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    The Origins of Fancy Dress and Its Role in Halloween The Origins of Fancy Dress and Its Role in Halloween

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    As some of you will already know, I love Halloween. You’ll also know that I don’t like horror; my love for the so-called ‘holiday’ stems from its mystical, magical nature. Unsurprisingly I also have a bit of a soft spot for fancy dress, as I do for any kind of dressing up (although my rule is, if I don't already own clothes that can make up an outfit, I’m not going as it. So for the past 4 years Black Swan has become my go-to look….). But we all know that Halloween has now become synonymous with fancy dress. Personally...
    As some of you will already know, I love Halloween. You’ll also know that I don’t like horror; my love for the so-called ‘holiday’ stems from its mystical, magical nature. Unsurprisingly I also have a bit of a soft spot for fancy dress, as I do for any kind of dressing up (although my rule is, if I don't already own clothes that can make up an outfit, I’m not going as it. So for the past 4 years Black Swan has become my go-to look….). But we all know that Halloween has now become synonymous with fancy dress. Personally...

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    What Actually Is A Bias Cut? What Actually Is A Bias Cut?

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    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, yes we all know that immortal Shakespeare line. But let’s get real for a minute: names are pretty important. From your own to that of a brand, a name is ingrained in one’s identity. So when you start up your own business, obviously coming up with a good, punchy name is integral.  Fortunately “the-Bias-Cut.com” has been frequently complimented; a double entendre of being both a technical fashion term, and referencing our aim to cut through the age bias within the Fashion...
    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, yes we all know that immortal Shakespeare line. But let’s get real for a minute: names are pretty important. From your own to that of a brand, a name is ingrained in one’s identity. So when you start up your own business, obviously coming up with a good, punchy name is integral.  Fortunately “the-Bias-Cut.com” has been frequently complimented; a double entendre of being both a technical fashion term, and referencing our aim to cut through the age bias within the Fashion...

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    26 Facts About The Queen's Hats 26 Facts About The Queen's Hats

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    Whether you’re a fan of it or not, there’s no denying Queen Elizabeth II’s style is iconic. Even bets are held on what colour she'll wear for her next public outing. At least there's one thing you can definitely put your money on: she’ll be wearing a hat. So, in the spirit of celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday, and the new “Fashioning a Reign” exhibition at Buckingham Palace, last week I went to a talk on her hats at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London (where, if you follow us on instagram you’ll know they are currently hosting a small,...
    Whether you’re a fan of it or not, there’s no denying Queen Elizabeth II’s style is iconic. Even bets are held on what colour she'll wear for her next public outing. At least there's one thing you can definitely put your money on: she’ll be wearing a hat. So, in the spirit of celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday, and the new “Fashioning a Reign” exhibition at Buckingham Palace, last week I went to a talk on her hats at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London (where, if you follow us on instagram you’ll know they are currently hosting a small,...

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    Fabric Up-Close: West African Wax Hollandais Fabric Up-Close: West African Wax Hollandais

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    If you aren’t yet a fan of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, you should be. Aside from the obvious entertainment aspect, it’s a great way to learn more about fabrics and the construction of clothing. So that you can understand more about what sets quality garments aside from the rest. Last week’s episode was their ‘International Week’, and for their 3rd and final task the contestants had to make dresses using traditional West African wax Hollandais fabric. This was particularly close to our hearts at The-Bias-Cut.com since we stock some fabulous pieces by Sika – who source traditional fabrics...
    If you aren’t yet a fan of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, you should be. Aside from the obvious entertainment aspect, it’s a great way to learn more about fabrics and the construction of clothing. So that you can understand more about what sets quality garments aside from the rest. Last week’s episode was their ‘International Week’, and for their 3rd and final task the contestants had to make dresses using traditional West African wax Hollandais fabric. This was particularly close to our hearts at The-Bias-Cut.com since we stock some fabulous pieces by Sika – who source traditional fabrics...

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    Beautiful Brogues: A Complete Guide Beautiful Brogues: A Complete Guide

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    You can’t go wrong with a good brogue. There’s a reason it should be a wardrobe staple: it’s equal parts chic, comfortable and versatile. Whether you’re off to a meeting, heading to a party, or going out for a relaxed Sunday lunch, it’s a winner – especially at this transitional time of year. So we traced over the footsteps of the shoe that never truly goes out of style: The History of Brogues Despite it’s slick, dapper, city style associations, the brogue had more humble beginnings: it was designed to be an outdoor shoe for farmers in Scotland and Ireland...
    You can’t go wrong with a good brogue. There’s a reason it should be a wardrobe staple: it’s equal parts chic, comfortable and versatile. Whether you’re off to a meeting, heading to a party, or going out for a relaxed Sunday lunch, it’s a winner – especially at this transitional time of year. So we traced over the footsteps of the shoe that never truly goes out of style: The History of Brogues Despite it’s slick, dapper, city style associations, the brogue had more humble beginnings: it was designed to be an outdoor shoe for farmers in Scotland and Ireland...

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