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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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Vieux Quebec style

I spent the past days in Quebec City, and loved seeing old signs like this in Vieux Quebec:

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Nola’s unique style

A unique way to decorate for the holidays, only in New Orleans:

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memories of the ’80s – rock pins

What did the stylish young teenager of the 1980s want to have? Beyond the layers of clothing and a bit of neon, there was always a need to have a pin sporting your favourite band, saying or tv show. Worn … Continue reading

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Pooch purse

I love going to music festivals – especially for the people-watching – and when you see people with unique possessions:

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memories of the ’80s – Donna Karan

For women of the 1980s, a female fashion designer made their working life much simpler with her creation of seven easy pieces. Donna Karan started her career in fashion with Anne Klein, becoming its head designer after Klein’s death in … Continue reading

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

The 1970s may get a bad rap for a lot of its outlandish fashion – but one of the icons that has lasted well into the 21st century is the simple wrap dress by American designer Diane von Furstenberg. Starting … Continue reading

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