Fashion Journal: 1980-1989

The 1980s were a turbulent time in the fashion world- a celebration of bright apparel and big, curly puffed-up hair. Everything about the 80s was colorful- the makeup, the nails, and of course, the clothes. I think one of the biggest key words we can use to describe the 1980s is “glamour”, not only for…

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Fashion Journal: 1970-1979

We’re more than halfway through the fashion journal series, and the further we go, the more trends and diversity in fashion we are going to experience. The sixties was a budding introduction to this culture of “no rules”, and now that we’re in the seventies, this explosion of fashion is now in full swing! The…

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Fashion Journal: 1960-1969

For the first time in fashion history, the 1960s brought a number of diverse trends to the public. A number of these trends mirrored the social commentary taking place at the time, including women’s movements, racial movements, and love, sex, and drugs. The hippie movement, of course, also had an extensive influence on the fashion…

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Fashion Journal: 1950-1959

The 1950s were a turbulent time in fashion history, and personally, one of my favorite decades to draw inspiration from. Now that the war was over, haute couture experienced a resurgence in popularity. While fitted waists and soft silhouettes were considered all the rage in the late 1940s, this was soon replaced by a new…

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Fashion Journal: 1940-1949

All decades of fashion history are interesting, but now that we’re getting into the 1940s, I am getting especially excited! My style is a mixture of retro, metal, and psychobilly, so I draw a lot of inspiration from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. I even have some true vintage accessories from these decades, which I…

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Fashion Journal: 1930-1939

Welcome back to the 4th installation of my fashion journal! Today we are going to be focusing on the 1930s, which at the conclusion of the Great Depression, proved to be a turbulent time in fashion industry. Man-made fibers were one of the most exciting inventions of the 1930s, and included materials like rayon, nylon…

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Fashion Journal: 1920-1929

When you think of the 1920s, you may think of glitz and glamour, parties and flappers. And certainly, the Gatsby-era we associate with the 1920s is a pretty accurate representation of the times. The 1920s was a mish-mosh of modernization, jazz, sportswear, and feminism- and the clothes definitely represent those themes. Let’s take a look…

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Fashion Journal: 1910-1919

In the present day of 2019, we look back at the roaring 20s as a celebration of womanly freedom, parties, glitz and glamour. Financial royalty was at its height, with a celebration of youthfulness and frivolousness taking center stage after the solemnity of World War I. One of the most iconic archetypes of the 1920s,…

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Fashion Journal: 1900-1909

Hello, lovely people! The spring semester here at college is winding down, and as a part of my final project for a fashion history class, I am going to be putting out a fashion journal for every decade, from 1900 to 1999. Because of that, I’m going to be publishing FIVE articles a week, instead…

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My Tips For Clothes Shopping Online

Since getting my first debit card at the age seventeen, online shopping has played a pretty large role in my life as a consumer. I absolutely love fashion, and I love the freedom the internet gives me to explore worldwide fashion even more. That’s not to say I don’t love a good mall trip, but…

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