Behind the trends…Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry is often made from gemstones which resemble precious stones or from imitation stones which follow certain periodic fashion trends. Developed in the 18th century, mainly for the emerging middle class and the wealthy who, who wore valueless jewelry for security while traveling. In the 1920s costume jewelry developed into an accessory in it’s own right…

Behind the trend… The loafer

A loafer is typically a low-heeled shoe that resembles a leather moccasin. It originated in Norway and was introduced in the 1940’s. Like the moccasin the loafer is a slip-on shoe with a front panel that is laced.  The loafer can also be seen as a high heel version for womens shoe fashions.  The loafer…