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Fashion History: Dandyism

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Honoré daumier dandy

Spent all day looking at art (by Daumier) | Image: Wikimedia Commons The author of the poem “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker” got it all wrong: any self-respecting dandy would agree that liquor trumps candy when it comes to “dandiness.” So does sartorial elegance, quick-witted banter, and quoting “The Flowers of Evil”, probably. […]

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Fashion Inspired by Art: Marie Laurencin’s “Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel”

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Marie laurencin portrait

This week’s Fashion Inspired by Art is inspired by Marie Laurencin’s “Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel.” Read on to learn more about the painting, as well as see three chic outfit ideas inspired by this work of art: About Marie Laurencin’s “Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel” Marie Laurencin’s “Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel” (1923) via Wikimedia Commons Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) was a […]

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Fashion Philosophy: Coco Chanel

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Chanel

Source: Elle Welcome back to Fashion Philosophy! Earlier this month, I had my first-ever sniff of Chanel No. 5 and fell in love with it. Beyond that, Chanel is my favorite high-end brand and I find Coco Chanel herself incredibly interesting, so I thought it was high time that there be a Fashion Philosophy post dedicated to her. […]

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