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Disco fashions, the power of eyeliner and candlelight

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29 December 2023

Episode 35

50 minutes


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We discuss the history and cultural significance of eyeliner, learn how 1970s and 1980s disco fashions still inspires us today and hit the trails with Icelandic musician JFDR. Plus: how candlelight can improve almost every situation.

29 December 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

‘Eyeliner: A Cultural History’

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If there’s one beauty trend that has stood the test of time, it’s surely eyeliner. From ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti to today’s online influencers, people have applied kohl for millennia. We speak to Zahra Hankir about her new book on the subject, ‘Eyeliner: A Cultural History’.

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Chapter 2

16 minutes


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Disco fashions

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Disco fashions of the 1970s and 1980s were designed to allow their wearers to groove and move freely. Who pioneered the silhouettes that still grace dance floors around the world today? Konfekt’s Paige Reynolds speaks to fashion historian Bethan Bide to find out more. 

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Chapter 3

7 minutes


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Iceland and folk

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All artistic creation is influenced by the context in which it happens – and in Iceland, nature plays an outsized role. Konfekt’s deputy editor, Chiara Rimella, hit the trails with Icelandic musician Jofridur Akadottir to find out more about the relationship between nature and creativity.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The campaign for cosy lighting

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Candlelight isn’t just for Christmas. It improves almost every situation, bringing romance to less-than-perfect surroundings and joy to dinner parties. Writer and consultant Sophie Cecil explains how.

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