The New New England Thing: 7 Preppy Looks for Spring
Preppy fashion -- The name derives from private preparatory school where students dressed classically and conservatively in blazers, shirts/blouses, skirts/trousers, and shoes.
Deconstructionalist Fashion Design -- Clothes that were intentionally destroyed, seams and linings were left on the outside of garments, zippers were exposed, and edges were left unfinished. (Vanessa Leyonhjelm 1994)
1990’s Rave scene
1990s Raver fashion -- Outrageous tie dyed, psychedelic, dance-wear worn at huge dance parties. Style was heavily influenced by ecstasy and other drugs.
80s Fashion Tip # 4 – Hip Hop
Hip-Hop fashion -- Athletic street style of over sized clothes, jerseys, and running shoes originating from the South Bronx in the late 1980s linked to hip hop music.
Goth fashion -- Often black clothing and accessories reminiscent of dress from gothic novels and art.
Postmodernism in fashion -- Clothing that rejects the traditional meaning for clothes, protection and necessity, and makes it more symbolic and aesthetic. (Vivienne Westwood)
Yuppie fashion -- The style of dress adopted by "young, upwardly mobile professionals" who worked white collar jobs and wore power suits.
Postmodernism in art, design and architecture -- A late 20th century philosophical movement that goes against modernism and previously held beliefs, rejects authority, and challenges the notion of 'art'.
Minimalist Fashion Design -- Styles with minimal ornamentation, neutral colors, and clean lines. (Comme des Garçons)
Jiddu Krishnamurti - one of the most important spiritual teachers and philosophers in the 20th century
i12bent: Alan Watts - great Zen popularizer and philosopher - born in England on Jan. 6, 1915 (d. 1973) lived most of his life in the US. He tried to fuse Buddhism and Christianity into a uniquely contemporary and Western spirituality. “I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” — A.W.
Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner http://thecontentreader.blogspot.se/2014/07/paris-was-yesterday-by-janet-flanner.html
One of the most respected intellectuals of the 20th century, Noam Chomsky has had a long and prolific career as a linguist, philosopher, and political activist. Undoubtedly, though, he is best known as the quintessential American dissident. His criticism of U.S. foreign policy began with the Vietnam War and continued over the span of the next 40 years (and roughly as many books.)
Simone de Beauvoir - One of the leading existentialist philosophers of the 20th Century. Whatever we hear of Feminist movements today goes back to her works and research.
#86 "Hell is other people." - Jean-Paul Sartre #quote
"Grunge" fashion was born in the 1990s. It came to prominence in the United States at the beginning of the period as an effect of financial problems combined with a rising popularity of alternative rock music (Pearl Jam, Nirvana, etc...). Grunge was Punk fashion meets baggy, ripped jeans and lots of flannel. LOTS OF PLAID FLANNEL!