90’s Fashion

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90’s fashion is coming back. Platform shoes, high ponytails, grunge, leggings…. all the best stuff! Here are some of the biggest things to emerge from the 90’s…

Kate Moss

The 90’s was Kate’s prime time, discovered when she was just 14 in 1988, she revived the ‘waif look’. Not the healthiest body image, which contributed to ‘heroin chic’ being born. Heroin chic was basically a reaction against the healthier looking models like Cindy Crawford etc, where models were made to look pretty much like heroin addicts…. but it was cool. 

Spice Girls

The Spice Girls are the biggest girl group ever to have lived. Yes. They only released three albums, one of which without Geri Halliwell who had left by then, but the impact they made during those first two albums was immense. They made a huge impact on lots of little girls lives back then, and their songs are still pretty decent (seriously, when your really drunk its the most uplifting thing ever). Which brings me to…

90’s platforms

Platforms were huuuuge in the 90’s. The Spice girls were at the forefront of this trend, I remember desperately wanting a pair. I was like seven though. These days everyone’s wearing them, platform wedges, trainers, the higher the better…

 

I have a few of my own platforms…

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OK that’s me done, there is way more I want to blog about but it might just be never ending if I carry on.

Thanks for reading.

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Dressing up box

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The party season and the festival season collide with this trend. Its all about being the ‘Maximalist’ instead of the minimalist. Remember when you used to raid your mums wardrobe when you were young? Imagine that but with a touch more class…

Think prints, embellishments, embroidery, sequins, layers, tonnes of jewelry… express yourself! This trend reminds me of these cool little gift shops I used to go to when I was younger. They smelt of incense, and it seemed like there was just endless amounts of interesting things in them. You don’t have to dress up like a gift shop… you could just bring a touch of ‘ Maximilist’ to a part of your outfit.

This top is from Topshop’s festival collection, £42

Balmain Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Balmain fall 2012

Florence Welch is one person who does this look well, I forgot to mention feathers!

Chanel Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Chanel fall 2012

Lanvin’s new campaign shot by Steven Meisel

This years Spring/Summer issue of Love magazine, ‘Trash’ editorial, featuring Rosie Huntington Whitely and Kate Moss

May 2012 Vogue UK. Photographs taken by Mario Testino.

The more colorful and busy the outfit the better. But what about the growing popularity of tattoos now? It seems that the more you have the better, and the bigger the better. Its not just clothes you can use to express yourself, more and more people are choosing to get their skin inked these days and the maximilist trend combined with tattoos could create an amazing look.

Ok i’m tired, hope you enjoyed this post!

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Androgyny, fashion and feminism

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What do you think of when the word androgyny comes up? Do you think of a man or a women? Here are some of my favorite androgynous icons….

Freja Beha Erichsen

Grace Jones

Boy George

David Bowie

Agyness Deyn…

At the moment i’m attempting to write an essay on androgyny and its part to play in feminism. I think the two are very connected. Feminism is a belief that women and men should have equal rights to everything, be it political, social or economic. Feminism includes men and women’s rights, together they should be the same. Its not about women defeating men, trying to overpower them or even hating them which I think many people make the mistake of thinking. Maybe that’s why so many women are afraid to call themselves feminists these days? I’m afraid to say it still seems to be a dirty word for my generation, but maybe i’m wrong.

I’ve heard to many women my age rush into conversations stating “Oh no i’m not a feminist don’t worry!” and usually more so if there are men about. Maybe people need to be re-educated on what the word feminism actually means, and why it is in fact still very important. Women’s rights still need to be fought for, why should we be ashamed for believing that?

Androgyny is a word used to describe a person or a style that doesn’t immediately fit into a masculine or feminine look/role. It blurs the lines, and doesn’t conform to gender stereotypes. This could be seen as a statement of sexuality or simply a fashion statement. After all androgyny has made a style comeback from the 80’s recently, just look at Dolce & Gabbana’s ad campaign for last years fall…

… but couldn’t it also be seen as a feminist statement? A statement that says fuck you to gender roles in fashion and hello to equal rights to the clothes we want to wear. Just because a women is dressing more masculine than society might deem normal, doesn’t mean she’s a lesbian. Many straight guys dress a lot more feminine these days. I think fashion is definitely evolving and blurring the lines of masculine and feminine more and more every season.

Edie Sedgwick, why she inspires me

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The story of Edie Sedgwick is really sad. I have the film Factory Girl on dvd, which is a film based on her life when she got famous, and how Andy Warhol dropped her basically, and then she died after her battle with drink and drugs. The film is really good depiction of fame and how much of a cold hard world it is to get into. I suggest everyone who is interested in fashion, art or the 60’s watches it! However, the film was met with mostly negative reviews, which I think is due to the fact there was a lot of controversy over the events in the film and how much of it is fact and how much is fiction. Also, it paints quite a bad picture of Andy Warhol, who comes across as a very shallow minded person. I hope this part of the film is not so factual….

I still think its a cool movie, and Sienna Miller plays Edie really convincingly.

Edie Sedgwick was the first proper ‘it girl’, famous for just being her… something i’m not completely for, but there is something charismatic and interesting about her. You can watch some really captivating videos of her on youtube. Its her style and the photographs of her that inspire me. She’s also a hell of a lot more interesting than today’s it girls.

Some of Bob Dylans song’s are said to be inspired by her, including Like a Rolling stone. Bob Dylan is said to have been in a brief relationship with Edie and one point.

And here is Sienna Miller playing her in factory girl…

and here is Agyness Deyn looking a lot like her!

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A quick post, involving some nice shoes

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I recently bought these amazing platform wedges from Office for £25… bargain. I saw them a couple of days before I bought them, and decided against it because i’m actually not a huge heel person anyway and these are very high. But ever since I left the shop I couldn’t stop thinking about them, so this resulted in me running into to the shop before work the next day. I’m so glad I got them because they are so comfortable and make me so much taller and long legged (deceivingly).

Another fashion lust of mine ( but not so easy to get hold of) is something/anything from Christopher Kane’s 2011 resort line. The galaxy print is popular still and ebay is full of listings similar to it or actually from it. I have been desperately trawling ebay daily to find something I can actually afford, but they all end up going for way to much…. than I can afford. Here’s some galaxy print lusting for you…

Christopher Kane Resort 2011

Christopher Kane Resort 2011 

Above Christopher Kane resort wear 2011

I also need some new lipstick… what colour to get?

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Vogue photo shoot

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Hello! Here are what I think will be the final pictures to my Vogue project.

Model – Anushka Kandola

Assistant – Alice Tobia

Photography – Hannah Louise Broughton

If you like them then please like my photography page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photography-by-Hannah-L-B

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Clothes finally!

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Just got my student loan, so of course the first thing I did was go shopping! I went to Zara because I have been lusting after so many of their clothes for months. Of course, they had sold out of the particular shirt I had my eye on but I managed to get another one that was just as nice. I also got a floral print jacket that’s really unusual.

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Very happy with them 🙂

Soon I will post more of my photo shoot, just in the middle of editing them!

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