Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Back to the 70's


In the early 70’s the Victorian style made an appearance with items such as long skirts, blouses with frills and laced boots.
Designers were also borrowing other country and cultures’ styles of fashion. They would be interpreted them in their own way. Long, loose garments inspired by India, the far East (such as China) and Southern America were first adopted by hippies. Later on the fashions and the jewelleries became mainstreamed.

The 70’s is where punk, almost goth, started. Their hair was spiked and dyed. Body piercing became common with teens just like it still is now (they would use safety pins to make the holes.-Please DON’T do this!) Black tattered clothed were decorated with metal studs and chains.

Disco fashion was also huge. Colour coordinated outfits, heels for men, and strappy heels for women were huge in the Disco glam movement.
Out of these styles, the Disco glam did not last. In my opinion I am thankful!

Some more styles from the 70’s:

Friday, October 26, 2007

60's Back in Time…Fashion Style

Many of us weren’t born in the 1960’s so we don’t know too much about the fashion. Welcome to Fashion History class. The styles may be very weird to you now but it was normal back then. Imagine what teenagers 40 years from now will think about the clothes we wear.


The 60’s had lots of colourful pieces that expressed what the public wanted; outfits that weren’t drab. They wanted fun. Just like now, the celebrities of that time were gratefully influencing what everyone else wore.

The miniskirt was introduced in the 60’s. Girls were starting to show a lot of skin.

Remember bell bottoms that were reintroduced in the mid to late 90’s? Well, the 60’s is where it all started. Originally bell bottoms started out as NAVY issued denim pants for sailors. They became so popular that the manufacturers began making them.

The bikini made its debut in the late 1960’s which caused uproar or social issues.

Stiletto heels were an essential in women’s wardrobes.

The 60’s is also when Twiggy (world wide known super model) came out and made the thin look ‘in’. More and more teenagers started to have eating disorders and because of this clothes were altered to fit the girls who were slim.

Some more fashions of the 60’s:

This reminds me of the wicked witch that was killed in the Wizard of Oz. You know the one who was squashed by a house.

Aren’t these weird? Those beige parts would stick to the bottom of your feet and that’s how they out stay on

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Coco Chanel Quotes

I personally love the brand Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel created. She came from nothing, just an orphan and rose up to be this legend. Who doesn't know the Chanel brand? Best known for the quilted handbags I love to drool over. Too bad I cannot afford them. Anyways here are great quotes from her:

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

"As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!"

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”

"Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.”

How to get the right fitting bra!

What Bra Size Are You?
Here is how to measure to get the best fit

Though many countries use the metric system (cm) to measure things typically measured in the customary system (in), the majority of these nations still use inches to determine the under-band size of the bra itself.

There are several methods which may be used to provide an approximate size by taking measurements. However, bra sizing systems differ widely between countries, between manufacturers, and between brands and designs, which can create many problems >Also: NEVER assume your swim wear size based on your lingerie sizing.

Step 1: Band Size –(example: 32, 34, 36, 38) Wrap your measuring tape snugly around your rib cage. The measurement needs to be taken from directly under the bust. If the measurement is an even number, add 4 inches or if it is an odd number, add 5 inches. Example: if your rib cage measured at 30`` + 4 = 34 band size

Step 2: Cup Size – (example: A, B, C and so on) Measure loosely around the fullest part of you bust. Then subtract the cup size from the band size. Example: if your bust measurement is 36``, you wear a B cup.

See Size Chart:

Difference - Cup Size Is

0 - AA

1 - A

2 - B

3 - C

4 - D

5 - DD

and so on…

I tried my best to find ones that would relate to everyone around the world. Here is link to a site that might help if the above directions do not: http://www.frenchknickers.com/measure.aspm European sizes (English, French and Italian)

Or you can always go to a search engine and look up how to measure your bra size. >One of the resources I used for bra information was Wikipedia

If you are a non-believer in bras I am sorry if I offended you in any way!