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World Of Fashions : Beauty and Glamour
Beauty and woman
The most common adjective used to describe a woman is Beauty and this is so because beauty attracts people.Woman in general give a lot of importance for beauty and this often involves an interpretation of anything being in balance with nature which may lead to feelings of attraction. It is often said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
There was a question asked by a group of teenagers, whether beauty was superior to Intelligence.Most of them answered that it was beauty.
The reason is , we can develop and modify Intelligence.To be or not to be Intelligent is depending on our perspective.
But, beauty is not an entity which is gained or increased with time.Its natural and keeps changing as we grow older.
There are several definitions of being beautiful.Some interpret it to be physically attractive,or intelligence or the inner beauty or character of a person. Mostly it is a combination of all these entities put together to make a complete package.
There are different perspectives which conclude beauty as a very important element of the nature.We can consider flowers which have blossomed to be beautiful,fruits which are ripe to be beautiful,the two extremes of a day ,view of dawn and dusk to be beautiful...this may go on. In all these cases,we term beauty as something which occurs at the end part of sequence of growth.But this is not true with humans.
We don't consider aging to be beautiful and we even avoid the signs which keep warning us of getting older.
Beauty is thus being of ONE'S HOUR...it hasn't got a certain period or time and is not specific.
Beauty and fashion
The main source of expressing one's beauty is through fashion.Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behavior and the newest creations of textile designers.Although style and fashion vary widely, research has found a variety of commonalities in people's perception of beauty.
In India, the 1990s saw a spurt of growth in fashion. This was the result of increasing exposure to global fashion and the economic boom.Common form of the Indian fashion originates from the Western culture. Fashion includes a series of sequins and gold thread to attract customers and apply a statement to the Indian fashion community. A famous trademark is embroidery , an art of sewing distinct thread patterns. A way to include the traditional look and create a new fashion which includes embroidery applied to different dresses, skirts, shirts, and pants to reflect the western culture influence.
Standards of beauty have changed over time, based on changing cultural values. Historically, paintings show a wide range of different standards for beauty. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history.
Glamor and Fashion for Beauty
GLAMOR WORLD OR THE CINEMA...A non-magical item used to help create a more attractive appearance gradually became known as glamor which keeps repeating throughout the history of FASHION.
Today, glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.
Glamor happens or is created through the shaft of the hair and creating mysterious shadows in the eyes,the make-up on the face,the color used for lips and many more which are all part of expressing beauty.There is a beauty in every costume to be worn,every accessory,style of the hair,the jewellery worn and this doesn't even end up if its concerned to the nails...Now a days there is a well known style of polishing nails called the NAIL ART which has its origins from the tattoos which seem to make someone go crazy about.This is again similar to herbal polishing of nails or the Mahendi which is very commonly used for decorating as well as good health.This is of high importance during the weddings and a whole day is allocated only for this event...again to make the bride look attractive and beautiful.
Fashion repeating...in the Glamor world
Fashion in the 1950s varied greatly from the beginning to end. Maybe not quite as extreme as the 60s, 1950s fashion saw the introduction of many new styles as well as many styles that paid homage to the 1920s.The fashion of the costumes,hair styles, all other accessories used are repeating.The world of clothing is always changing, as new cultural influences meet technological innovations
Curly hair was one of the many beautiful styles and though these curls were natural earlier,these are being continued by artificial means ,but the fashion is still the same.
The different eye shades used are only to show that eyes are given more importance to express beauty.The eye brows and eye lashes are darkened and even artificial lashes are available so that the eyes look brighter and bigger.As the list goes on, we can't find much difference in the fashion now.As we entered the 1980s, fashion evolved once more. Skirts and dresses were once again longer and featured straight lines and more serious design. As more and more women joined the professional work force business suits became a trend for women with straight conservative skirts and broad shouldered, boxy blazers topped the look.
In the 1990s, skirts and dresses were not as prominent and more casual looks became acceptable with hip-hop and alternative music setting the scene for fashion early in the decade. Skirts and dresses were usually short and even provocative, especially in the latter part of the decade, however loose and flowing dresses as well as long denim skirts were also notable trends.
Short boyish haircuts were popular throughout the 1920s to the late 1930s. In the 1940s, hair was often still hid under hats, but usually was longer and tied in a bun or other up-do.In the 1960s, beehive and flip-style hairdos were more popular for women. For the men, bowl cuts, such as the ones that are similar to what the Beatles wore are very popular as well. These looks continued on to the late 1960s. From the 1970s on, long, straight hair was popular for women.From the 1970s to the current time punk hairstyles such as shaved heads, Mohawks, and painted hair were worn. These were usually the hairdos of those who wanted to make a statement, or just simply to be different from mainstream society. Many mainstream and independent artists had punk hairdos.
The 2000s fashion are often described as being a "mash-up", where trends saw the fusion of previous styles, global and ethnic clothing, as well as the fashions of numerous music-based subcultures.The early 2000s featured a "zig-zag partings", in which the hairline is parted in a zig-zag fashion. Hair lengths varied from below the earlobes at the shortest to just below the shoulders at the longest.The year 2000 was based on the glittery Y2K inspired makeup of the late 1990s. With the turn of the millennium, the idea was for women to capture a futuristic, space-age style. With makeup including bronze specks for a metallic shine with ecstatic colors. An alternative for those who did not like metallic was a purple and brown color scheme.
By around 2005/06, retro-styled makeup from the 1940s had made a comeback, such as bright red lips and cat eyes. In the mid and late 2000s, lip gloss remained popular, and the "Smoky Eye" emerged, with more emphasis on eye shades,eye liner,mascara etc.
Another emerging trend was a more natural "less is more" approach to makeup around the same time. Also around the second half of the decade, there was an increasing amount of emphasis on the perfection of complexions, with illuminators and shimmer products becoming must-have items. In the late 2000s, there was a craze for fake eyelashes. This resulted in lash tinting, lash extensions, lash embroidery, and fake lashes. Makeup styles generally became simpler and more individualistic with the
Though CHANGE IS FASHION OF THE DAY, it is beauty which makes it attractive, though it remains the same...