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Choker necklace history

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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

 

 

Fashion Drawing community service @ Vita School

I got the change to share one my skill and knowledge that I always find out to be exciting, fun, and cool since first time I knew about art – fashion drawing-to the 3rd year students of Vita School’s junior high. It is something that I’m definitely, obviously, 100% good at, since I never get along with Maths, Physics, or anything that related to the exact Science. Anyway for the two days short course of Fashion Drawing I’m not all alone, I’ve got Esa and Astha accompanying me to teach the class. Day #1 we’re sharing hot to draw a fashion figure based on the 9 heads Croquis. Never have difficulties when guiding 14 ultra energized 16th year old teenagers, I mean what could be worse? They’ re just loud and sometimes need some effort to get their attentions , that’s all. Nothing serious. We’ll just have to have a big heart and take it easy.

lurycoco.comlurycoco.comlurycoco.comThe second day we teach them how to draw fashion illustration with their personal touches, bring out strong character on their drawing. Laura Laine’s, Paper Fashion’s and some Deviant Art artists artworks used as the examples. The students start to make their own masterpieces with paper or fabric collage, put some glitters and even real flowers to complete it. Never really thought that they actually pull it off..good job girls, we’re feeling appreciated and we appreciate every effort you guys do.

lurycoco.comWe collect all the artworks and we’re so proud of them..can’t wait for the next class, hope we’re ‘trusted’ again to teach the senior high. Thanks Vita School for the opportunity.

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#1 Fashion Momentum with Pison Art N Fashion Foundation

So lucky to be invited in Fashion Momentum with PISON Art N Fashion Foundation this weekends at SUTOS, there were drawing workshop, talk shows and  fashion shows..well, if it wasn’t for the institution’s plan opening the new department in fashion I definitely wouldn’t be there.. So me and my friends-Astha and Esa, we’re on a mission looking for any useful information in order to support  the new department for the institution we work for.

lurycoco.comOn Friday we met Machiko Maeyama, a Manga painter from Japan. She shared us how to drawing and coloring Manga-not the one we had expected for actually, the real fashion drawing was all we need. Not surprisingly this workshop was to promote drawing pen.. *sigh*

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Machiko and the million dollar drawing pens
Machiko showed us the drawing and coloring steps
Machiko showed us the drawing and coloring steps
A bit disappointing, at least  we found a way to enjoy  the event by doing this
A bit disappointing, at least we found a way to enjoy the event by doing this. Never thought that matching my blouse with flare skirt and cardigan like this would look cute to work.
Esa and Astha
Esa and Astha
we do enjoying this one. Whose got the better skill in coloring?
we do enjoying this one. Whose got the better skill in coloring?

Also displayed the student’s artworks of PISON along the arcade, there were more than 30 artworks, including haute couture and  ready to wear and kids collections.

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haute couture collections
haute couture collections

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Pretty collections specially the haute couture..PISON got lots of talents here..we really appreciate their artworks. Not to forget the mission by the way, we managed to get several name cards from the display. Who knows 2 years from now these young designers will be tutors in our new department. Check out for day 2 report of Fashion Momentum with Pison Art N Fashion Foundation here.

#2 Fashion Momentum with Pison Art N Fashion Foundation

On saturday Ricardo Damanik, founder of Reds Agency  shared his knowledge about modeling, previously PISON featured Nicoline Patricia, fashion photographer, talking about tips and trick on how to become a great fashion photographer. Never thought that these fashion master minds both born in Surabaya,I’m  so proud to be its citizen

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while we waiting for the fashion show, PISON showed the alteration competition results, so sad that I capture them badly most of the time blame on the low light and the poor artificial lights, I only got this one..
while we waiting for the fashion show, PISON showed the alteration competition results, so sad that I capture them badly most of the time blame on the low light condition and the poor artificial lights there, I only got this one..

 

collection by Roche
collection by Roche

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one of Reds Agency's model. The funny thing is she was scouted on Sutos..what a unique proportion she has.
One of Reds Agency’s model. FYI she was scouted on Sutos..what a unique proportion she has, tall and lean figure with tremendously long neck.

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Strike a pose first before living the show..I'm wearing cape blazer, the latest collection of LCArtclothing.
Strike a pose first before living the show..I’m wearing ‘Ave Maria’ cape blazer, the latest collection of LCArtclothing.

 

Fashion Journal “Christmas Tale”

Shoes Koumi Koumi, Ezra Bag Marie Claire. Dress Zalora

Christmas is near girls, be prepared to be the most fashionable Santa on earth, not in red and white as we know, but with pink and blue ensemble instead..I crave these amazing Christmas collections from Zalora so much and I  organized them into my fashion journal for my Christmas  inspiration this December. All came with reasonable prize and  adorable features, Zalora always be the fashion forward following the newest trend, provide the complete fulfillment for your shopping soul..it’s one stop destination, basically..Imagine if someone cared to gift me all of these collections like these two journals I’ve organized..it will be heaven on earth…….

Check out other Christmas collections gift here

Shoes Mango. Dress River Island. Watch Swatch. Shade Ray Ban. Statement necklace Something Borrowed