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I'm going out, but I have no idea what to wear. This is always such a dilemma for me, since I am so very fashion conscious. Really. Help me out?

A multiple-choice quiz by malik24. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
malik24
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
345,990
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
5864
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Firstly, I need a hairdo! I'm really not picky, but which of these hairstyles developed in 1960, of which Amy Winehouse, Dusty Springfield and The Ronettes might have sported at some point in their career, would I definitely NOT want, since I just don't have that much hair on my head? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Now I have a haircut, I should make my hair itself look better. Which of these shampoos, developed in Germany by Dr. Wolff, claimed to have used caffeine in order to stimulate hair growth? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. OK, I need a good hat to go with my hairdo! Because I liked the version of Doctor Who portrayed by Matt Smith in 2011, I will wear a hat he often liked wearing. The hat was red, named after a Moroccan city, and often had a tassel hanging from it. Which hat am I after? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Perhaps I should get a tattoo to go with my new hairstyle? Not a permanent one, mind, one that will fade away in a couple of weeks. Which of these plants is a source of dye used in temporary tattoos, and has been used since the days of Ancient Egypt? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. I know what would really make me stand out - a rainbow coloured t-shirt, typically cotton, popularised in the 1960s and '70s and worn by musicians such as John Sebastian and Joe Cocker. It's a shame I don't know the name of anything like that - can you tell me what I should be looking for? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. To go with my t-shirt, I might try wearing a jacket that was known for being worn by the 'mods', or modernists. Which of these lightweight, wind and waterproof jackets, first made in Stockport, Cheshire by the Baracuta company, might I wear for a practical and cool look? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Let's buy some jeans to go with my outfit, as I have no trousers. Which of these was one of the people credited with inventing blue jeans in 1873, originally pawning them off on the mining communities of California? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Now, some shoes to finish my clothing set off! Which shoes that emanated in the 1950s and named after a marine gastropod became highly fashionable during the 1960s when a similar style was worn by the Beatles? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. I heard that fake tan really gets people interested... not necessarily for the right reasons, but I'll try anything. Which of these is said to be a primary ingredient in fake tans such as St Tropez tanner, its cosmetic use originally discovered when it turned skin brown when spilled during X-ray procedures? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. OK, now I have all I need to be dapper (maybe). I need some cologne to top it off, though. I've heard 'Obsession' is good - maybe it will get people obsessed with me? Who knows - but, can you remind me who launched this perfume, all the way back in 1985? Hint



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1. Firstly, I need a hairdo! I'm really not picky, but which of these hairstyles developed in 1960, of which Amy Winehouse, Dusty Springfield and The Ronettes might have sported at some point in their career, would I definitely NOT want, since I just don't have that much hair on my head?

Answer: Beehive

The beehive is a very big hairdo! In Amy Winehouse's case, it really did look like a beehive on her head. It was developed in 1960 by Margaret Vinci Heldt, who was asked to invent a hairstyle reflecting the coming decade (how could they predict the future?).

Other famous people or characters who had a beehive at one point have been Patsy in "Absolutely Fabulous", Marge in "The Simpsons", and Dolly Parton.
2. Now I have a haircut, I should make my hair itself look better. Which of these shampoos, developed in Germany by Dr. Wolff, claimed to have used caffeine in order to stimulate hair growth?

Answer: Alpecin

Alpecin was first made by Dr. Wolff Research - apparently the first type came out in 1930 (odd how it took such a long time after to really become popular...). Alpecin was said to derive from the Latin for 'hair loss', which is alopecia. Dr. August Wolff founded his company in 1905, and the caffeine supposedly suppressed the effect of testosterone on hair, preventing hair loss.

However, the effect was supposedly very temporary and thus the product would have needed regular usage - good marketing!
3. OK, I need a good hat to go with my hairdo! Because I liked the version of Doctor Who portrayed by Matt Smith in 2011, I will wear a hat he often liked wearing. The hat was red, named after a Moroccan city, and often had a tassel hanging from it. Which hat am I after?

Answer: Fez

This was an old hat! But still fashionable, apparently. It was worn by Arabs in the city of Fes, Morocco, in the 17th century. In addition, the fez has been worn by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II, who liked it so much he made his military wear a version of it! The Cypriots, in 2012, also still wore fez as part of their traditional uniform, and Matt Smith's version of Doctor Who, or the Eleventh Doctor, liked to wear a fez when he could, but he did have rather eccentric fashion tastes.
4. Perhaps I should get a tattoo to go with my new hairstyle? Not a permanent one, mind, one that will fade away in a couple of weeks. Which of these plants is a source of dye used in temporary tattoos, and has been used since the days of Ancient Egypt?

Answer: Henna

Henna, the plant, has been used to die wool, skin, hair and fingernails. It is a small tree native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia and some of Australia. It requires a warm temperature or else it dies, and it has been used since the Bronze Age to dye skin, and in Ancient Egypt by Nefertiti as a hair dye.

