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The BAD FADS Museum
This entertaining site allows you to see examples of clothing fads (bermuda shorts, glassless glasses, leisure suits, etc.) and read about the times during which they were popular. The fads are searchable in an alphabetical index.
Daily Fashion: Real Fashion for Real Girls
Try this site if you're less interested in "High Fashion" and more interested in styles you'd feel comfortable wearing to school and on weekends. Includes: articles on real life fashion fiascos (you are invited to post your own experiences with outfits that seemed like a good idea at the time, but....), practical advice on topics such as stretching your clothes budget, and simple craft projects designed to make the clothes you already own unique. You can even take an online quiz and receive personalized fashion advice!
An online fashion magazine that is updated every few days. A typical issue includes make-up tips, the latest clothing trends, recipes, editorials, and relationship advice. One nice feature is "Planet Elle;" you can see issues from France (in French!), Australia, Korea, etc.--a fun way to practice your foreign language skills. The site also includes its own chat room.
The Fashion Icon
"You must truly believe that the world is in the palm of your hand and you really are the offbeat eccentric genius global traveler queen of the universe, who happens to possess a wicked sense of style," this hip, irreverent e-zine states in a recent article that goes on to provide instructions for renovating a skirt by sewing on trim created from an old beach towel! You can post fashion questions to the Hotline section, browse color photos of styles seen on the streets, in the malls, & at designer shows, or submit your own fashion photos and articles.
Focus On Style
There's everything here from Mr. Blackwell's best and worst dressed to teen clothes to smelly feet. All things stylish, tips for improving your own style, a newsletter to subscribe to, and much, much more. You can even follow the models down the walkways at fashion shows. Don't miss this one if you're into fashion.
The Fragrance Foundation Homepage
With features including an article on the relationship between scent and memory, a fragrance gift-giving guide, frequently asked questions, and interviews with perfume designers, this non-commercial site is informative and easy to navigate. Additional sections include a frequently updated seasonal guide to fragrance, fragrance recommendations based on the signs of the zodiac, and fragrance "dos & don'ts."
View blue jean styles from the U.S., Asia, Europe, Latin-America, and Canada in this searchable site with many multimedia features. The site includes information on choosing a correct fit and style for your body type and personality (they will e-mail specific advice based on your responses to an online questionaire), blue jean styles favored by various celebrities, video clips of levi-wearing rock stars doing their thing, and more. One nice feature lets you create your perfect pair of jeans online.
The art of body decoration with henna is accurately and thoroughly presented in this fine web site. You can discover the history, traditions and occasions on which henna decoration was and is used. There are even a few free henna patterns here. This site is so appealing it makes you want to run out and find an artist to do you up!
"If it's free and it's for teens, we've got it here." That's the claim of this great website, and it appears to deliver. Everything's free...no postage, no delivery charges...except for a very few items. You'll find cosmetics and other fashion items, hobby and craft paraphenalia, diet helps, videos, posters, and much, much more.
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