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Body Image
How people feel about themselves, how the media portrays us, perceptions of beauty.
BODY PAINTING
from decorative hennas and intricate tribal markings to contemporary body art
BODY MODIFICATION
Things people do for beauty that modify their bodies forever.
BODY MODIFICATION
COSMETIC SURGERY:
The physical, cultural and psychological issues of cosmetic surgery including permanent cosmetics.
BODY MODIFICATION
FOOT BINDING.
Photos, articles and other materials regarding Chinese foot binding.
BODY MODIFICATION
TATTOOING, PIERCING & SCARIFICATION.
for cultural, spiritual and adornment reasons.
COSMETICS
Make-up throughout history as well as the implements and objects connected to cosmetics.
COSTUME
Costume worn in theater, film, dance, masquerade and celebration
DESIGNERS
Representation of many designers of the 20th century often including timelines of their work
FOOTWEAR
Includes examples ranging from Ancient Egypt to Jimmy Choo.
GENDER
How gender and sexual identity shapes fashion in the past, present & future.
GENERAL TOPICS
Technique, history, process. What do you call that kind of hat? Who invented and promoted the bra? Topics not limited to one era or one place.
HAIR ACCESSORIES
Including hair products, wigs, artifacts and tools for care and styling.
HAIR BEFORE 1800
From Ancient Egypt through the middle ages and the Renaissance and finally the elaborate hair styles of the 18th century
HAIR: 19th CENTURY
The era of incredibly long hair and curling irons.
HAIR: 1900-1930
From long beautiful curls at the turn of the century and Gibson Girl upsweeps to the 20s bob and the permanent wave of the 1930s
HAIR: 1940s-1950s
More perms. Rolled hair. Natural waves and glamour
HAIR: 1960s-1970s
From the bouffant and the beehive to the long and straight and finally to Farrah and Bo.
HAIR: 1980s-1990s
Bigger hair is always better and hairspray makes it happen in the 80s then on to the 90s for the Rachel.
HAIR: 2000-
From boy band hair of the early 2000s to contemporary hair styles today
HAIR: AFRICA
The amazing variety of hair and hair adornment from the cultures of Africa.
INNOVATIVE FASHION
the creative; the dramatic; the out of the ordinary, the sometimes just plain strange.
JEWELRY
a sampler from all periods and places. More jewelry is also found in the time-period and place boards under the appropriate era or culture.
JEWELRY-BEADS
Beads are some of the oldest artifacts of all - includes beads from prehistory through today.
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES
Manicures, grooming tools, shaving, deodorants, skin creams and hygiene products. The marketing of beauty.
PERFUME
The history of perfume and those objects that held it!
TEXTILES
Those beautiful materials that fashion builds on. Examples, history, techniques are here.
WEDDINGS
Wedding information from all around the world including customs, photos, history, attire.
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BODY ADORNMENT