Fashion relates to social and cultural context of an environment. According to Matika, “Elements of popular culture become fused when a person’s trend is associated with a preference for a genre of music…like music, news or literature, fashion has been fused into everyday lives.” Fashion is not only seen as pure aesthetic values; fashion is also a medium for performers to create an overall atmosphere and express their opinions altogether through music video. The latest music video ‘Formation’ by Beyoncé, according to Carlos, “The pop star pays homage to her Creole root…. tracing the roots of the Louisiana cultural nerve center from the post-abolition era to present day, Beyoncé catalogs the evolution of the city’s vibrant style and its tumultuous history all at once. Atop a New Orleans police car in a red-and-white Gucci high-collar dress and combat boots, she sits among the ruins of Hurricane Katrina, immediately implanting herself in the biggest national debate on police brutality and race relations in modern day.”
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Hair flower clips were another summer decoration for young girls, pinups and women looking to dress up a party dress. Small daisy flowers or big chrysanthemums made of rayon or silk were often handmade at home. hair flowers, snoods, clips and more.
Young Boy in Green Suit attributed to the Beardsley Limner. Oil on canvas. Probably New England, ca. 1790. The boy wears the suit and shirt with large open collar fasionable at the time. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, 64.100.4.
Fashion photographers also photographed the Single Girl wearing business wear, calling her the Working Girl. The Working Girl motif represented another shift for the modern, fashionable woman. Unlike earlier periods, characterised by formal evening gowns and the European look, the 1960s Working Girl popularized day wear and “working clothing”. New ready to wear lines replaced individualized formal couture fashion. The Working Girl created an image of a new, independent woman who has control over her body.
The reasons we should care about children’s fashion go way beyond our kids looking exceptional. Way beyond. Children’s fashion is about more than aesthetics, and, for parents, it can make a bold statement about what we support, who we support, and what we want for our children.
Ditto Harper Beckham, who, while she has yet to clone Victoria by wearing a pencil skirt, will still prove a useful ally when the time comes for her mother to branch into childrenswear. Harper already has her own dedicated Voguepedia page, while on parenting websites eager mothers swap tips on how to recreate her nonchalant topknot. And it is hardly Prince George’s fault that parents (OK, mothers) all over the world are scrutinising his every style move. Everything he has worn – the Start-Rite shoes, the Cath Kidston tank top, the Petit Bateau dungarees and the Rachel Riley shorts – sold out within 48 hours, prompting Forbes to dub him “the world’s most influential toddler”. Does the world need a most influential toddler? Apparently so.
Shifting gears from the street’s athleisure boom, there’s a prettier, softer mood in the air, and girls who like to dress up will be thrilled. Minimalists and tomboys have plenty to choose from too: Next year is trouser suit and flat-shoe heaven. Keep reading to discover S/S 18’s fashion trends, from colours to prints and key pieces to new details.
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Ryan Skelton is a Mississippi native who worked in the Hattiesburg store in college. He is now a sales manager in New York for the French luxury brand Chloé, and a graduate of the U.A.L. school of fashion. “Melody wants to bring her passion and knowledge of the fashion industry to people who don’t know,” Mr. Skelton said. “To see them buy their first designer garment.”
Other influential space age designers include Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne. Italian-born Pierre Cardin was best known for his helmets, short tunics, and goggles. Paco Rabanne was known for his 1966 “12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials” collection, which made use of chain mail, aluminum, and plastic.
…because let’s face it, it’s time for a complete shoe upgrade. Sure we’d all to putz around in our favorite pair of sneakers or flip flops for that matter, but sometimes we have to put on our adult hat and, in turn, our adult shoes. A great shoe can really make or break almost any lo. […]
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The following infographic should be helpful to in in creating a vintage inspired 1940s style for yourself. There are endless possibilities using new, thrifted or vintage clothes to recreate a style for a 1940s themed event such as a a swing dance, WW2 remembrance day or pinup photoshoot. Be sure to look at these 16 different 1940s “costumes” to help you plan the perfect look
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By senior year, Westbrook had sprouted to 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, and become the starting point guard. But he wasn’t heavily recruited by major schools. Only when UCLA lost its star shooting guard in the 2006 NBA draft did the school’s coach, Ben Howland, make a late scholarship offer that Westbrook accepted. Even then, he was a bit different. He chose “0” for his uniform number and studied fashion blogs and magazines. “In college, a lot of kids don’t do this,” he says, “but I enjoyed dressing up and going to class and getting good grades. Nobody paid much attention then.” They do now, though Westbrook would probably still spend an hour dressing before heading to a game, cycling through four or five outfits, even if they didn’t.
U.A.L. wasn’t born until 12 years later — after the two became a couple, opened their own store, grew wealthy and went broke, at one point sleeping with their infant son in their car on the side of the road because they couldn’t afford a motel.