashion

A one-of-a-kind exhibition: it’s called Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear aims to celebrate the basics of men’s fashion by comparing modern garments to sculptures and works of art. The V&A is well known for creating exhibitions that combine art with popular culture.  The opening of the exhibition is scheduled for March 2022, the timing …

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There is a diamond that changes colour when it’s cold

A diamond has been discovered that changes colour, when exposed to extremely cold temperatures. At -196 degrees centigrade, the temperature at which nitrogen liquid boils, it is known as a “cryogenic diamond,” and it changes colour from grey to yellow. According to New Scientist, this was discovered by researcher Stephanie Persaud of the Gemological Institute …

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The Doc Martens, from boots for rebels to fashion footwear thumbnail

The Doc Martens, from boots for rebels to fashion footwear

Dr. Martens, known as Doc Martens, Docs or DMs, are the boots cult with air sole and steel-toed boots with yellow  stitching that defined a decade of rebellion in the 70s. The head office is located in Wollaston in the Wellingborough district of Northamptonshire, in England. Klaus Maertens was a German doctor who injured his …

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Beta-carotene can be good for you, this is why

Beta-carotene is a vitamin with many beneficial properties and for this reason it is increasingly used, gaining a leading role as a precious ally for our body. Beta-carotene is in fact able to counteract the free radicals responsible for cellular aging, to stimulate melanin and promote tanning by protecting the skin from sunlight, protecting the …

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Were Edwardian women waists ‘photoshopped’?

Well, not exactly photoshopped, they didn’t have computers those days and certainly not Adobe Photoshop to play with.   We know that women those days were shorter but physically the same as us, so some of the amazingly thin waists look quite unbelievable. Sure, corsets could make waist look very thin but some are unnaturally small.  …

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