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.
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
Andre Courreges and the Moon Girl, 1964
Andres Courreges — Crochet Concupiscence
Andre Courreges 1960s collection
Attributed to André Courrèges, leather, mid-1960s
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
Mary Quant Raincoat, 1960
hollyhocksandtulips:Mary Quant fashion, 1960’s
Vintage Crochet Pattern 1960s Fab Mod Mary Quant
1960s- Various shoe styles
Zhane 1960s Style Boots
Herbert Levine sandals ca. 1968 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1960s VINTAGE PINK SUEDE OVER KNEE GO GO BOOTS With Cut Out
MOD Hippie Platform Shoes Blue Flowers and Corduroy Vintage 1960s
1960s Women’s Sexy Hippie shoes
White Hippie Feather Thong Strappy Gladiator Sandal Womens Flat Shoes
Andrew 1960s collection- http://trandrew.com/ihollywooddance/images/message/andre-courreges-1960s
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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