Retail Therapy


Excerpts from the case studies of those who engage in the practice of "retail therapy".
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historia-polski:

Kontusz (from Polish language; plural kontusze; also spelled in English language as Kontush or Kuntush from Ukrainian: Кунтуш) (originally Hungarian Köntösis - robe) - a type of outer garment worn by the Hungarian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian male nobility (szlachta). It became popular in the 16th century and came to the lands that were under Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth rule via Hungary from Turkey. In the 17th century, worn over an inner garment (żupan), the kontusz became a notable element of male Polish national and Ukrainian cossack attire.

The kontusz was a long robe, usually reaching to below the knees, with a set of decorative buttons down the front. The sleeves were long and loose, on hot days worn untied, thrown on the back. In winter a fur lining could be attached to the kontusz, or a delia worn over it. The kontusz was usually of a vivid colour, and the lining was of a contrasting hue. The kontusz was tied with a long, wide sash called a pas kontuszowy.  The kontusz was more of a decorative garment than a useful one. Tradition states that the first kontusze were worn by szlachta who captured them from Ottomans to display as loot.  Throwing kontusz sleeves on one’s back and stroking one’s mustache was considered to be a signal of readiness for a fight.

In 1776, Sejm deputies from different voivodeships of Poland were obliged to wear different coloured żupany and kontusze denoting their voivodeships.  In Poland, kontusz was worn mainly by the nobility, but it was a common part of Zaporozhian cossack attire.” (source)

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alek wek @ givenchy haute couture by alexander mcqueen ss97

it’s sailor galaxia everyone

alek wek @ givenchy haute couture by alexander mcqueen ss97

it’s sailor galaxia everyone

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octavekitten:

Madonna Crowns? go big or go home!!!!  The blonds ready to wear S/S 2015 in NYC.  The entire collection is to die for. http://nowfashion.com/the-blonds-ready-to-wear-spring-summer-2015-new-york-10231

octavekitten:

Madonna Crowns? go big or go home!!!!  The blonds ready to wear S/S 2015 in NYC.  The entire collection is to die for. http://nowfashion.com/the-blonds-ready-to-wear-spring-summer-2015-new-york-10231

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jaclcfrost:

please

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mingsonjia:

锦瑟衣庄 Jinse Yizhuang’s new designs of ceremonial Hanfu 唐制礼服 following the fashion trend of Tang Dynasty.

Authentic Tang Dynasty style weddings use green for the bride as in the last picture (pre-Tang use black for groom, Tang and post-Tang use red for groom). They also designed Hanfu in other colors for personal preferences.

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stopdropandvogue:

Anna Sui Fall/Winter 2014 photographed by Taylor Aube

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