Grown out of early dowry practices, the tradition of the bridal shower has blossomed into a celebration of the bride and her pending nuptials. Earliest accounts date back to 1860s Belgium, and while customs vary by region and social groups, the basic format is universal, especially the emphasis on traditional gender roles.
The history of floral décor dates back to the 16th century. Like many social customs, it started in the church as a way to flourish ceremonial occasions. Flowers eventually moved into the domestic sphere during the rein of King Henry VIII, in which he would substitute sweet smelling herbs and flowers in place of hay for strewing the floors of living quarters.
Meet: Angela Lan. She’s an incredibly special and unique artist. While only 12-years-old, Angela has embraced sewing as a hobby and is committed to her craft. Dedicating approximately 10+ hours a week to mastering her skills, Angela states, “Sewing is relaxing. I can express my creativity.”
Those of us who endured taking geometry in grade school probably remember discussing tessellations. These continuous tiling planes are made up of one or more geometric shapes that don’t overlap or leave behind any gaps. Due to the aesthetically pleasing nature of this repetitious pattern, tessellations are utilized in art and fashion to create decorative motifs. And perhaps the most well known of all tessellation arrangements is the one and only houndstooth.
Perfectly encapsulated by 1960’s models such as Twiggy and Peggy Moffitt, the mod era of fashion is as defining as it is iconic. Nothing quite throws you back to the nostalgia of the British Invasion quite like mini skirts, drop-waist jackets, shift dresses, tailored coats and of course… graphic prints. An essential characteristic of mod, graphic prints are all about sleek lines and flattering simple silhouettes.