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A Decade of Fab: The 50’s

With the 1950’s came with the glorification of the all-American housewife and the infamous Pin-Up girl. Silhouettes took on an hourglass shape; larger chests and wider hips were the ideal. The 1950’s were also the beginning of youth culture, and with that came a whole new set of styles and trends. When looking back on 50’s fashion most people think immediately of the Hollywood starlet or the retro housewife, but we can’t forget the Teddy Girls and Beatniks.

Look for: Pencil skirts, cuffed trousers, saddle shoes, cotton dresses, metal zippers, fitted blouses,

Colors/Prints: Pastels, Subdued hues, black/grey (for Teddys and Beats) florals, stripes, plaid

Face/Hair: Prim and proper styles (Audrey), Bouffants (Sophia), Short bangs (Bettie), Gorgeous curls (Liz)

Watch: Rear Window, Jailhouse Rock, Teaserama

Read Into: Pierre Balmain, Lucille Ball, Jack Kerouac

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American Flag Fashion: Good or Bad?

For quite a while (since the Spice Girls took over our childhoods maybe?) the Union Jack has been fashion’s foremost flag. While the American Flag has been deemed tacky by some, it’s popping up everywhere. I’ve seen everything from a $15 Forever 21 tank to Balmain’s $1515 flag tank that’s been causing quite a stir.

Balmain Spring 2011 Photo: Style.com

And then of course, there are these stunners from Jeffrey Campbell. I absolutely love Jeffrey Campbell and rarely find a shoe that I dislike, but I’m not sure how I feel about American Flag platform sandals.

Photo: Nasty Gal

Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about American Flag anything. I just can’t get into it.

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Shoes!

 

 

Bruno Frisoni
Bruno Frisoni

Aren’t these mowhawk heels by Bruno Frisoni amazing? No doubt edgy, so click for more shoes!

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