A Brief History of HandbagsWritten by Henrietta Timmons
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The term "handbag" first came into use in 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 into 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 match outfit perfectly and rage was for 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 with war effort in mind. Metal frames, zips, leather, and mirrors were in short supply so manufacters used plastic and wood. The 50's saw rise of important designer houses including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes and 60's saw breakdown of old notions of classical and rise of youth culture.
Copy is most sincere form of flattery and, if so, Kate Spade, Gucci, Coach and Dior must be very flattered! There are many replica handbags flooding market (just visit Canal Street in New York City!). Some of these "designer fakes" even carry label of Company they are imitating while others just have signature "C" or "G" without label.
What's in 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 for 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 BetterWritten by Thomas Morgan aka The Irishsetter
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A Small Bite From Poisoned Apple Some of best hands I’ve EVER thrown have ended when I had just a small lapse in judgment or discipline. For instance, in one case I’d had dice for a little more than 15 minutes. For previous 24 rolls, I had remained calm and focused. I hadn’t interacted unnecessarily with 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 including dealers. I turned to stick, and said, “you should leave yourselves up on that hard ten, I’m going to throw it right back.” In other words, I took a bite of poisoned apple. The next roll? No, not another hard 10 but a seven out. You see, one of lessons I’ve learned from my past failures is to limit my interaction with everyone else at table while I’m throwing. In addition, I CALLED MY SHOT. In other words, I completely altered 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 disregard poisoned fruit in your path more often.
As they say, those who choose to ignore history are doomed to repeat it. “Failing Better” doesn’t guarantee that you won’t repeat your previous failures, but by acknowledging and addressing your errors, you’ll put yourself in a better position to sidestep them in 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.