Choose A Beret for You II

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Berets were first worn by soldiers during the first World War and the kind of hats are still used in military although it has been a fashion item for women. In the Chanel’s nautical-themed Cruise 2018 show, top models, wearing berets, took part in the catwalk show for Chanel, such as Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Stella Maxwell.

Gigi Hadid, born on 23 April 1995, is an American model. She debuted in 2014 walking for Desigual’s show. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. Hadid has appeared on magazine covers including Vogue, Allure, W Magazine and Teen Vogue as well as Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. The famous model had walked for designers including: Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Max Mara as of May 2015.

Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid’s sister, is also a model. She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2015 and Bella was named Model of the Year in 2016.

Born on 15 May 1990, Stella Maxwell is a New Zealander model. She made her first appearance in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014 and had been named a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015.

Chanel has cemented the beret’s position as the headwear to be seen in 2018-19. Many fashion items were shown in this show and there were lots of stylish berets. If you are interested in that, you can find the video to watch and learn from it.

Back to the Military berets, I believe that many girls know the South Korean television series “Descendants of the Sun” that was aired in 2016. The drama has gained popularity across Asia. It was internationally broadcast in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and so on. It has received several awards, including the Grand Prize in television at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, and been named the Most Popular Show of the year by Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation in 2016. We can find black berets in this drama. The Captain and team leader of Alpha Team Yoo Si-jin(Song Joong-ki) always wears a black beret as part of the uniform, who graduated from the Korea Military Academy at the top of his class. Yoon Myung-ju(Kim Ji-won), First Lieutenant, also wears a black beret. But the badges in their berets are different.

The Green berets are often referred to the United States Army Special Forces, which is comprised of 12 excellent team members. They are mainly tasked with five missions, including unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action and counter-terrorism.

The soldiers at least master a foreign language, and each of them has their own technical expertise, such as weapons, engineering, communications and medical. The badge of the Green Berets includes two silver arrows crossed with a silver dagger, surrounded by a black ribbon and the motto “De oppresso liber” which is translated to “from (being) an oppressed man, (to being) a free one”.

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Choose A Beret for You I

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Wearing a beret has become an international fashion trend. It is always an ultimate revolutionary accessory that not only keeps your head warm, but also looks pretty! Berets were quickly worn by ordinary people about the end of the first World War, but they only appeared in small amounts in the British army during the war. Besides, wearing a beret had become stylish before the hats were worn by the soldiers in the second World War.

There were several extremely charming heroines who wore a beret in in classic movies.

Greta Garbo(18 September 1905—15 April 1990) was a Swedish-born American film actress. Garbo was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress three times thanks to the film “Anna Christie”, “Camille” and “Ninotchka” and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 because of her “luminous and unforgettable screen performances”. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Garbo appeared as a blonde for the first time and wore a beret in the film “As You Desire Me”, which had become one of the most fashionable stylings on screen.

Although Garbo was successfully treated for breast cancer in 1984, she died of pneumonia and renal failure in the hospital at the age of 84.

Greta Garbo is one of the most famous female celebrities in the history of cinema. She is the goddess at that era. Her unique eyes and curled long lashes are amazing. Her perfect body line, arched eyebrows, thin and clear lips and perfect eyeliners are examples of make-up at present.

Lorelei Lee(Marilyn Monroe) was a beautiful showgirl in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Even if she was abandoned by her fiancé because the father thought Lorelei was just after his son’s money, Lorelei, wearing a lovely beret, immediately fell in love with Dorothy, a showgirl and the best friend of Lorelei, during the Atlantic crossing.

If you long to be stylish, you can wear a beret like these beautiful girls in films. You can wear it with a number of ways or stick to a classic look. When choosing the color of your beret, you should match your coat or your hair. Pair your berets with your clothing and show a pulled-together look.

Berets are usually used as a cold weather accessory, so you’re likely to wear a coat. You can choose a camel beret to match your dark clothing, which will make a great sense of contrast and look great. In addition, you are able to choose a red beret along with a dark coat. Or you can pair a blue coat with blue beret in a lighter shade. If your hair is blonde, you should choose a white or beige beret; if it is black, you can wear a black one. If you are brunette, you should choose brown berets.

Chanel has cemented the beret’s position as the headwear to be seen in 2018. You can watch the show held in Paris to learn the fashion trend.

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An Introduction of Beret

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There’s a long history of chic women sporting the beret,which is a soft, round and flat-crowned hat. It currently has become a fashion item for women. Choose a suitable beret will make them more beautiful and more charming. However, the hat was worn by men at the very start. Berets originated from the shepherds in Béarn at the foot of the Pirineos in southwest France in the 15th century. They were not only worn on the head as a weather shelter that protected against wind and rain but also used as a towel to wipe away sweat or a seat cushion at that time, which was perfect for the shepherds’ life. The berets were made from brown wool that came from the goats in Pirineos. Therefore, the hats were monotonous in color or texture. Nowadays, berets are made from woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acrylic fiber. Later, the Basque people living at northern Spain and southern France also started wearing berets and they called them “Basque berets”.

The most famous man in history who likes wearing berets is Che Guevara, an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author and guerrilla leader. Many of his photographs that can be found now are in a Basque beret. Besides, the hats were also worn by Roman Catholic. They were different from the round berets. The hats Roman Catholic wore were “hard hats”.

Mass production began in 19th-century France and Spain. Berets have been worn as part of the uniform of many military and police units around the world, as well as by other organizations.

During the First World War that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918, some officers of British military had already begun wearing berets, which made the British army the first to wear berets. But berets became popular in militaries of different countries during the Second World War that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Different forces in different countries use berets with different colors as part of the uniforms to distinguish arms. As berets become more and more popular, various colors emerge in endlessly. After a long period, countries gradually unify and stipulate the colors of berets for arms.

Black Beret

The black beret has been worn by all United States Army troops since June 14, 2001. American troops fighting an imaginary enemy also wear the black beret with the Red Star of the former Soviet Union and the badge of British MK1. The troops are the most excellent opposing forces in the U.S. and even in the world. This special “combat” unit has a strong combat capability and it can perfectly imitate combat operations of the former Soviet Union’s troops.

Blue Berets

The blue beret is worn by peacekeepers of United Nations Peacekeeping Force. Therefore, the peacekeepers are often called “Blue Berets or Blue Helmets”. What they do is to monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed.

Red Berets

Combat controllers and special tactics officers of U.S. Air Force wear the red beret.


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