Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty

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

The 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

In 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

Most 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!

The 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

Some 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

What 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

Our 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

Our 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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Fashion Fusion: Clothing and Jewellery

Fashionista Shameena tells us about the most popular emerging culture in fashion fusion, the Afghan Jewellery. She traces the history and culture of the people. Here’s an in-depth narrative about the subject, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Fashion is a means of self-expression that allows people to try on many roles in […]

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Choose High Heels Carefully According to Your Body Shape

Singapore-based fashionista, Shameena, tells us about high heels. She offers invaluable tips on how to choose the shoes meant for you, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A pair of high heeled shoes has been a good friend of women since thousands of years. Wearing high heels is an evergreen style statement indeed making […]

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