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The Sydney Fair 2017 – Focusing on Movements in Modernism

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The Sydney Fair invites simplicity of line enthusiasts from May 25 – 28, 2017 in the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney for a sale suiting all budgets

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First Monday in May – Jo Reviews Fashion’s Exclusive Party

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The First Monday in May, maybe just another day to many, but to those in the heady world of haute couture it’s the day for the super bowl of fashion – The Met Gala Ball held in New York City. Just what does it take to put on fashions night…

Outlander: Cult Fashion, Highland Chic – Paris Haute Couture

Outlander: Cult Fashion, Highland Chic – Paris Haute Couture

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Why does a trend seem to appear out of nowhere and how does to manifest itself into the main stream fashion market? Influences come from all parts of our lives and can be quite subtle, creeping up on us until we all of a sudden have to have a certain…

Anne Schofield Antiques – Giving Love Jewellery for Xmas

Anne Schofield Antiques – Giving Love Jewellery for Xmas

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A splendid catalogue of fine antique jewellery from Anne Schofield Antiques of Woollahra in Sydney has arrived, heralding that Christmas 2015 is racing up fast

Fashion First: Costume Through the Looking Glass at The Met

Fashion First: Costume Through the Looking Glass at The Met

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Fashion drives the social consciousness of our creators, connoisseurs and collectors world wide, constantly challenging the responsibilities we carry as individuals and as members of a global society. There is no doubt that wearing a beautiful Chinese style tunic made of colored silk that feels wonderful on the skin and…

18th-century buttons from "Déboutonner la Mode" – the 2015 exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris

Buttons & Buckles – One Two Buckle, or Button my Shoe?

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Buttons and buckles often set with gemstones, pearls, enamelware or cameos were made for centuries in decorative styles, now part of jewelry and costume history

A model presents a creation for Chanel during the 2016-2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 5, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIK/Getty Images

Fashion – Is It More Than a Frock asks Carolyn McDowall?

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Costume encompasses all that we wear and today reflects a society in which privacy has been stripped bare – so what is fashion, is it more than a frock?

Creating Love Jewellery – Cupid to Cartier

Creating Love Jewellery – Cupid to Cartier

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From Cupid to Cartier; Rome to Renaissance, Restoration to Revolution, Regency to Revival, or the Romantics to Retro, for centuries we have created love jewelry

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Jeanne Antoinette Marquise de Pompadour – Woman of Influence

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French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France

Love Jewellery – Rome to Renaissance Pt 1

Love Jewellery – Rome to Renaissance Pt 1

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A belief gold and gemstones had an effect on the affairs of many has not been limited to any culture and tokens of human affection were jewelled objects of love