A Brief History of Handbags

Written by Henrietta Timmons

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The term "handbag" first came into use inrepparttar early 1900's and generally referred to hand-held luggage bags usually carried by men. These were an inspiration for new bags that became popularized for women, including complicated fasteners, internal compartments, and locks. With this new fashion, jewelers got intorepparttar 116290 act with special compartments for opera glasses, cosmetics, and fans.

The 1920's saw a revolution in fashion with varying hemlines and lighter clothing. Bags no longer needed to matchrepparttar 116291 outfit perfectly andrepparttar 116292 rage was forrepparttar 116293 stylish lady to carry a doll dressed exactly like herself, complete with matching bag for her minature companion! The discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb inspired Egyptian art on purses. The 1940's saw new austerity in clothing, including handbags withrepparttar 116294 war effort in mind. Metal frames, zips, leather, and mirrors were in short supply so manufacters used plastic and wood. The 50's sawrepparttar 116295 rise of important designer houses including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes andrepparttar 116296 60's sawrepparttar 116297 breakdown of old notions ofrepparttar 116298 classical andrepparttar 116299 rise of youth culture.

Copy isrepparttar 116300 most sincere form of flattery and, if so, Kate Spade, Gucci, Coach and Dior must be very flattered! There are many replica handbags floodingrepparttar 116301 market (just visit Canal Street in New York City!). Some of these "designer fakes" even carryrepparttar 116302 label ofrepparttar 116303 Company they are imitating while others just haverepparttar 116304 signature "C" or "G" withoutrepparttar 116305 label.

What's inrepparttar 116306 future of handbags? My personal prediction is more individualized bags and interesting fabrics. What do you think? Send me an e-mail with your own personal prediction forrepparttar 116307 future.

I have been fasinated by handbags my whole life and have studied the origins of the bag extensively. My mother sewed handbags for me and I learned this fine art from an early age. My collection includes every conceivable purse in all shapes and sizes - the more unique the better. Currently, I own an online handbag store at Henrietta's Handbags and plan to launch a new line this Spring called Naughty Girl Bags which will range from the sublime to the outrageous.

Fail. Fail Again. Fail Better

Written by Thomas Morgan aka The Irishsetter

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A Small Bite Fromrepparttar Poisoned Apple Some ofrepparttar 116289 best hands Iíve EVER thrown have ended when I had just a small lapse in judgment or discipline. For instance, in one case Iíd hadrepparttar 116290 dice for a little more than 15 minutes. Forrepparttar 116291 previous 24 rolls, I had remained calm and focused. I hadnít interacted unnecessarily withrepparttar 116292 staff or other players and was in a perfect state of relaxed concentration. The next roll I hit a two way hard ten that had been parlayed. Everyone cheered includingrepparttar 116293 dealers. I turned torepparttar 116294 stick, and said, ďyou should leave yourselves up on that hard ten, Iím going to throw it right back.Ē In other words, I took a bite ofrepparttar 116295 poisoned apple. The next roll? No, not another hard 10 but a seven out. You see, one ofrepparttar 116296 lessons Iíve learned from my past failures is to limit my interaction with everyone else atrepparttar 116297 table while Iím throwing. In addition, I CALLED MY SHOT. In other words, I completely alteredrepparttar 116298 successful dynamic that I had established, and failure came shortly and even worse, it was self-inflicted.

As a precision shooter, you will be tempted by all sorts of poisoned fruit on your dice influencing journey. I guarantee that you will stop and take a bite from time to time. No matter how disciplined you are, you will have lapses in judgment. But, if you are able to learn from your previous failures, you will disregardrepparttar 116299 poisoned fruit in your path more often.

As they say, those who choose to ignore history are doomed to repeat it. ďFailing BetterĒ doesnít guarantee that you wonít repeat your previous failures, but by acknowledging and addressing your errors, youíll put yourself in a better position to sidestep them inrepparttar 116300 future.


Thomas is the webmaster of http://www.dicesetter.com . He is widely know in the gambling community for his dice influencing skills at the craps tables.

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