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Links à la Mode

I’m highly honored to be once again part of this week’s Independent Fashion Blogger’s Links à la Mode! I love the selection of images from this feature’s header. Although they picked an image from my post from the new Great Gatsby movie, I have not seen it. There’s a good bit of discussion from my post below, and I’d really like it if some of you contributed! Opposing thoughts are welcome.
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The Wide, Wild World of Fashion

I love to think about fashion, beauty, and style outside of what we wear on a daily basis. What’s the history of a perfume or designer? How did they evolve into what they are today? How does that impact the fashion cycle around us?

This week’s LALM is about the wide and wild world of fashion around us– from designers to brief nuggets of history. To iconic movements and figures (the flapper!) to reinventing and revitalizing old trends (crimping hair!). And of course– looks into icons and industry people. It’s all a wonderful reminder that there isn’t always anything new in fashion, but there are always new ways to explore it, challenge it, and investigate it.

Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

SPONSOR: Shopbop: Rochas, David Galan, Ingall, Oliveve, Garrett Leight, Cedric Charlier, May 28th, Moyna, Band of Outsiders, & IRO Jackets


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Did the Flapper Really Empower?

flapperempower copy In 1922, a magazine called Flapper published the “Flapper Dictionary” and included Cosmo Hamilton’s definition of a flapper as having “a jitney body and a limousine mind.” A jitney was a cheap five cent ride, and limousines, we all know what those represent! Flapper magazine would at least be the most outspoken supporter for the flapper lifestyle at the time, but even they were aware of the reality—that flappers sold their bodies. It could be argued that the ability to sell your own body is part of a woman’s power, but at the same time it cheapens sex and your body as something you can put a number on.

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