BEYOND HEADPIECES... — OLIVIA IN HISTORY

OLIVIA IN HISTORY // The Best Celebrity Wedding Headpieces

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...from 1937 to 1971 We did mean to do the Best Headpieces of ALL TIME but our love of headpieces took over and we had to round it down to "Our Favourite Wedding Headpieces from 1937-1971" Which just didn't hit the right note as a title.  From Grace Kelly to Bianca Jaggar, scroll through for our top 10 faves. Ingrid Bergman and Dr. Petter Lindström, 1937 The Best Wedding Hair of All Time Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor and Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, 1937 The Best Wedding Hair of All Time Pat Dicicco and Gloria Vanderbilt, 1941 A Look Back...

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OLIVIA IN HISTORY // Vietnamese weddings

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     I think Vietnamese weddings are pretty cool. From the costumes, to the gifts (!!!), to the food, I wouldn't mind taking a piece of their wedding culture into my own big day. Read on to get a small glimpse into the deep roots of eastern wedding culture.    Traditional Vietnamese Bride and Groom A perfect blend of traditional culture and modern beauty frame today's Vietnamese brides, grooms and their weddings. Many have the best of both worlds with a tea ceremony to start, followed by a fabulously modern reception. A lot of times accompanied with multiple costume changes among other...

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OLIVIA IN HISTORY // Happy birthday, Jackie Kennedy

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  Cheers to you, the fashion icon of my dreams. Also, to that delicious sliced pineapple dessert you have there. xo Find  more photographs of Jackie's wedding to JFK via The Times here, and in honor of her birthday, find her best hostess advice via Vogue here (not that she should be remembered by her wedding or hostess advice, of, course).

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OLIVIA IN HISTORY // To Gather Orange Blossoms

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Although Queen Victoria (featured above) is given credit for the orange blossom wedding movement (Go Vic!), the flower can be traced back in wedding history to first, ancient Greek mythology and then later, in ancient China. In 1840, Queen Victoria wore orange blossoms in her hair on her wedding day. This gave way to the movement and soon orange blossoms became the staple in 19th century weddings. When the flower was in short supply and expensive for the lower class, wax-made orange blossom flowers and seeds grew in popularity.   Orange blossoms were worn in a bride’s hair, bouquet and...

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OLIVIA IN HISTORY // Not just your grandmother's pastime

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A brief history and some rad photos.   em·broi·der·y /əmˈbroid(ə)rē/ 1. the art of creating and producing raised designs or motifs on woven fabrics, paper, or plastic and, in rare instances, on knitted fabrics. Like the 87 year old in all of us, embroidery is an old soul. The form of art appeared way back (waaaay back) in Cro-Magnon fossils dating back as early as 30,000 BCE. Embroidery later appeared in China in 3500 BCE, and then again during the Iron Age as early as 2500 BCE. Basically, embroidery is a stubborn old lady. A long, long time later (but...

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