The henna must be ground down or else it will not stain the skin, because the lawsone molecules, the active agent here, won't be released until the leaves are crushed. The lawsone will bind with proteins in the skin, creating a stain. The stain will turn to a reddish brown after three days or so, and the stain lasts longer, the longer the henna is kept on the skin.
5. I know what would really make me stand out - a rainbow coloured t-shirt, typically cotton, popularised in the 1960s and '70s and worn by musicians such as John Sebastian and Joe Cocker. It's a shame I don't know the name of anything like that - can you tell me what I should be looking for?

Answer: Tie-dye t-shirt

The tie-dye method really lived up to its name - string or elastic was tied around a t-shirt (or other clothes/fabric, of course!) and dyes were applied. Because of the string, they blocked the dye staining the t-shirt at that point, which gave the tie-dyed t-shirt its distinctive, stand-out appearance. Tie-dye was often used as a part of hippie style, but its origins may date all the way back to 500-800 AD in Peru by Colombians. Yet another example of how fashion does not have to be modern to be fashionable!
6. To go with my t-shirt, I might try wearing a jacket that was known for being worn by the 'mods', or modernists. Which of these lightweight, wind and waterproof jackets, first made in Stockport, Cheshire by the Baracuta company, might I wear for a practical and cool look?

Answer: Harrington jacket

Ironically, in the UK at least, the mod culture declined as the hippie culture grew. So, you probably wouldn't actually see my tie-dye t-shirt with the Harrington that often, but it's always good to try new things. The Harrington was designed by the Miller brothers in 1937, and was originally known just as the Baracuta for a while. It had a zipper with elasticated waistband and button collar, and Fraser tartan inner lining, making it comfortable, practical and cool.

The mods, or modernists, were said to be fans of Jazz music, as opposed to traditional Jazz music fans (or trads). The mod subculture was popular in the 1950s to mid 1960s, where it is said that there was a decline caused by the commercialisation of the subculture. Initially, the mods were said to drive their own style mixing themes from French and Italian art films, and R&B and African/American music. Because it was constantly re-inventing itself, it is hard to define exactly what epitomised a 'mod', only that young people of the time were trying to push the boundaries of what they considered to be boring or dull styles.
7. Let's buy some jeans to go with my outfit, as I have no trousers. Which of these was one of the people credited with inventing blue jeans in 1873, originally pawning them off on the mining communities of California?

Answer: Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis are the first to have patented the jeans in 1873, although Levi Strauss is probably more well known than Davis. Strauss actually brought out two types of jeans, but the 'brown cotton duck' type were uncomfortable and didn't last long, so were dropped.

The word 'jeans' comes from the term 'bleu de Gênes' or 'blue of Genoa', and denim comes from the town of Nimes, in France, and the name derives from 'de Nimes' or 'of Nimes'. Interestingly, what would have been considered working clothes back then were considered as rather fashionable in the 2000s. One man's junk is another man's treasure, eh?
8. Now, some shoes to finish my clothing set off! Which shoes that emanated in the 1950s and named after a marine gastropod became highly fashionable during the 1960s when a similar style was worn by the Beatles?

Answer: Winklepickers

Winklepickers are short style boots with long pointed toes. They were inspired by the Crakow style of shoes that were fashionable in Poland during the 15th century. The name (Winklepicker) stems from the English periwinkle snail which is a popular snack whose flesh is usually extracted from its coiled shell with the aid of a long pointed tip.

The Beatles wore a style of shoe called the Chelsea Boot that had a Cuban style heel and a long pointed toe. Though, technically, it wasn't a winklepicker it did highlight the style, which soon became very popular amongst the Modernists. The shoes have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity during the 2000's becoming a fashion accessory for notable performers such as the Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs and The Horrors.

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9. I heard that fake tan really gets people interested... not necessarily for the right reasons, but I'll try anything. Which of these is said to be a primary ingredient in fake tans such as St Tropez tanner, its cosmetic use originally discovered when it turned skin brown when spilled during X-ray procedures?

Answer: Dihydroxyacetone

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) was said to be the main ingredient in several fake tan brands, including St Tropez in 2011. It is derived from plant sources such as sugar beet and cane, and, despite its browning effects, looks like a white powder normally. It was discovered in the 1920s, but German scientist Eva Wittgenstein was the one who really experimented into the use of DHA as a skin pigment alterer, since she found it did not penetrate past the dead layer of skin, the stratum corneum.

The colouration is said to be caused by a reaction between DHA and the amino acids in the skin - the reaction is non-toxic and produces a compound similar to melanin, which is what usually darkens the natural skin.
10. OK, now I have all I need to be dapper (maybe). I need some cologne to top it off, though. I've heard 'Obsession' is good - maybe it will get people obsessed with me? Who knows - but, can you remind me who launched this perfume, all the way back in 1985?

Answer: Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein founded the 'Calvin Klein' brand (no prizes for original naming) in 1968. Although he is best known for his underwear, he's also sported perfumes, of which 'Obsession' was one. Apparently, 'Obsession' has provocative undertones and has amber, bergamot and 'woody scents' which will, apparently, increase my chances of getting a date. Apparently.
Source: Author malik24

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