Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty

Beautiful Smile and its Management: How Dental Veneers Help? – I

Reading Time: 7 minutesA beautiful smile makes a great first impression. It is one of the key reasons people are perceived as attractive, successful or youthful. Misaligned, badly shaped, gapped, crooked or discoloured teeth, on the other hand, may not only look unattractive and unhealthy but literally drag the face down. A flawed smile can also be one of […]

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Three Interesting Things about Body Piercing

Reading Time: 3 minutesRitambhara tells us about the traditions and history of body piercing, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Body piercing isn’t a new concept. The two most commonly seen piercings people opt for across the world are earlobe and nostril piercing. In fact, a study showed that nearly 14% of the population across the world […]

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The Cult of the Body Beautiful and Growth of Plastic Surgery to Enhance Sex Appeal – III

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe post-war (World Wars) plastic surgery boom and the breaking down of traditional reluctance to undergo plastic surgery, particularly middle-aged, middle-class women, who were affluent and largely finished with raising families. This demographic felt increasing pressure to remain young in a post-war culture often dubbed the “cult of the body beautiful”. Shameena examines the demand for […]

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The Emergence of Plastic Surgery from the Renaissance to the Present Day – II

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the second part, Shameena tells us about the brief rise of plastic surgery during the Renaissance. The two World Wars led to the innovations, making plastic and cosmetic surgery safer and easier. The Renaissance: A Brief Rise in Plastic Surgery Translations of Galen re-entered Western culture during the late Middle Ages as Crusaders encountered […]

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Sushruta, the Father of Plastic Surgery, was its Pioneer in Varanasi, India – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesMost historians agree that the first recorded account of reconstructive plastic surgery on the living is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts. These texts describe procedures to repair noses and ears that were lost either as punishment for crimes or in battle. Sushruta was a physician that made important contributions to the field of plastic and cataract […]

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How the Tanned Bronzed Skin of Gabrielle Chanel came into Vogue!

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe change in attitude towards sunbathing and tanning is closely related to a sartorial shift towards shorter hemlines and less restrictive corsets, as well as the embrace of pleasurable activities such as smoking, drinking, and dancing. Like the rebellious nature of flappers, suntans were another way for people to flaunt newfound freedoms. Here’s our fashionista […]

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The Tradition of the Erogenous Zones of Body Piercing is rooted in History

Reading Time: 7 minutesSome people rely on erotic or intimate piercings to provide sexual enhancement and may enjoy the mere sensation of being pierced. Other people may wear a few select piercings to adorn and enhance their appearance. Our Fashionista, Kuala Lumpur-based Shameena, talks about the erogenous zones of the body that are pierced, in two parts. Here’s […]

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Body Piercings: A Modern Style that is rooted in Ancient Traditions

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat many seem like a simple puncture wound may have a very emotional and personal significance to the bearer. Body modification is just one way you can express your personality and make a statement. The ancient practice of piercing can mark spiritual rites of passage and liberation. Our Fashionista, Kula Lumpur-based Shameena, delves into the antiquity of […]

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Tattoo: A Primeval Art Form and an Individual Style Statement

Reading Time: 6 minutesOur fashionista, Kula Lumpur-based Shamina, delves into the history and traditions of tattoos, a primeval art form. She also sees its relevance as a contemporary style statement of an individual. Here’s her erudite, in-depth research, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Your necklace may break, the fau tree may burst, but my […]

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All about Nail Care

Reading Time: 7 minutesOur Kuala Lumpur-based fashionista, Shameena, tells us all about nail care, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Are you taking good care of your nails? Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual colour or shape? Like a great new haircut or a terrific skin care regimen, […]

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