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    The Top 7 Fashion Accessories

    April 15th, 2015

    If you want to dress-up your outfit you are going to need accessories. But which one’s are our favorites? Have a look!

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of fashion accessories a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable accessories in great detail.

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    1_Bracelet

    A bracelet is a piece of jewelry that is worn around the wrist or lower arm or ankle. It usually consists of a band or chain and can be made out of nearly any material including plastic, pearls and other gems. Bracelets are one of the oldest kinds of jewelry and were very popular in ancient Egypt 5000BCE. Some Bracelets are worn for fashionable others for religious reasons. In ancient Egypt people wore bracelets decorated with scarab bugs which were symbolic for rebirth. Bulgarians tie white and red strings around their wrists hoping for an earlier spring.

    2_Cloche Hat

    ‘Cloche’ is the French word for ‘bell’ in English. Style-wise the hat holds up to his distinctive name, appearing in a bell-shaped, tight fitted design. Invented in 1908 by french designer Caroline Reboux the famous hat became especially popular during the 1920s, and continued to be commonly seen until about 1933. Today, the cloche hat can be counted in on the list of famous fashion classics.

    3_Clutch

    A clutch is a small, rectangular-shaped evening handbag. Clutches do not have any handles attached which makes them a very elegant and chic fashion accessory.

    4_Handbag

    Handbag is another name for a woman’s purse that is either held in the hand or hung from the shoulder on a strap. Handbags are medium to large and are used for carrying around small personal belongings such as wallet, keys, phone and cosmetics. The name ‘handbag’ was first used in the 1900s men’s luggage after women’s purses had become popular as a fashion item. In the 17th century girls started making their own purses for carrying coins and were made of soft fabric or leather. After the industrial revolution when traveling in trains became more common new kinds of baggage were needed for women to carry their necessaries. Wealthy men started requesting leather bags for their wives that would match their suitcases. H.J. Cave was the first designer to produce luxury handbags and soon all designers started featuring handbags in their collections which are now some of the best selling items for the brands.

    5_Jewelry

    Jewelry is the word used for small objects often of materialistic or personal value worn on the body or clothes as embellishment. Typical jewelry is rings, brooches, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The oldest jewelry found is over 100.000 years old and was made of shells. Today, the typical materials for jewelry are metal and metal alloys decorated with precious gem-stones such as diamonds but also glass, bones, pearls and ivory. The metals gold, platinum, titanium, silver and bronze are most popular for jewelry. Jewelry can be worn for religious reasons such as the Christian cross or the Jewish David star, to show social status or wealth, affiliation with a social group or for functional reasons such as broaches or buckles.

    6_Necklace

    A necklace is a piece of jewelry that is worn around the neck and usually consists of a chain, band or cord that is decorated with at least one ornament. Colorful stones, gems, shells, glass, gold and silver are only some of the materials ornaments worn around the neck can be made of. If a necklace has one primary hanging ornament it is called a pendant. If this pendant is a container it is called a locket. Necklaces are one of the oldest kinds of jewelry which are over 40.000 years old. In the stone ages they were made of natural substances such as stones, shells and bones. In the bronze age people started making gold, silver and platinum jewelry and the variety of jewelry grew fast. There are many different styles of necklaces that differ by the materials used, length and width.

    7_Scarf

    A scarf is a long rectangular or triangular piece of fabric that is worn around the neck either for warmth, religion or fashion. First worn in ancient Rome by soldiers that used them to wipe off sweat and dirt, scarves have been in fashion especially amongst women ever since. In the 18th and 19th century, scarves became a fashion accessory and were worn by men and women. Today, scarves are still a crucial part of fashion. Scarves are made of cashmere, wool, silk and fleece and can be dyed and printed with different colors and designs, which may have meanings such as scarves worn at English schools and clubs for identification.

