I was amazed by this documentary I found in a Brazilian blog called Ubora. Its a introduction to how the English subcultures were influenced by the Caribbean community that immigrated to England.
The history of how the music and the cultural mix between classic English elements and the black swag, created what we know as Skinheads.
They were the ‘anti-maistreammers’ , the working class, developing their own style on the late 60′s/early 70′s, same time the ‘hippie kids’ started to raise. Shorter trousers, T-shirt inside the pants, brogues or Docs on their feet, shaved heads inspired by the american astronauts and men’s suspenders, were a trademark.
When it came to girls, on the top the same rule applied for both genders, but on the bottom, girls would be in white opaque tights, shiny brogues and skirts. The Feather haircut was a uniform.
Opposite of what people think, they were never racist. Skinheads, as the media baptized them, was a music/style thing, that brought black and white together on the English suburbs but it all dispersed on early 70′s. Early 80′s ‘skinheads’ had nothing to do with style and music, they came back as the shame that is often related to racism and violence.
Last night I got really moved watching TED videos, they are really inspirational.
This one really caught my attention because Dublin is currently in a ‘zombieland’ state where most of new constructions are empty and I believe this space should be used for good of the community and to promote culture.
They did something similar in Smithfield some months ago called Art Tunnel, using a empty help of sponsors on Fundt.ie a cultural + natural space was created to substitute the old empty/dirty space.
If you are on the team of people that believe unitards are only for babies and it should always me a ‘must-run-0f for grown up women, get over it! Unitards are the coolest thing in town.
Flicking trough Asos website I cannot resist them all. One hyper than the other, not only because of how nice this figure-hugger garment looks but also because its the practical choice.
Could never get ready for a night out faster than when I choose my unitard. One statement piece, always better than a dress because you don’t have to worry about your milk-coloured legs.
Heels or wedges, bracelets or necklace, clutch or shoulder-bag. Doesn’t matter what are your accessories choices, this is a ‘safe’ look. I promise you can’t ruin it – unless you don’t have the figure-.
Drawing can be considered a gift and not everyone owns it. Fashion illustration was never so hype as it is right now and the number of admires and triers are rising daily.
I was always good on arts and general creative subjects such as design but I never wanted to follow this path, I think is way too few opportunities on this field.
Lately I’ve been having a lack of interest on most of the stuff that I used to love, such as reading magazines and blogs. One day I just woke up got my old drawing papers and a few pencils and started sketching some things.
Every season we see the most-wanted ubber expensive items and we are blinded by their labels.
The lastest example is the Wedge-Trainer by Isabel Marant, every single fashionista had it or had a inspired version of it. Fine, I have one too. Throw the first stone who have never wanted a ‘must-have’ item.
Would we really fancy all this things if it wasn’t by the label or the fashion media? (probably not)
I know it is difficult to run from it but shall we start to decide what’s going to make our eyes roll or our hearts beat not only by what the mass fashion media says? (This answer should always be a ‘Definitely’)
But than that is another fact: What is the opposite of what is fashion is also fashion.
We live in a era where is ‘cool’ to be ‘against-fashion’, let’s face it, being ‘anti-fashion’ was always one of the strongest fashion statements.
Yes, that’s the reality, if you have the wedge trainer you are cool but if you don’t have it (only if you really don’t want it) it’s ok because that’s cool as well.
Now, think about all money you could have saved on ‘ expensive never-worn but highly fashionable items’.
Who is not looking for a way to loose that little bit of extra weight is the luckiest one. Mainly among women, weight loss is a big deal.
But on my opinion its not only on weight that matters, is also body shape.
I absolutely hate my body shape. My shoulders are too broad and my hips to narrow and my bum could be a rounder, so there is nothing to do with how fat or skinny I am, I will never be happy and I blame my body shape.
But what can I do about my body shape? Doesn’t matter how much I go to the gym or how well I eat, I cant change it!
I’ve been trying to make peace with myself and my body since I was 15, never happened. It seems like my mind and my body can never agree.
I am a strong believer of self-esteem, it makes all diference in someone’s life. I try and put mine together using clothes that balance my shape, so when I am in clothes I have no problem at all with confidence, and most people shouldn’t have.
Once you are wearing the right outfit, no one will notice how narrow you hips are. But getting naked, this is another story. Maybe in the dark?
If Parisian Style could be defined by three words they would definitely be Chic, Effortless, Timeless.
Even though Paris is not my favorite city just yet ,I couldn’t admire more the city of the lights and its characters.
Nothing could explain better the style of the girls around Paris than Parisian Chic written by Sophie Gachet. In this little red book you can find tips on how to understand and achieve this style without dying and being born in Paris.
Don’t expect Chanel, Dior and other french coutures to be included on it. The budget is low and the smart shopping is a law.