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memories of the ’80s – jelly shoes

For those stylish young women of the ’80s, one of the key items to own: jelly shoes. These PVC flexible shoes became all the rage, especially with the teen and 20 something set for its bright colours, summer style and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress

Designer Diane von Furstenberg was the name women wanted on their wardrobe, especially with the debut of her eventually iconic design – the wrap dress. Launching her company in 1970, von Furstenberg took her small investment of $30,000 and started … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Christie Brinkley

This Michigan girl became the idyllic embodiement of the California supermodel when she launched her modelling career in the 1970s: Christie Brinkley. Born Christie Lee Hudson in Michigan, as a kid her parents divorced and her Mum remarried David Brinkley … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – v-cut swimsuit

In the 1980s, the swimsuit, whether a two piece or a one piece, became notable for its v-cut, showing off a woman’s leg. In 1980, the February 5th Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue showed model Christie Brinkley in a white string … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – the thong swimsuit

“No one has freed the body like Rudi Gernreich”, said the editor of French Vogue in 1967. The Austrian-born, California-based fashion designer made his mark in fashion, first with the scandalous monokini in the late 1960s and in 1974 with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Chic by H.I.S.

For those fashionistas who couldn’t afford Sasson or Calvin Klein denim, they turned to the mass market brand of Chic by H.I.S. A company that originated in the 1920s under the name Henry I. Siegel, in the 1960s saw the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Jordache

Denim transformed from the hippy handpainted 1960s to wide legged styles of the 1970s. But in 1978, the denim world transformed again thanks to Jordache. Three brothers – Joe, Ralph and Avi Nakash formed their business, a retail outlet that … Continue reading

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