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Все чудне цінне вже саме по собі, внезалежності від того, які почуття воно викликає. Томас Манн, "Маріо та чарівник"

Fashion Vocabulary: Pump Shoes
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A court shoe (British English), or pump (American English), is a shoe with a low-cut front.

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Wise Andy
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"I was walking on Bali and i saw a bunch of people on a clearing having a ball. Because somebody they really liked had just died. And i realised that everything is just how you decide to think about it. Sometimes people let the same problems make them miserable for years, when they should just say "So what?". That's one of my favourite things to say: "So what?". I don't know how i made it through all the years before i learned to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it. But once you do, you never forget".

"Dying is the most embarassing thing that can ever happen to you. Because someone has to take care about all your details. You've died and someone has to take care of your body, make the funeral arrangements, pick up the casket, and the service, and the cementery, and the clothes for you to wear, and do the makeup. You'd like to help them and most of all you'd like to do the whole thing yourself. But you're dead, so you can't. Here you've spent the whole life trying to make money to take care of yourself so you won't bother anybody else with your problems. And then you wind up dumping the biggest problem ever in somebody else's life. It's a shame. I never understood that when you died you didn't just vanish and everything could just keep going the way it was, only you just won't be there".           Andy Warhol
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Fashion Vocabulary: Chevron Pattern
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A Chevron (дослівно: крокви ) print consists of inverted “v” shapes in what looks like a zigzag pattern. The Chevron actually dates all the way back to 1800 BC in ancient Greece where it was seen in many forms of ancient art, such as pottery and stone carvings. The word chevron dates back to the 14th century when the popular pattern received an official name. The origin is French (and Latin) and it is derived from the resemblance of the pattern to building rafters. The Chevron figure has also been used for decades in the form of insignias in the military to show rank, particularly in the English Arms, is usually associated with the emblems and symbols used in military or police uniforms.

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Fashion Vocabulary: Tailcoat
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A tailcoat is a coat with the front of the skirt cut away, so as to leave only the rear section of the skirt, known as the tails. The historical reason coats were cut this way was to make it easier for the wearer to ride a horse, but over the years tailcoats of varying types have evolved into forms of formal dress for both day and evening wear. Although there are several different types of tailcoat, the term tailcoat is popularly taken to be synonymous with the type of dress coat still worn today in the evening with white tie. This dress coat, one of the two main surviving tailcoats, is a dark evening coat with a squarely cut away front. The other one is the morning coat (or cutaway in American English), which is cut away at the front in a gradual taper.

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Fashion Vocabulary: Duchess Satin
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The term satin refers to any fabric that is manufactured with a satin weave. This means long floats of yarn appear on one side of the fabric, creating a very shiny and lustrous appearance. Satin can be produced in a variety of fibers, but it is most commonly found in Silk, Polyester, or blends of these fibers. Satin fabric is easily recognized by its even, glossy surface and flowing drape.

Duchess satin is a gorgeous, high thread count, low luster blended satin that sews easily. The extra weight of duchess satin, as compared to regular satin fabric, lends itself to beading and embroidery, while the synthetic component allows the fabric to be machine washed, and provides an extra level of durability. The heavy weight of the fabric lends itself to work well with crinolines and petticoats, holding its shape while disguising the underpinnings. Duchess satin is used extensively for bridal wear and corresponding accessories, due to its pearly sheen and structural stability. It is currently the most common fabric used for bridal gowns.The wrinkle-resistant material is also ideal for evening wear and lingerie.

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Fashion Vocabulary: Cheongsam Dress
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The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, also known as qipao. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao (chipao) that is best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by socialites and upper class women.

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Fashion Vocabulary: Fair Isle Knitting
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Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, one of the Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained a considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) wore Fair Isle jumpers in public in 1921. Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two colours per row, are worked in the round, and limit the length of a run of any particular colour.

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Fashion Vocabulary: Capelet
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A small cape worn over the shoulders by women. Synonymous to pelerine.

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Fashion Vocabulary: Windowpane Print
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Window pane - дослівно: Віконне Скло

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