Choker necklace history

https://www.zara.com/id/en/woman/sale/accessories/long-necklace-and-choker-pack-c436067p3944523.html
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A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold or platinum, etc. They can be adorned in a variety of ways, including with sequins, studs, or a pendant.

The common types of choker include Victorian, vintage, open collar, Gothic, pendant, gemstone, or tattoo.

Historically, it was associated with high fashion, but could take on different meanings under different circumstances. Ballerinas and the upper class in the late 19th century commonly wore certain types of chokers. However, at that same time, the late 19th century, a plain, thin, red or black ribbon choker had ties to prostitution, as seen in Manet‘s Olympia (1861). A plain black woven choker or ribbon could signify secret lesbianism in the Depression era.[1]

The 19th century fashion for broad Chokers reached its peak around 1900 in part due to Queen Alexandra of Denmark wearing one to hide a small scar.[2] Chokers were trendy into the 1920s and again in the ’40s as colliers de chien.[3]

Chokers became quite popular among women and girls in the 1970s and late 1990s. The 1990s fashion trend has recently resurfaced in the mid-2010s.[4][5]

And though I know it became a trend sometime ago and  I’m a little to late to have this topic but I wanna be part of the pop culture in which choker once related to prostitution is one of it. I want to celebrate it, so one or two poses wearing this necklace won’t hurt anybody right??

bought these simple Zara’s thinking that It should be fit in any occasion, including to work.

if you have long beautiful neck you can wear more than one, I notice that the latest trend is to put on different types of choker all at once. There have been modifications like these ones from Zalora

Verlina Choker Fashion Necklace from Istana Accessories at Zalora
Fevia Choker Fashion Necklace from Istana Accessories at Zalora

 

 

bye 2016 hello 2017

These were all the bits and pieces I took during Christmas and the end of year holiday. I’m not into writing  at this moment, it’s so difficult to arrange the words, thinking about all the grammar makes me tired..or maybe coz I’m not practicing much..I don’t know.. so I’m just gonna display pictures and explain what those were-when did they occur.

Oi is is almost 17 months now, she gets fuzzy every time I put on her clothes after shower, because she enjoys playing water in the bathroom and doesn't want to leave it.
Oi is is almost 17 months now, she gets fuzzy every time I put on her clothes after shower, because she enjoys playing water in the bathroom and doesn’t want to leave it.
Right before the setting for photo shoot is ready, she needs to be changed with this cute top her aunt made it for her
Right before the setting for photo shoot is ready, she needs to be changed with this cute top her aunt made it for her.

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The living room is set up perfectly for the background.
The living room is set up perfectly for the background.
We take lots of pictures and try the best for every pose and smile though Oi is very hard to hold still.
We take lots of pictures and try the best for every pose and smile though Oi is very hard to hold still.

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This morning 3rd January 2017 we're planning to go to SAFARI at Prigen. I get out of bed go out of the room and I see this cool kitchen..I like the way it looks now
This morning 3rd January 2017 we’re planning to go to SAFARI at Prigen. I get out of bed go out of the room and I see this cool kitchen..I like the way it looks now
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Our master bedroom..the pic was taken long way before the holiday..there was  a little change on the wall, we’ve been adding more frames on it.
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I love to take notes on almost anything and put it on the fridge’s door. If you noticed the background, the standing lamp was removed and we put ‘brick wall’ sticker wall behind it.

IMG_3289IMG_3356 IMG_3383 IMG_3384 IMG_3395 IMG_3399 IMG_3416Long story short…we finally arrived at SAFARI

IMG_3354 IMG_3350 IMG_3347 IMG_3358 IMG_3366 IMG_3368And that’s that folks…our holiday