Out of fashion? There’s no such a thing

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Out of fashion…is there such a thing?

Who hasn’t heard that a certain piece of clothing was out of fashion? Who hasn’t changed their outfit in the last minute because “nobody is using that style of clothing anymore”? However, the truth is, fashion doesn’t die. There is no such a thing as out of fashion. Some people say that it follows the seasons, while other people say it follows the on-going trends, there’s even some that risk themselves to say that it follows the current generation. Truth to be told, they’re all correct.

Historically, the fashion industry began in the 19th century by the hands of a designer called Charles Frederick Worth (13 October 1825 – 10 March 1895), an Englishman who lived in Paris, and then spread through magazines to the whole world. His works were so popular and influential that multiple stores, designers, and departments openly copied his style, increasing even more his presence in the French fashion scenery. Nowadays, Worth is known as the Father of Haute Couture, receiving praises for his courage and innovative way of dealing with his clothing line as, for example, he was the first to sew his brand name in to the clothes and to use live models. One of his famous features was the crinolines, a metal structure that held the dress in a predetermined styled position, which was used by most, if not all, royalty.

As the time went by, other designers appeared, some of which giving their own touch in the French fashion. Among others, there was Paul Poiret with his Orientalism and dresses that didn’t need help to be put on; there was also Jacques Doucet and his pastel colours along with his perfectly delicate dresses that never failed to impress his customers. So, as each designer gave their own touch at fashion, it became more detailed and eventually branched out to different styles under different names, becoming more and more detailed.

Nowadays, their legacy is kept by new designers, who, just like their ancestors, are trying to give their own touch at fashion. Pnina Tornai (25 November 1962), for example, is a renewed Israeli top couture designer who is known for her classical, yet sensual, style. Tornai is taking her place in the history of fashion by showing that there’s no need to divert from her predecessors nor to create a whole new style, instead, you can keep it classy and simple, but also adding your own touch. It also shows in official events, such as the Royal Wedding in May 19th, where the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle chose a long-sleeved classical white dress.

Maybe it’s coming back with the season or, maybe, this generation has a strong classical sense of style. However, the truth is current designers are relying more on classical style instead of trying new, different-styled gowns. Just like in the 19th century, the beautiful delicate dresses are back in store (were they ever out?) and, for the looks of it, they are going to stay.

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The Top Five Common Misconceptions About Lie Detector Tests

When all that we see regarding lie detector tests comes from the world of fiction, our understanding of these matters does become flawed. Many of the elements which make up a lie detector test that you see on the television have been altered or changed for dramatic effect. This means that consequently, people will develop an understanding of lie detector tests which is not accurate. We’re taking a look at some of the common misconceptions about lie detectors, to try and provide an accurate understanding of the subject.

The name of the test itself

One of the first and most common misconceptions which people have is that a lie detector test is even called such a thing. The correct term for the machinery and the process as a whole is referred to as a ‘polygraph test’, but many people still refer to it as a lie detector test. While this is still technically correct, the official term remains as a polygraph.

Control questions are not designed to create a response

Another misconception among the vast majority of the public is that control questions are designed for establishing essential details and facts. However, this is not true. The purpose of a control question is to determine what the vital signs of a person look like when they are lying, so the examiner will be able to identify future lies with greater precision.

Drugs will aid you in passing the exam

This is another misconception which is simply not true. Drugs and medication will not help you with passing the exam without being caught out for being untrue about particular facts. It is a part of the pre-examination for the examiner to ensure that the person being interviewed and questioned is fit to take the test at all, and this will involve checking for the presence of medication.

They do not detect lies

The purpose of a polygraph test is to identify if an individual is telling the truth, or if they are attempting to lie. The lie detector test can confirm if a person is telling the truth, but it does not confirm if they are lying. Instead, it notices and records any changes in the subject during the questioning, and searches for changes that would indicate a lie has been told.

They are entirely accurate

This is a misconception held by many, in part due to the dramatic nature of television. A polygraph is never 100% accurate, as it is possible to deliberately alter the state of your vitals to confuse a lie detector, and thus change the outcome of the test.

Overall, these are just five of the most common misconceptions and myths surrounding the lie detector test. When confronted with a lie detector, people often try and think their way out of problems by falling back on knowledge which is founded in inaccuracy. Therefore, having a reasonable understanding of the lie detector and its many facets will help you to make the right choices when confronted with a polygraph test, and ensure you don’t cause yourself any more trouble than necessary.

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