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.
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. Chokers were trendy into the 1920s and again in the ’40s as colliers de chien.
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.
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??
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
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.
The 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.
We 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.
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.
On 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*
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.
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.
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
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…….
Fashion is neither just apparel or things that you wear, in this term accessories like necklace, bangles, earings, even glasses, more over it's seen as you entirely from head to toe, include your attitude. Fashion reflects your inner self, it's very you and personal..so whatever you are, when you apply it to your fashion, you let people see what are you deep inside implicitly. Then the "don't judge book by its cover" might not always be right.