Fashion & Shopping

‘Beauty is Your Duty’ 80 years on – Churchill’s campaign that would spark outrage today

If a Prime Minister now were to suggest that women should ditch their trackie bottoms and put on lipstick to keep up morale, there would be outrage.

But 80 years ago, society was very different, and Winston Churchill’s government introduced clothes rationing and the iconic Beauty is your Duty campaign was rolled out across a war-weary country.

In 1941 there was a genuine fear that if women lost their femininity and looked scruffy or tired, it would lead to a collapse in morale which would be detrimental to society.

Britain’s oldest cosmetics firm, Yardley, rose to the challenge, telling customers, “Let us face the future bravely and honour the subtle bond between good looks and morale.”

Meanwhile Vogue told its readers that “a woman past caring is a woman past repairing”.

How do you think this campaign would be received today? Let us know in the comments section

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From spring cleans and selling sprees to charity shop drop-offs and TikTok-inspired customisation, time and space away from wearing real clothes everyday (2020 had our loungewear on heavy rotation) allowed us to look at our existing wardrobe with fresh eyes. One thing we’ve been unable to do thanks to nationwide lockdowns, though, is get the clothes in need of a little love repaired and mended. Sure, we’ve invested in moth balls and dust bags, leather wax (those Dr Martens aren’t going to clean themselves!) and ocean-friendly delicate washing liquid, but when it comes to mending, altering and tailoring, sometimes you need a second pair of hands – and a more skilled set at that. Enter: Sojo. The new app, launching today, is here to make your journey to a more sustainable wardrobe a little easier. The premise is

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Police blotter: Woman steals $1,400 in items from Walmart – News – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

The following are among recent reports to Monroe County law enforcement agencies.

The following are among recent reports to Monroe County law enforcement agencies. You’ll find other police and fire news at this link.

Woman steals $1,400 in items from Walmart

An Ypsilanti woman was arrested after she attempted to leave the Walmart store in Frenchtown Township without paying for about $1,400 in merchandise Monday night.

The incident happened about 8 p.m. Monday at the store, 2150 N. Telegraph Rd., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

A loss prevention officer for the store watched the woman, 37, as she loaded up a cart with clothing, cosmetics and other items and put some of the items in her jacket, a deputy’s report said. She also put on overalls and a black coat while concealing the tags, the report said.

The officer told deputies the suspect went through one self-checkout lane and

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Brielle Biermann Is ‘Recovering’ From COVID-19

Don’t Be Tardy star Brielle Biermann is opening up about testing positive for COVID-19. She told her fans that she is “recovering” from the virus.

Brielle Biermann took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday to let her fans know she is “still recovering” from COVID-19. The Don’t Be Tardy star opened up about being sick with the virus for “almost two weeks now.

The 23-year-old grew up in front of the Bravo cameras. She and her younger sister, Ariana, first appeared alongside their mom Kim Zolciak on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. At the time, Kim was a single mom of two raising her daughters through the money given to her by her ex-fiancé, Big Papa. But all that changed when Kim met Kroy Biermann and fell in love. Brielle was entering her preteens when Kim and Kroy got married in a televised ceremony

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Why I Cast Facially-Different Actors in My Movie ‘Happy Face’

Happy Face is not an advocacy film. Happy Face is an imperfect film about imperfect people in an imperfect world.

This film is above all a personal story through which I sought catharsis—a way to free myself from the guilt of having been ashamed of my own mother when, sick with cancer, she lost her “beauty.”

Happy Face is also the first part of my “Cancer Trilogy”—a project of three feature-length fictional/autobiographical films, based on the fears and fantasies resulting from my experiences with this disease. The film recounts the events surrounding my mother’s death when I was a young man and revolves around the theme evoked by the words “…animate your mind instead of your body and you will be immensely rich.” Words she wrote to me just before she died as advice for life.

In the story, Stan, a chimeric 19-year-old boy, is torn between

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Unused makeup attracts bacteria. Here’s what to toss or clean

When one of Noëlle Sherber’s patients came to see her several months ago, the Washington, D.C., dermatologist noticed that the woman had an eye infection. It was a small sty and easily treatable, but Sherber still wanted to know what caused it.

Sherber learned that the patient, who had been at home since mid-March, had recently put on a full face of makeup using products that largely had sat untouched for months after she, like many others, scaled back her usual beauty routine during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I asked, ‘How old is your mascara? Your eyeliner?’ ” said Sherber, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and co-founder of Sherber and Rad. The woman, Sherber noted, had not purchased new cosmetics in a while and seemed to think that because she was not using her eye makeup often that it “extended the life span of the product.”

Even though

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