More than #OITNB, Wonderfully Weird Shares “Prison Fashion”

As a Wonderfully Weird connoisseur I have made it my mission to seek out odd fashion pieces. Those quirky items true fashionistas cannot get enough of, and crave on a consistent basis. Therefore, this week I would like to focus on a style most would not dare consider, and that’s prison fashion. When most envision prison, jail or the big house stripes instantly come to mind. There is an allure to black +Member Loginwhite stripes and the following items are meant to do just that.

"The Good and the criminal" White stripes by designer Bajowoo. Items featured at the 2014 runway show at Japan Fashion Week

“The Good and the criminal” White stripes by designer Bajowoo. Items featured at the 2014 runway show at Japan Fashion Week

Women Prison Couture

Women Prison Couture

Initiated on 19th of August 2009 in Finland, Project Papillon’s whole line has been created while offering inmates meaningful work on the road to rehabilitation.

Initiated on 19th of August 2009 in Finland, Project Papillon’s whole line has been created while offering inmates meaningful work on the road to rehabilitation.

Gaga modeling prison couture

Gaga modeling prison couture

A model in Neve Tirza prison for women in Ramle, central Israel.

A model in Neve Tirza prison for women in Ramle, central Israel.
According to the website,“Prisoners studying makeup application or hairdressing at the jail joined in to style the models, who wore white avant-garde streaks on their cheeks. Once dressed, the models paraded down a red carpet lined by prison fencing topped by rolls of barbed wire.”

Kenzo Fall 2012 Collection

Kenzo Fall 2012 Collection

Prison Jeans

Prison Jeans

Jail Shoe Game

Jail Shoe Game

Jail Shoe Game, Created by Gareth Pugh

Jail Shoe Game, Created by Gareth Pugh

Mother Of Pearl. Black Achilles Satin Stripe Slip On Sneakers with Tassels

Mother Of Pearl. Black Achilles Satin Stripe Slip On Sneakers with Tassels

Photo credit links:

Bajowoo Prison Couture
P as in “Prison Striped Mama”
Project Papillon pajamas Project Papillon
Lady Gaga jail uniform
Neve Tirza Prison
Kenzo 2012 Fall collection
Prison jeans
Jail shoe game
Jail shoe game by Gareth Pugh
Mother of Pearl

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Written by Kanarian Kindred, Wonderfully Weird fashion blogger.

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Wonderfully Weird: Kanarian Shows Off New Curations Beyond Shoes!!

In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.

Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from. Here is a small sample of my taste, and I look forward to sharing my works weekly with the group.

This week features items from the psychedelic 60s. A time where peace, drugs, hippies and free love were a part of the norm across the globe; especially among young adults. In my opinion, it was also a great era of odd fashion statements for the masses. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

Andre Courreges
André Courrèges, (born March 9, 1923, Pau, France), dress designer who first made a reputation in the Parisian fashion world of the 1960s for futuristic, youth-oriented styles. In 1961 Courrèges opened his own fashion house, and by 1964 he had become established as one of the most original couturiers in Paris. His collection featured proportionate, well-cut pants, rigidly constructed clothes with smooth “trapeze,” or trapezoidal, lines, and short skirts, with white midcalf boots and large, dark glasses as accessories. White became his trademark. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

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Andre Courreges and the Moon Girl, 1964

AndreCrochet


Andres Courreges — Crochet Concupiscence

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Andre Courreges 1960s collection

AndreSteele


Attributed to André Courrèges, leather, mid-1960s

Mary Quant
Mary Quant OBE, FCSD (born 11 February 1934) is a fashion designer and British fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game. Ernestine Carter, an authoritative and influential fashion journalist of the 1950s and ’60s, wrote: “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior, and Mary Quant Source: Wikipedia

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Mary Quant Raincoat, 1960

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hollyhocksandtulips:Mary Quant fashion, 1960’s

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Vintage Crochet Pattern 1960s Fab Mod Mary Quant

1960s- Various shoe styles

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Zhane 1960s Style Boots

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Herbert Levine sandals ca. 1968 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1960s VINTAGE PINK SUEDE OVER KNEE GO GO BOOTS With Cut Out

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MOD Hippie Platform Shoes Blue Flowers and Corduroy Vintage 1960s

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1960s Women’s Sexy Hippie shoes

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White Hippie Feather Thong Strappy Gladiator Sandal Womens Flat Shoes


Source Links

Moon Girl- http://pleasurephoto.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/models-wearing-red-and-white-ready-to-wear-fashions-designed-by-andre-courreges-photo-bill-ray-1968/

Crochet- http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2011/12/designer-crochet-andres-courrege/

Andrew 1960s collection- http://trandrew.com/ihollywooddance/images/message/andre-courreges-1960s

