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    Carnival Couture

    Glam yourself in gold, purple, and green, and turn up the Zydeco, it’s almost Fat Tuesday! Carnival has been going strong since the end of Christmas, and it all culminates this week! In reality, Mardi Gras has been going for the past two weeks, but the party really hits its climax on the days leading up to Fat Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday). Here in the states, we know most of the Carnival traditions from New Orleans (that’s Nawlins, in case you needed a pronunciation).  But Carnival has been celebrated around the world in various forms since ancient times, with the traditions we know today stemming…

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    Sockin’ it to Summer

    Summertime and the footwear’s easy – you just slip into your favorite sandals and you’re ready to step out into the warm sunshine and bare all. It’s natural to dress down in the heat, we’re only human after all, with a long history of warm-weather cultures who have contributed to influencing our present-day hot couture. But while our ancestors may have had little choice in their summer attire, we’re a little more fortunate nowadays. Human ingenuity has lead to innovations in comfort and personal-climate control in the forms of specialized designs and new materials. Even in the last few decades, we’ve come a long way. So, we thought, with so…