This year's month-long observance of Black History Month takes on a special meaning since it also marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the end to slavery in America. To honor accomplishments of the distant past and the near future, Nike will...

Olympia Le-Tan Shakespeare book bag Many women follow fashion trends solely on the basis of accessories, such as bags. For that reason I wanted to find out where the inspiration comes from for creating these magical, little things that every girl willingly carries around with them on a...

A frequent inclusion on dream car shortlists, the Porsche 911 has near infinite capability. Jack Olsen is a writer by trade, though his Porsche 911 RSR–often referred to as the "Black Beauty"– is no work of fiction. In fact, the car has very serious history about it: the body of a 1972 911,...

Charleston City Paper Fashion Week kicks off its 5th year in style Charleston Post Courier The Lowcountry's fashion elite came out for runway shows, parties and entertainment Tuesday night to kick off Charleston Fashion Week under tents at Marion Square. In its fifth year, Fashion Week has...

As the publisher puts it the goal is to "advance awareness for the history of fashion made in Germany, which had begun around 1900 with the studios near Berlin s Hausvogteiplatz and reached a glamorous zenith with the post-war designers Heinz Oestergaard and Uli Richter." Arrives August 31...

Velo-2nd Gear, published by Gestalten, explores today's contemporary bicycle culture across all of its diverse scenes; from thin and light-framed racers, to old school fixies and hard-working messenger bikes, and fun beach and city cruiers, this 256-page hardback showcases many of the bikes...

History week happens in New South Wales, Australia in September and the 2012 theme is 'threads'. This year will explore the history of threads and unpick the meaning behind the wardrobes of the past. Happening from the 8-16th September there are some excellent talks and exhibitions across the...

But aren't we glad they did? *smile* Thanks to everyone that submitted photos this year for the "Celebrating Black History Through Fashion" series. From the candid shots (like here and here) to the sartorial glimpses back into time (like here), I am grateful for those who decided to share a...

And two, because, although they are color coordinated, each sister's individual style shines through. Of course my mom is wearing red - which is still her favorite color to this day. This photo is also physical proof of where my love for a belted waist and puff sleeves originated. Thanks,...

" The Mafia: History and Legend Written by Marco Gasparini, Translated by Brian Eskenazi An illustrated history of the Mafia, focusing on this highly developed criminal organization both as a cult subject and an important social phenomenon. Movie classics like The Godfather epitomize our...

 

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