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    Neck Tie

    März 30th, 2015

    A neck tie is a decorative piece of fabric worn around the neck, partially covered by the shirts collar typically by men in a business or formal environment. The neck tie as it is worn today originated in the previously worn cravat which was a lose knotted piece of fabric also worn around the neck. One differs between neck ties and bow ties. While the neck tie covers the button tape, the bow tie only covers the first button of the shirt it is worn with. Today, neck ties are traditionally made of silk but are also produced in wool and cotton. There are specific social rules as when and how to wear a neck tie. They remain a crucial part of the business suit.
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    Fossil

    Dezember 9th, 2013

    Fossil, American fashion accessory brand, founded 1984 by Tom Kartsotis and Kosta Kartsotis in Richardson, USA. Fossil is especially known for their watches that are sold successfully worldwide. But since the 90’s the brand has started to offer sunglasses, handbags, jewelry and clothing for men, women and children. The brand is known for its vintage style, mixing the best classic elements with modern details. Fossil sells its products internationally in over 90 countries with close to 400 stores of which 113 are located in the US. Also Fossil has multiple license deals with various designers, producing watches for Burberry, Diesel and Michael Kors to name a few.
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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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    Jabot

    Mai 26th, 2011

    Jabot is a French word and means bird’s crop in English. It is a clothing accessory worn around the neck that consists either ruffle, lace embroidery or sheer fabric sewn to the front of a blouse, shirt or dress. Jabots were worn in the 17th and 18th centuries especially by men and became popular by women in the late 19th century.


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