Metal purse- http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80038267?rpp=20&pg=3&rndkey=20130706&ft=*&deptids=8%7c62&who=Andr%c3%a9+Courr%c3%a8ges&pos=58

Raincoat- http://blog.screamingmimis.com/?m=201104

Holyhocks and tulips- http://forties-fifties-sixties-love.tumblr.com/post/9665900870/hollyhocksandtulips-mary-quant-fashion-1960s

Mary Q Crochet- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-crochet-pattern-1960s-fab-mod-Mary-Quant-crochet-long-knee-socks-top-/200841133786

Zhane Boot- http://www.enrightsvintageclothing.com/store/product.php?id=388

Hippie Shoes- http://www.etsy.com/listing/151419600/mod-hippie-platform-shoes-blue-flowers?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=MOD+hippie&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

White Hippie- http://www.discountwomensdressshoes.com/servlet/the-56250/White-Hippie-Feather-Thong/Detail

Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.
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Wonderfully Weird: Kanarian Kindred Goes “All Audrey” on Us!!

In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.

Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from. Here is a small sample of my taste, and I look forward to sharing my works weekly with the group.

 This week focuses on French fashion couture artist Hubert de Givenchy, including the various styles created over the years.

Hubert de Givenchy

According to the fashion informat, Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy was born to a wealthy family 1927 in Beauvais, France. He studied at the ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. His first job in the fashion industry was when he worked for Jacques Fath in Paris in 1945. He then worked briefly for Robert Piguet and for Lucien Lelong (1946) [where he worked with Lelong”s assistants, Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior], and finally for Elsa Schiaparelli (1947 1951). He opened the House of Givenchy in 1952. He named his first collection for Bettina Graziani, Paris’s top model. Balenciaga was his mentor, although he never worked for him, whose atelier was just across the avenue George V.

Two women represent the typical Givenchy style of the 50s and 60s: Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. By furnishing Hollywood movie stars beginning in 1953, Givenchy achieved popularity like never before. A rather sad event brought global attention to Givenchy dresses. When John F.Kennedy was assassinated, the world witnessed a mourning Kennedy family all dressed in Givenchy clothes. Jackie Kennedy ordered a Givenchy dress for the funeral, which was especially flown in from Paris. It is said, that at that time, the Givenchy atelier possessed individual patterns sheets for every female member of the Kennedy family. In 1955, he introduced separates and then the Orlon fabric to the haute couture. His designs are elegant and refined.

In 1988, Givenchy sold his business to Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) for financial reasons. Until his retirement in 1995, he remained head of design, always working in a white lab coat. Givenchy is a collector of antique furniture, Louis XIV through French Empire.

The following are samples are samples of his work

The Bettina Blouse 1952

The Bettina Blouse 1952

The Sack Dress 1957

The Sack Dress 1957

The Baby Doll Dress 1958

The Baby Doll Dress 1958

Jackie Kennedy Secret Dress 1961

Jackie Kennedy Secret Dress 1961

Salmon-colored silk evening gown with feathers 1968

Salmon-colored silk evening gown with feathers 1968

Givenchy Feathers. Machine-sewn velvet and satin, with dyed black feathers glued into place (1968)

Givenchy Feathers. Machine-sewn velvet and satin, with dyed black feathers glued into place (1968)

Audrey Hepburn's iconic screen design (Hubert de Givenchy)

Audrey Hepburn’s iconic screen design (Hubert de Givenchy)

Audrey Hepburn (Hubert de Givenchy)

Audrey Hepburn (Hubert de Givenchy)

Designs from the 1950’s and 1960s

Designs from the 1950’s and 1960s

Photo Credit Hyperlinks

The Bettina Blouse, The Sack Dress, The Baby Doll Dress, and Jackie Kennedy’s Secret dress can be found at the official Givenchy website

Salmon Colored Silk with Feathers

Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy

Audrey Hepburn designs

Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.

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Thanks to the fabulous Kanarian Kindred for another most interesting post!

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Wonderfully Weird: Kanarian Kindred Goes “On An Asian Voyage!!

In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.

Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from. Here is a small sample of my taste, and I look forward to sharing my works weekly with the group.

This week features items from Taiwanese designer Kang Yen-ling, as well as unique designer shoes. The following items were featured creations of Kang Yen-ling at the New Fashion Pavilion of Taipei Flora Expo in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, Dec. 16, 2010.

