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Umbrellas and Parasols

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The origins of the word “umbrella” lie in the Latin umbra, meaning shade, while “parasol” comes from the Latin sol, meaning sun, and the two words were used interchangeably up until the middle of the eighteenth century (Farrell 1985). Since...

Muffs

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The muff, a cylindrical accessory, usually furred, into which the wearer’s hands are placed on either side, was called manchon in French, mouffe in Flemish, and manicone in Italian, and was first called snuffkin, skimskyn, and snoskyn...

Gloves, Umbrellas, and Eyewear

Celia Stall-Meadows

Celia Stall-Meadows is assistant professor of Fashion Marketing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Know Your Fashion Accessories

Fairchild Publications, 2004

Book chapter

...Dear Anxious:For formal functions greet your escort completely attired and ready to depart. Your gloves should be donned in the privacy of your boudoir and of course worn during the entire evening. This observance is correct for less formal...

“The Language of the Fan”: Pushing the Boundaries of Middle-class Womanhood

Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot is a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Vermont. She has also published the following articles relating to this study of Victorian fashion accessories: The Beauty of Her Hands: The Glove and the Making of the Middle-Class Body, and Coiffing Vanity: A Study of the Manufacture, Design, and Meaning of the Celluloid Hairbrush in America, 1900-1930. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Fashion Accessories

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...In 1823 The British Essayists published a fictitious story that would resonate for the Victorians and be republished in the nineteenth century time and again. “Delamira Resigns Her Fan” is the story of a beautiful, confident, fashionable...

Fans

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...A handheld fan, made of feathers, leaves, paper, or cloth, with sticks of ivory or wood, is one of the oldest accessories for men and women in the world. There are four basic styles: feather, leaf, folding, and flat. The best-known feather...

Perfumed Dress and Textiles

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Perfumed dress and textiles are standard in every culture, yet virtually none have been preserved. Fragrances were once considered to be the souls of objects and therefore sacred. Incense, used worldwide in religious ceremonies, is often...

Ethiopia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The array of dress styles in Ethiopia is vast. Often dress is meaningful on several levels and may indicate age, status, political membership, religious belief, and ethnic affiliation. Each culture within Ethiopia has its own unique style...
...History and Significance of Hip-Hop in Clothing Hip-hop is too complex a phenomenon to encapsulate briefly. What began as an artistic expression of the times by black youth in urban environments has translated into a global phenomenon...

“Underneath the Parasol”: Umbrellas as Symbols of Imperialism, Race, Youth, Flirtation, and Masculinity

Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot is a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Vermont. She has also published the following articles relating to this study of Victorian fashion accessories: The Beauty of Her Hands: The Glove and the Making of the Middle-Class Body, and Coiffing Vanity: A Study of the Manufacture, Design, and Meaning of the Celluloid Hairbrush in America, 1900-1930. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Fashion Accessories

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...When the Prince of Wales undertook his famous 1877 voyage to India, he was warned not to appear in public without an umbrella over his head.Anon., “The Evolution of the Umbrella,” Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts...

Modernity—an onslaught on the eyes

Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown is a Senior Lecturer responsible for Design Culture and Context in the School of Art and Design (Department of Fashion, Knit and Textiles) at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cool Shades : The History and Meaning of Sunglasses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...IntroductionBefore the twentieth century, sunglasses as we think of them today were not in any kind of widespread use. Tinted glass (green or blue) had been recommended since the eighteenth century—but for corrective spectacles (Ayscough...