i was inspired to visit ModCloth’s Blog I noticed an article titled “Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show”, one of my favorite 80s show growing up. who don’t remember this show? i could not help but reblog this video because it definitely shows how The Cosbys incorporated Fashion in every aspect of the show.
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as i was getting ready at 6:30 this morning, i felt i needed that extra boost of inspiration.
as i made my way into the restroom i was inspired to open Youtube & listen to Sartorial Sounds by a group of 7 artist coming together to share their love of all things “creative”. as i listened to it i found myself wanting to harken back to the 60’s wearing a vintage inspired pencil skirt, fedora style hat and mother of pearls earrings while sitting at a Juke Joint with friends doing absolutely nothing but enjoying time, space and creativity.
“Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas.”
Jesse Boykins III
what inspires you? how do you express that creativity?
Where are you from?
I am proudly from Oakland, Ca. However I currently lay my head in Los Angeles, CA. It will actually be a year next month.
Describe when you first discovered your love for vintage style
This is actually a hard question to breakdown in to the one time. Basically, i grew up in thrift stores out of necessity, as a family we had to make things work so the thrift store was the best option at times. Of course as a youngster it wasn’t always the place that I wanted to get clothing from; I wanted what everyone else had and wanted to be cool. That actually sounds a little crazy because cool is hella relative, and usually the norm of cool is contrived and BLAHHHHH! lol! Anyway as I got older and really started developing my own personal style thrift stores became one of my own personal favorites! I mean you could find dope ass gear and 98% of the time no one else would have it on, or even think of wearing it. I had, and still have, a profound love for tye dye and had zero problem sporting many a tye dye t-shirt in high school, or a 60’s polyester striped top or floral dress I got from my grandmother. I love the uniqueness of vintage and the fact that you can find some of the most awesome items on a trip to the thrift store or at times a vintage boutique. I love the feeling of finding a dope as piece and thinking of how I am going to wear, even if that means keeping it for years until the right look comes into my head. I know that may sound a little intense but, I mean it is! 🙂
How would you describe your individual style?
I would describe it as free. I wear what I like and what looks good on my body type. That last part is the key, wearing what looks good on your body because every item, thing, piece you may like isn’t nessecarly the same thing that will look good on your body. There are some things I REALLLY love and that is dresses!!! I LOVE DRESSES! One piece and you are done! I am on a mission right now to get as many dresses as possible, so that with my lack of hair and throwing on a dress my dressing time will come down considerably! YAY, for that!
How are you inspired and what inspires your individual style?
I am inspired by themes of ethnicity, color, texture and utter uniqueness. All of us wear clothing but there are those that can make an outfit look like art. Being walking art is a great concept and great way to liven up the day. I am not afraid of any color or texture or style, just as long as I like it and its fits ( as I stated above). I also am greatly inspired by my mood, which is reflective also in my makeup. I know that alot of inspiration does come from numerous hours of browsing blogs and mags for most folks, but I have found lately that my fashion mags are gathering more dust than usage. And as regards blogs, wellllllllll, the truth is I dont really look at them. I do troll my tumblr feed, but it for sure isn’t the source for me. I am attracted to many medias of self expression and art which really, to me, what style is – art.
Any Suggestions for our readers?
Suggestions —– ummmmmm, lol! Stay BLACK! NAW, seriously tho. My suggestions would be wear what makes you comfortable and makes you look FUCKING AWESOME! Who doesn’t want to be AWESOME!!?!?!? And too if you are into vintage but dont really wanna search thru all the racks at thrift stores well you should for sure hire someone or ask a friend to help you shop. Vintage shopping is always worth it and you NEVER know what you might find. And I suggest you all keep up with me, www.urbnvntg.com which can link you to all my social media thangs!
Peace, Love & Vintage!!!
To learn more about Ferriss Style..you can visit her at www.urbnvntg.com
this man has style, attitude and ego to spare(in the words of Cody Chestnut). it seems that i fall more in love with his style, music and finesse every time he appears on cover of a magazine or media piece. i have been working on incorporating various pieces into my own wardrobe. To really add a “Bruno Mars” flare into your closet you must own these 5 pieces.
i have never cared for women’s fedora..they seem to big although my head is big.lol
i like men fedoras because they seem to fit on your head just right
2. White T
since i purchase Hanes white T’s in Men…i have to wear the smallest size possible. they seem to fit better
who doesn’t own a pair of Chucks? I say get yourself a pair in basic colors-black, blue, red or grey.
they can be worn to the office or just chilling around the house in some jeans and a plan white T
4. The One & Only RayBans
I can pull off Bruno Mars Style with our these bad boys! I do not really care for the shiny coat but I prefer the matte finish.
I have been thinking about purchasing some eye glass frames with the RayBan Style.
switch it up. you can never go wrong with a blazer…it can be dressed up for the office or dressed down paired with some chucks(pic above)
as my family and I toured The Kings Center Memorial over the weekend I begun to take note of how style was integrated during such a time when African Americans were fighting to be treated fairly.
Despite the turmoil, people still found a way to express their individual style. From marching in the streets of Alabama to Rosa Parks being finger printed in a tailored fitted skirt, their circumstances didn’t deter their style of dress. Have you ever wondered how such an era for African Americans still finds it way to influence style today.
i,myself like Fedoras and a pencil skirt but I also enjoy street style with rugged jeans and boots.
after attending a “Financial Fit” seminar hosted by “Young Black Clergy” & Wells Fargo, I ventured out with my niece; we made a our way to “Little 5 Points” and on around to Ponce De Leon. I like theses areas of Atlanta because the people are such “free spirits” and “creative”. its a place where people go to connect and heighten their senses.
we also stopped by Paris on Ponce, a antiquey shop I adore because it makes me feel as if I have stepped back into time. as my niece,Alecia & I walked into this little shoppe….”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” was blasting overhead. i was inspired to put on some leggings,leg warmers and a side pony tail held by a scrunchie. here are some photos of our little excursion.
since i have been a fan of Bruno Mars ,i found myself being more adventurous with styling. The styling possibilities are endless.
Fedoras come in many shapes and colors but it seems that Fedoras for men are more stylish than those for women. the history of Fedoras date all the way back to the 18th century and was inspired by a play. recently, women have started incorporating Fedoras in their wardrobe.
i own one Fedora but really didn’t know how to wear it ,but with some research here are some tips I have compiled.
- Make Sure It Fits:ensure the front brim isn’t too tight nor too loose
- Have Fun: try on many different styles until you are confident it is the one for you since face/head shapes vary from person to person
- Express Your Personality:express your personality by changing the different angles of the Fedora.