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To care for your pearls don’t expose them to perfumes and hair spray and don’t clean them with a commercial jewelry cleaner unless it says safe for pearls. A gentle wiping with a soft cloth after wearing will prolong their luster.
Fashion repeats itself and time periods overlap so there are always exceptions. Whatever the style or decade with pearls, you can never go wrong in fashion. If you wear vintage, there are no fashion rules. Whatever decade or style you like!
So, how do we identify the decade styles or can we or does it even matter to a pearl lover? Rarely to me but if it does to you we will give it a try based on findings (Metal pieces that are used to connect and support jewelry such as clasps, hooks, etc.) and style of the decades.
In the early nineteen hundreds pearls were a favorite and style influenced by the high necklines and collars. Choker type necklaces or dog collars as they were called then were popular. Many of these chokers were on velvet or ribbon. A one strand necklace of fourteen to thirty inches was popular at this time and as many as five single strands in various lengths. Also very popular in style was the lavaliere. Pearls were set on the pendant.
In 1920′s we had access to imitation and genuine pearls and were queens. Pearls were a flapper’s trademark with several long ropes measuring up to 60 inches. Tassel necklaces of pearls were very popular. These were almost always faux pearls. There was also the sixteen inch and eighteen inch and everything in between on single strands. Delta and Richelieu were popular brands and there were plenty of choices at Sears and Roebuck. Prices were as varied as the choices.
AnnaSophia Robb: I’ve got into fashion.
AnnaSophia Robb “cares more about fashion” since she landed the role of a young Carrie Bradshaw.
The actress portrays fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series, which is based on the Sex and the City character’s younger days.
The 19-year-old says hanging around the wardrobe area on set has proved fruitful for spicing up her own style.”I’ve started to care a little more about fashion,” AnnaSophia admitted to Us Weekly. “I’m starting to wear a lot more tights now. Carrie wears a lot of tights… and I’m starting to wear more patterns. Carrie doesn’t really have a specific colour – it’s more layering of different patterns and textures and eras together.”
AnnaSophia described her personal style as being more like conservative dresser Miranda from the Sex and the City series.The pretty blonde does mirror Carrie’s eclectic fashion tastes when the occasion requires something special.
“It kinda depends on the day – on how much energy I have to put into it,” she explained. “On New Year’s I wore a big poufy white skirt, which is very Carrie… but most of the time I just like wearing stuff that’s comfortable: boots and patterned jeans and big, comfy sweaters.”
AnnaSophia recently admitted the role has also had an effect on her hair. She permed her locks to portray the character and loves having wild tresses.
“I love the curly hair,” she gushed last month. “Jen [Johnson, hair stylist] does my hair on the show and I was like, ‘Ooh that’s a good look for next season.’”
TOWIE: Lucy and Mario Are On The Rocks Again And Joey Helps Arg Join A Dating Site.
Could this finally be the end for Lucy and Mario?
It was another exciting and drama-filled episode of The Only Way is Essex tonight as Joey helps Arg join a dating site, Cara has surgery, Nanny Pat offers Arg her number, and Mario upsets Lucy (again!) after she finds out he’s still messaging other girls…
After some impressive dance moves with Joey Essex, Kirk told his pal about the Lauren Pope situation, admitting: “I’ve tried to be mature. She threw it in my face.”
But later on whilst they’re in a club Lauren admits to Chloe: “Kirk is unfinished business.” Could there be a reunion for the couple?
Arg gets some advice from the Wright family, admitting he wants a new chapter in his life. And to help, Nanny Pat offers to give the singer her number!
Mario walked out last week after Lucy admitted she wasn’t ready to marry Italian stud but it seems he’s thought about his actions as he apologises to the blonde beauty.
After asking why she doesn’t want to get married, Lucy answered: “The messages (from other girls) aren’t bad, it’s the fact you haven’t told me.
“I don’t like the idea of these girls and I don’t like what they look like in their pictures.”
She added: “I will marry you in five years time.”
Mario admits his proposal was the wrong thing to do. He said: “I proposed for the wrong reason.”