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    Studs

    März 30th, 2015

    A stud is a piece of metal or other hard material, that is attached by punching a hole into the fabric or leather. It is supposed to be fixed on. Studs can be decorative or functional for example to give shoes more traction. Studs come in different shapes and sizes and are a big part of punk and heavy metal scene fashion but also have become popular amongst the general public
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    Jewelry

    September 27th, 2013

    Jewelry is the word used for small objects often of materialistic or personal value worn on the body or clothes as embellishment. Typical jewelry is rings, brooches, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The oldest jewelry found is over 100.000 years old and was made of shells. Today, the typical materials for jewelry are metal and metal alloys decorated with precious gem-stones such as diamonds but also glass, bones, pearls and ivory. Read the rest of this entry
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    Handbag

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Handbag is another name for a woman’s purse that is either held in the hand or hung from the shoulder on a strap. Handbags are medium to large and are used for carrying around small personal belongings such as wallet, keys, phone and cosmetics. The name ‘handbag’ was first used in the 1900s men’s luggage after women’s purses had become popular as a fashion item. In the 17th century girls started making their own purses for carrying coins and were made of soft fabric or leather. Read the rest of this entry
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    Tote

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A tote is a type of large bag that is intended for shopping or used as a handbag and  usually has two parallel handles and no closure. Totes are made of durable fabric such as leather, plastic or durable cloth with handles and a bottom that are reinforced with even stronger material. Recently heavy nylon has become very popular as a material for totes as it is sturdy and easy to take care of. The name comes from the word tote which means to carry and was first used to describe this type of bag in the 1900s.
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    Earring

    Juni 21st, 2013

    An earring is a piece of jewelry that is worn pierced or clipped to the ear. Most earrings are attached to the earlobe, but can also be attached to almost any other part of the ear. Earrings can be made of nearly any material such as metal, glass, stone, beads, wood and plastic and there are many different styles of earings such as hoops, studs or plates. Ear piercing is one of the oldest body modifications known. They were first worn by wealthy men of ancient Persia and became very popular amongst European sailors in the 15th century. For sailors wearing an earring was a symbol that showed they had sailed around the world and crossed the equator. In the 1960s earrings were worn again by hippies and gay men. Since then musicians have been keeping the trend alive.
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    Ring

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A ring is a piece of jewelry that is worn on one or more fingers and usually consists of a band of metal, plastic, stone or glass. This band is often decorated with a gemstone such as a ruby, diamond or almost any other material. Rings were already worn by ancient Egyptians and Greek and were very popular in the Middle Ages. The tradition of trading rings is approximately 6000 years old and is common in most parts of the world. In most countries and cultures the wedding ring is worn around the ring finger of the left hand although some cultures wear it on the right hand. The origin of putting rings on the ring finger of the left hand comes from the old belief that there is a vein that leads straight from the left ring finger to the heart.
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    Bracelet

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A bracelet is a piece of jewelry that is worn around the wrist or lower arm or ankle. It usually consists of a band or chain and can be made out of nearly any material including plastic, pearls and other gems. Bracelets are one of the oldest kinds of jewelry and were very popular in ancient Egypt 5000BCE. Some Bracelets are worn for fashionable others for religious reasons. In ancient Egypt people wore bracelets decorated with scarab bugs which were symbolic for rebirth. Bulgarians tie white and red strings around their wrists hoping for an earlier spring.
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    Necklace

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A necklace is a piece of jewelry that is worn around the neck and usually consists of a chain, band or cord that is decorated with at least one ornament. Colorful stones, gems, shells, glass, gold and silver are only some of the materials ornaments worn around the neck can be made of. If a necklace has one primary hanging ornament it is called a pendant. If this pendant is a container it is called a locket. Necklaces are one of the oldest kinds of jewelry which are over 40.000 years old. In the stone ages they were made of natural substances such as stones, shells and bones. In the bronze age people started making gold, silver and platinum jewelry and the variety of jewelry grew fast. There are many different styles of necklaces that differ by the materials used, length and width.
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    Paxton, Fiona

    April 7th, 2010

    Fiona Paxton, UK-born accessory designer. The London-based designer founded her namesake luxury fashion accessory line in late 2008. Meanwhile, Paxton is known for her hand-beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and cuffs in geometric patterns. Her collection is sold globally in high profile fashion stores and is featured regularly in the international fashion press.
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