Christmas Outfit Ideas

Christmas Outfit Ideas Are you planning your Christmas wardrobe? Whether you are looking for something beautiful and elegant or cosy and snuggly our worldwide Banned Apparel retailers will have something for your Christmas festivities. Our new season pieces cater for […]

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History of the Petticoat

History of the Petticoat The petticoat, petycote (probably derived from the Old French petite cote, “little coat”) appeared in literature in the 15th century in reference to a kind of padded waistcoat, or undercoat, worn for warmth over the shirt by […]

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Halloween Outfit

Halloween Outfit Inspiration.   There are less than two weeks to go until, what many would consider to be, the best season ever; Halloween(!), a time for many of us grown ups to play dress up and channel our inner Wednesday […]

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History of Halloween

Falling between Autumn and Winter, History of Halloween ( All Hallows Eve, Al Hallows Evening ) is a celebration of superstition with costumes, gatherings and lots of sweet treats! It began as the festival of Samhain and was part of the ancient Celtic […]

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Hair and Makeup of the 1960s

Hair and Makeup of the 1960s Hair and Makeup of the 1960s varied considerably; from the au naturel look of the Hippies to the bright and bold statement style of the Mod movement. Here we take a look at the […]

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Swinging Sixties

It’s that time of year again, trade show season, and many of you may have already noticed that we have been travelling far and wide showcasing our upcoming collection. You may also have noticed that we have included some beautiful […]

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Occult Fashion

The Occult Fashion Movement. The Occult fashion movement is making a fierce comeback but, unlike the 90’s, it is a lot more subtle, with touches of darkness and Gothic undertones attracting a much wider audience. Today’s Occult fashion features symbols […]

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The Punk Movement

Origins of the Punk Movement and Subculture. It is, still to this day, heavily debated as to where and when the Punk movement exactly began. Everyone has their own thoughts and definitions and there are foundation stones found in several […]

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Day of the Dead

History of Day of the Dead and the Sugar Skull Tradition. The wonderful and most fascinating celebration of the Day of the Dead takes place in central and southern Mexico on the 1st and 2nd of November and is an […]

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1950s Dancing Days

Oh what we would give to relive some of the wonderful 1950s dancing and the exciting atmosphere, and the fashion (!) that went along with it. Whether it be at a school prom, homecoming or, in fact, anywhere that there […]

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