Just Zip It!

Did you know The Duchess of Windsor designed….

In the 1930s, The Duchess thought the Zipper would make an interesting design for a necklace. Her design was called The Zip and became a rage in England. Later in the 1950s, Van Cleef and Arpels made this design with beautiful diamonds, rubies and various precious stones. I was fresh out of diamonds so I chose faux pearls and shells instead!

Zipper
Did you know the Zipper was invented in 1851 by Elias Howe, founder of the sewing machine?  It flopped and was re-engineered 44 years later by Whitcomb Judson of Street Car fame.

Let’s Chat Soon,
Carol
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Interesting Twist to My Armani Bloomer Post

Benjamin Wild’s recent blog on Kate Middleton’s photo shoot provided an interesting counterpoint to my politics in fashion post, “Where are my Armani Bloomers?”  I hope you enjoy this. C

Photographing the Duchess of Cambridge for the centenary cover of British Vogue was surely an obvious choice. Few people at present seem to inspire as much popular sympathy, pique as much interest and reflect the magazine’s focus on high style and high society, than the wife of Britain’s future king. Deciding whom to photograph was […]

via Plain Kate: Vogue’s Centenary Shoot — Benjamin Wild

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