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MORETTA – THE MASK OF SEDUCTION

Although we already have a text about VENETIAN MASKS  I wanted to dabble more into the topic. After reading about all the different masks that are out there, one in particularly sparked my interest. The MORETTA – the great Venetian mask of seduction. The word “moretta” derives from “moro”, which translates to dark and the …

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MANTILLA – A SPANISH TRADITION

What does Latin Mass have in common with Wedding Veils. The Mantilla! Today I wanted to share with you what there is to know about this beautiful lace garment. The “mantilla” can be broken down to a form of manta (blanket), manto (cloak), or manton (shawl). It’s a ceremonial Spanish veil made of lace often …

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VENETIAN MASKS

CARNAVAL OF VENICE: LIVING THE DREAM OF RENAISSANCE Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.Oscar Wilde Mysterious convent with cloaked figures and hidden faces, luxurious dresses and swirling affairs – the famous Carnival of Venice preserves its spirit over centuries. …

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JAPANESE KIMONOS

A BIT OF HISTORY Kimonos were first introduced as early as 8th century A.D. The dress type that we generally refer to as to the most stereotypic Japanese clothing is actually a Chinese invention that was brought to the land of the Rising Sun by merchants. It became widely spread during the Muromachi period (14-16 …

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SKILLS OF A PERFUMER

BASIC PERFUME COMPOSITIONS Have you ever noticed how a fragrance can suddenly change in 20-30 minutes after application to the skin: some scents become brighter, others have disappeared? No need to worry, you have no problems with your sense of smell, and you did not buy the “wrong” perfume. On the contrary, this game of …

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PEARLS

Pearls are the gemstones of the sea, the “birthstone” of June and a metaphor for the rare and valuable. Let me explain to you how pearls are made, what types there are and how to tell them apart. The English word “pearl” comes from the French “perle” but is actually originally from the Latin “perna”, …