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28 Apr

Her 40’s Thang

Ladies and gentlemen we present to you Hollywood’s Golden Age Stars- Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Claudette Colbert, and last but not least Shenell Crear!!!!! The 1940’s is time lined as the start of WWII. The war brought great disparity to the nation but WWII wasn’t the only event blowing things up. The 1940’s decade glam world had some explosions of its own from motion pictures to FASHION! During this era fashion designers were influenced by visions of newness and war. The 1940’s introduced style that showcased decadent jewels, shoulder pads, cinched waists, cropped tops, chic sweaters, large hats, peep-toe-heels, slim midi-length skirts, fur coats, satin dresses, wedge heels, head turbans, animal prints, and utility dresses. The shift in how individuals implemented colors became a new and unique fashion trend. Hollywood set the stage and showed the world it’s appropriate to wear clashing brights, which was foreign to decades prior to the 1940’s. These Golden Age stars presented the new trends with class, poise, elegance, sexiness, distinction, femininity, and richness, but there is no other to display this trend like Hollywood star Shenell. Of my diverse style, this trend is by far my favorite to wear, it is timeless and classic yet ever so flexible. How did I own “HER 40’s Thang”? I paired this cheetah printed skirt and sweater together because they are very lightweight knit materials and complement each other so well. During the 40’s women wore belts to cinch the waist line. Although a belt is absent in this look the high waist skirt and cropped top (widen in waist) is executing the cinched waist appeal perfectly, while showcasing my hourglass silhouette. The mustard yellow was a great color contrast with the Cheetah print. The colors together project a rich balance to the eye. The hot pink shoe was a very vibrant color add-on, perfect for a modern translation of wearing CLASHING BRIGHTS of the 1940’s trends. Women were lovers of all things feminine, so what is a women without a jewel? We don’t know because we have yet to meet such a creature, so GIVE ME JEWELS AND GIVE ME MORE JEWELS!! By coupling this clutch to enhance my overall look, it’s exactly what I did. This clutch is FILLLLED with multicolored jewels of different sizes and shapes, once again putting a modern day spin on a classic trend. There we are guys a runway walk down the 1940’s fashion trends. I hope you enjoyed the history of fashion as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. See you on the next run way!


Top: H & M

Skirt: RD Style (Dillards)

Handbag: Aldo

Shoe: Guess

Necklace: Forever XXI

Photo credit: Artez Irvin


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