GLITTER

Glitter describes an assortment of very small, flat, reflective particles. When particles are applied to surfaces, they reflect light at different angles causing a surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is similar to, but smaller than confetti or sequins. Glitter has been produced and used decoratively since prehistoric times from many different

CANCAN

The can-can (sometimes non-hyphenated as in the original French: cancan French pronunciation: kaka) is a high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance, traditionally performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats and black stockings. The main features of the dance are the lifting and manipulation of the skirts, with high kicking and

APPARITION

An apparition in folklore, mythology, and modern media such as literary fiction, a ghost (sometimes known as a spectre (British English) or specter (American English), phantom, apparition or spook) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition

PARASOL

A Parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. The word “parasol” (Spanish or French) is a combination of para, meaning to stop or to shield, and

AURA

In parapsychology and spiritual practice, an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object like the halo or aureola in religious art. The depiction of such an aura often connotes a person of particular power or holiness.  Objects and all living things manifest such an aura. Often

FEATHER BOA

Urban legend claims that women’s clothier namesake Henri Bendel (b. 1868) ‘invented’ the feather boa, yet Wikipedia has this to say about its history:  “Feather boas have been documented for use as an adornment since at least 1820, but they might have been worn as early as the 17th century.”  Feather

THE ROSE

A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually

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