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Kang Yen Ling

Shoes


An avid shoe lover, I couldn’t end the blog without featuring some of the most unique shoes I’ve seen in a while. The first five items were found on the Alibaba website. According to the company website, Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by 18 people led by Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China who has aspired to help make the Internet accessible, trustworthy and beneficial for everyone. The privately-held Alibaba Group, including its affiliated entities, employs some 24,000 people around the world and has more than 70 offices in Greater China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States

2012 new peep toe woman wedge shoes

2012 new peep toe woman wedge shoes

2013 sexy top leather gold high heel shoes woman best design summer party shoes

2013 sexy top leather gold high heel shoes woman best design summer party shoes

hot selling cheap wedge shoes women 2012 fashion high heel sandal

hot selling cheap wedge shoes women 2012 fashion high heel sandal

unique lace up high heel pumps women shoes

unique lace up high heel pumps women shoes

2013 hot selling free shipping over the knee lace jean high heel boots women

2013 hot selling free shipping over the knee lace jean high heel boots women

Photo Credit hyperlinks

Kang Yen-ling

Shoe Source

Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.

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Wonderfully Weird Talks about Handbags!!

In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.

Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from. Here is a small sample of my taste, and I look forward to sharing my works weekly with the group.

This week features items unique clutch purse and handbag designs. They are wonderfully weird at its best in my opinion. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

Crystal minaudières and exotic skinned bags

Crystal minaudières and exotic skinned bags

Leather Telephone Handbag

Leather Telephone Handbag

Cupcake handbags

Cupcake handbags

Tie Handbags

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

Literary Handbags

Literary Handbag

Literary Handbag

Literary Handbag

Literary Handbag

Literary Handbag

Literary Handbag

Photo Credit Hyperlinks

Crystal minaudières and exotic skinned bags

Telephone Handbag

Cupcake Handbag

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

Tie Handbag

DraculaHarry Potter

Gray’s Anatomy

Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.

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Thanks to the fabulous Kanarian Kindred for another fabulous expedition into the world of handbags (Yum!) uGLORIOUS photos and fashion selections.

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A Life of Beauty at Pacifica

Wonderfully Weird: Kanarian Kindred Goes “On A Chocolate Wonderland”!!

In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.

Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from.

This week focuses on Chocolate couture and the various designs created with this delicious treat. The following three items were featured in a chocolate couture fashion show in 2011. This event was held at World Chocolate Wonderland, China’s largest chocolate theme park. I hope you enjoy!!!

 haute chocolate couture

haute chocolate couture

A qipao-inspired dress by Taiwan fashion designer Lin Guodong (林国栋) utilizing the theme “seeking plum blossoms in snow.”

A qipao-inspired dress by Taiwan fashion designer Lin Guodong (林国栋) utilizing the theme “seeking plum blossoms in snow.”

A tip-to-toe chocolate evening dress designed by Hsu Feng-Yu (许凤玉).

A tip-to-toe chocolate evening dress designed by Hsu Feng-Yu (许凤玉).

Chocolate couture Izzy Camilleri collection

Chocolate couture Izzy Camilleri collection

Cadbury chocolate couture

Cadbury chocolate couture

Salon du Chocolate

Salon du Chocolate

Salon du Chocolate

Salon du Chocolate

This piece wouldn’t be complete without Chocolate footwear (edible & non-edible)

white-chocolate-zebra-print-high-heel-and-clear-purse

white-chocolate-zebra-print-high-heel-and-clear-purse

Chocolatier Theobroma Cacao Couture

Chocolatier Theobroma Cacao Couture

Chocolate Handbags and Platform Shoes

Chocolate Handbags and Platform Shoes

Trustie – Chocolate Promise Shoes (non-edible)

Trustie – Chocolate Promise Shoes (non-edible)

The Luck in Chocolate from Naughty Monkey (non-edible)

The Luck in Chocolate from Naughty Monkey (non-edible)

 Womens Chocolate Suede Style Stiletto Heel Platform Ankle Shoe Boots (non-edible)


Womens Chocolate Suede Style Stiletto Heel Platform Ankle Shoe Boots (non-edible)

Photo credit hyperlinks

haute chocolate couture

qipao-inspired dress by Taiwan fashion designer Lin Guodong

tip-to-toe chocolate evening dress designed by Hsu Feng-Yu

chocolate couture Izzy Camilleri collection

Cadbury chocolate couture

Salon du Chocolate

Salon du Chocolate

white-chocolate-zebra-print-high-heel-and-clear-purse

Chocolatier Theobroma Cacao

Chocolate Handbags and Platform Shoes

Trustie chocolate Promise Shoes

The Luck in Chocolate from Naughty Monkey

Women’s Chocolate Suede Style Stiletto Heel Platform Ankle Shoe Boots

As a chocolate junkie and an avid fashionista — this is a highly unique and intoxicating post. The fact that Kanarian was able to spot something this unique reflects her ability to do seriously great (and tasty) research in various areas. Chocolate + fashion = Who Knew?

Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.

Thank you to Kanarian Kindred for all her great writing and unique perspectives.

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