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While I was born a little after David Lynch released his cult TV series Twin Peaks, thanks to my older sister I grew up with a distinct regard for the way the show altered the industry and paved the road for masterfully weird television.

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Untamable Wildalone: Brigitte Bardot and the Emancipation of Female Individuality

She would grow up to be regarded as “the most beautiful woman in the world.” But most importantly she would become the representative of modern-day femininity; the first to break through the many restrictive cultural and societal codes that applied to the women of her day.

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The Mythological Woman: Archetypes from Yesterday to Today – Lilith

Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce to you lady Lilith – the beautiful (and beautifully frightening) archetypal female-vamp who, as Dante Gabriel Rossetti splendidly versified in 1886, possesses the power to dominate man’s body and heart. Ah yes, and his life as well.

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Symbolism du Monde: the Red Dress

Unlike the little black dress, which Coco Chanel deemed imperative for every woman’s wardrobe, the red dress is something more special and distinctive. Owning a red dress is not a necessity, but rather – a privilege.

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Symbolism du Monde: The Black Dress

Not so much a color but rather a shade, black has probably the most complex symbolism in fashion, analogous only to the color blue.
During the Victorian era black was exclusively the color of mourning and widowhood, demanding not only a strict dress code but a certain etiquette as well

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Symbolism du Monde: The Blue Dress

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Colors bear their own code of associations, conjuring certain perceptions in our mind and triggering a physiological reaction. One can argue that the way we wear certain colors is similar to the way writers use poetic devices – to represent emotions, sensations, and ideas that are otherwise hidden in our subconscious mind. Blue Blue is largely considered to be the most mysterious and deep of all colors; a synthesis of the heavens and of the abyss. This polarity was noticed and depicted by Goethe in his notable Theory of Colors. The German writer and thinker proclaimed that of all colors blue and yellow are the purest,…

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