An Era of Fashion
Webster dictionary states that fashion is “The make or form of something. The prevailing style during a particular time.” Personally, I believe fashion is not just what you wear but a state of mind. I once read a quote by Coco Chanel that read, “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will “assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace the slaves of the ordinary.” This to me said it all. Fashion is about showing the true you and the statement that you want to make on that particular day, weather that statement is bold or casual in sweat pants and a white T. Fashion is not just what we see everyday in magazines. Fashion is what you make it. During the pre 1900’s through the early to mid-1900’s fashion trends such as the mini skirt, maxi skirt, mini dress, the halter neck cat dress, flared trousers, empire dresses, high waist banana jeans, bell bottoms, army jackets and jumpsuits were all the rage. Two of the more well known people i believed to represent the 1970’s well was, Farrah Fawcett, who rocked the feathered hairstyle and 1970’s style well for the ladies and Elvis Presley who was well known for always looking amazing in jumpsuits showed the boys exactly how to make an outfit look good.
In the photos i have chosen to use you will see my Grandparents, my Uncle, my mother and my father. My Grandparents and Uncle have always lived in Tucson, Az as for my mother for most of her life has lived in Tucson, except with a two year influence from her time spent in California. As for my father he was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas until his college years when he moved to Tucson. The pictures were not taken for a particular reason other than to remember the time my father went to the Pima Air Show and the time my mother spent visiing Harbor Island. The trends in both hair style and garments are shown. For instance my mother in the black and white...
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