The engagement is still on as the couple agree to wait a few years until they’re ready to marry. As he prepares to leave, Mario hands Lucy a letter leaving the boutique-owner looking worried.
Lucy needs some advice and decides to visit Lydia, admitting she’s been looking at Mario’s phone.
“I know he will never cheat on me, but I also think he enjoys sleeping with other women,” Lucy revealed.
Lydia comforts her pal as she said: “Don’t jump to conclusions.”
However one of Sugar Hut Honey’s reveals to boss Mick and son Kirk that an engaged man has been sending her messages and reveals it’s Mario! Mick decides it’s time to give his friend some advice.
Joey decides to help Arg move on and tries to find him a nice girl as he sets up a profile for him on a dating website. He began to write ‘My friend is chubby’ before Arg manages to stop him and Joey gives his pal some advice to shower more!
Meanwhile Tom and Lydia discussed marriage as Lydia described her ideal wedding. Tom decides to ask his sister Cara for advice who tells him that if he really wants to, he should do it. Although she does warn her 21-year-old brother: “You’ve only been together for six months.” Tom is unaffected as he replies: “We’re proper happy though.”
Could Lydia and Tom beat Lucy and Mario to the alter?
The bad luck continues for Mario as Lucy finds out about the messages he’s sent to one of Mick’s Honey’s and she’s not happy. After confronting the Italian, she walks out muttering: “It’s not worth it. She’s not worth it. You’re not even worth it sometimes.”
Poor Lucy! But will she forgive Mario and give him another chance?
We can’t wait to find out in next weeks episode on ITV2 next Wednesday (October 17).
What did you think?
Marriage isn’t just love and commitment.
Is marriage only about encouraging loving and committed relationships — or is it more?
One of the arguments made by those who oppose the Marriage Protection Amendment is that marriage is only about encouraging loving and committed relationships.
Certainly marriage should only be entered by loving and committed couples, but marriage is not simply about recognizing the love and commitment of the adults involved in the relationship.
Marriage is primarily about channeling the sexual passion of men and women with its inherent potential for creating children into a stable family unit that provides the best opportunity for any child born of that union to be known by and cared for by his or her mother and father.The noted liberal British philosopher Bertrand Russell said, “But for children, there world be no need of any institution concerned with sex. … It is of children alone that sexual relations become of importance of society, and worthy to be taken cognizance of by a legal institution.”
David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values and a self-described liberal Democrat, said of marriage:
“Marriage is a gift that society bestows on its next generation.
“Marriage (and only marriage) unites three core dimensions of parenthood — biological, social and legal — into one pro-child form: the marriage couple. Marriage says to a child: The man and woman whose sexual union made you will also be there to love and raise you. Marriage says to society as a whole: For every child born, there is a recognized mother and father, accountable to the child and to each other.”
Why is it so important for children to be loved and raised by their mom and dad?
A recent report by Child Trends, a nonpartisan research organization, summarized the scholarly consensus on marriage this way: “Research clearly demonstrates that family structure matters for children and the family structure that helps children the most is a family headed by two biological parents in a low-conflict marriage.”
Can a man teach a daughter how to be a woman? Can a woman teach her son how to be a man?
Fathering expert Dr. Kyle Pruett of Yale Medical School explains in “FatherNeed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child”: “Fathers do not mother.”
Psychology Today explains: “Fatherhood turns out to be a couples and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children.”
A father, as a male parent, brings unique contributions to parenting. Likewise, a mother, as a female, uniquely impacts the life and development of her child, as Dr. Brenda Hunter explains in her book, “The Power of Mother Love: Transforming Both Mother and Child.”
Do we really believe, in our heart of hearts that a mother and a father don’t matter?
Men and women bring diversity to parenting; each makes unique contributions to the rearing of children that can’t be replicated by the other. Mothers and fathers simply are not interchangeable.”
Do we really want to shift the focus of our marriage laws away from the interests of children and society as a whole and onto the desires of the adults involved in the relationship? Clearly, social science proves what we know in our heart to be true: children need both a mother and a father.