With fashion everchanging, the does and don’ts soon alert the masses to catch up rapidly in society, especially in the younger sector.

In terms of beauty, anything from the beehive hairdo to the slick moot locks can change overnight.

When these changes occur, manufacturers’ “beady eyes” are quick to get in motion and know how a “copycat “society can benefit their bank balance.

Regarding the “copycat “ effect, the major contributors waste no time in utilizing the latest magazines, television ads, and “give away“ leaflets to ensure that the population is well informed.

Neither are the less wealthy, neglected as with a grand manufacturer like China on our doorstep, it is the appearance that counts, not the label!

With masses of goods, look-alike images thrive. Besides clothing, hair, perfume, and cheap nail enamels, false lashes and nails ensure that none are left behind.

Every era has a sensation, either new and eye-catching or “seen it, been there before“ but one truly unique was that of the 1960s –

After the end of the dramatic post-war era, with society clinging to some sort of normality, who will have imagined that the1960s would bring forth a new era regarding clothing, social behaviour, and repulsion against the norm?  The emergence of the “hippies “ was unique, a no-care attitude to appearance or stilted behaviour.

Make-up was of little consequence; hair was shaggy and unkempt women’s clothes long trailing on the ground over bare feet. Jewelry was made from wood, stone, feathers, and anything close to mother nature.

Religion was unrestricted and free love had a mystical aura about it.

The world today has a more conservative outlook and though cultural divisions exist, dress and makeup still follow trends – whoever would have thought that a shabby takkie would emerge to become a high fashion item and at times, a highly-priced wearable item!