Echoes of the Past: Part II {Dementia-Stricken Angel}

by Ami J. Sanghvi No depiction will ever do this angel, or the bygone wonder within her, persisting through the darkest ages of dementia, ample justice. There, on the ebony bench, rests a woman with a mind that has devoured itself to the point of erasure.  The countless decades are carved within the crinkles of…

Echoes of the Past: Part I {The Human Miracle}

by Ami J. Sanghvi History divulges itself eons after its initial births. These chunks of the past, sliced or whole, are found wedged between the pages of sooty, timeworn books, at the bases of battered crates, mobbed by our elders, and in waning, wrinkled photographs.  Every now and then, the past achieves the most remarkable magic trick…

Pin-up Girls v. SuicideGirls (ft. Dita Von Teese)

We’ve all seen those stunning pin-up girls of the past – they were all the rage throughout that 1940s-1960s era, especially in the United States. If you Google “pin-up girls”, you’ll find that almost all of the names that come up belong to the classics: Bettie Page, Betty Grable, Jayne Mansfield, Hedy Lamarr, etc. However,…

The Beauty Regimen of Marie Antoinette

Recently, Vogue featured the famous Marie Antoinette’s beauty secrets in honor of what would have been her 262nd birthday were she still alive. However, since times have changed, we have to ask ourselves – have Marie’s tips withstood the test of time?  Or have they perished along with the fashion and beauty trends of the…

Forget the Labor Day Rule; Wear White this Fall and Winter

Have you ever been told that you can’t wear white after Labor Day?  Furthermore, do you try your best to comply with that rule? Well, did you know that you have the option of not observing it anymore? That’s right – it’s not the worst thing in the world to wear white in the fall and…