When we think of women’s fashion in the Victorian era now, we might remember its ties to the fight for suffrage. The great Amelia Bloomer saw corsets and layers of petticoats as inhibiting to women’s movement, and she sported bloomers as a means of aesthetically conveying womankind’s capability. With bloomers, we could easily hop on over to the voting booth. Of course, women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony disagreed, ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Artsy on Jan 11, 2013 |
The iconic artist’s clothing has been locked away for almost 60 years, first under the guard of Kahlo’s husband Diego Rivera and later of close friend Dolores Olmedo. After Olmedo passed away in 2004, the Mexican painter’s wardrobe was finally released for the first time in decades.
Frida Kahlo is widely known for her striking self-portraits and the influence of her Mexican heritage in her paintings. Her wardrobe also demonstrates her ... Read More
BY Intern Ariana in Sexy on Jun 21, 2012 |
Corsets: only 10 years ago, the term conjured up images of uncomfortable Victorian women squeezed into difficult contraptions. But it’s 2012, and that means that corsets are now a fun and sexy option for any lady’s lingerie wardrobe. They’re everywhere, from popular webstores to specialty lingerie boutiques and even common mall shops. And apparently a lot of women are taking advantage of the corset craze. eBay has seen a 185% increase in corset ... Read More