A lighter shade of pale

A lighter shade of pale

 

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Summertime

It’s the season of the boho blouse!
I’ve always been a fan of the boho style and every time it’s back in fashion I just dig out my old bohemian pieces and no one knows any different.
I could never be the kind who throws out items as soon as they go out of style. I love to hang on to items that I love.
I even have a few items, boots actually, from high school still, making them about 30 years old or so. Some items just looks better as they age.
Is there a style you never seem to want to let go of?
Summertime

 

Culottes

Now how about these culottes?! I just bought a pair just like them.
Fun fact: From the middle ages to early nineteenth century the culotte was a piece of clothing used by upper-class men in Europe!
From mid to late nineteenth century the culotte evolved into a pant that looked like a skirt, the idea was to allow women to ride horses wearing pants yet look like they had a skirt on. Clever! A camouflage to hide the fact that women wore pants, kinda fun to think about. Not so fun to think about; til this day women can’t wear what they want, at least not in all areas of this world.Culottes

 

Zebra Fashion

Today I’m doing sets with animal prints. This first set is a bit in your face, but in my other two sets the animal print will be less obvious. Animal prints are made to resemble the pattern of the skin or fur of an exotic animal like leopard, tiger, cheetah, zebra, giraffe or something similar. The prints are used both in fashion and interior design. It’s been known as a sign of status, mostly due to the fact that animal fur were highly expensive and hard to come by. So for this reason it became a symbol of wealth and status. But today faux animal prints are just as popular and often prefered. People are more aware of the process from being the animal’s fur to becoming an animal print. It’s become trendy to be into animal welfare and care for species that are endangered. Faux fur and faux prints are therefore a fabulous choice and should be the only choice when  it comes to these matters, and it’s more affordable for us common folks. Though that reason alone is reason enough for some people to still want real fur. In fashion the print became popular in the late 60s, as a product of the Bohemian movement.Zebra Fashion