Behind the Trends … Animal Prints

Animal Fabrics are obviously fabrics with patterns and colours imitating the skins of animals. This has been a major trend starting in the 1930’s but was revived and became mainstream in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Often you will see animal print patterns as dresses, leggings, and accessories.

Behind the look…Shoulder Pads

So a shoulder pad is a three-sided pad sewn into the shoulders of blouses, coats, jackets and dresses to give a broad-shouldered appearance. ADRIAN’S use of wide padded shoulders in his designs for Joan Crawford in the early 1930’s started a vogue which continued into the 1940’s. Shoulder pads were also employed by ROCHAS and SCHIAPARELLI in the late 1930’s and were briefly seen again as a major trend in the 1970’s and extensively in the 1980’s.

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Boutique Time… Great little joint Florodora In the loop

I wanted to share a amazing little boutique that is located in the loop of Chicago. Florodora is located at 330 S. Dearborn. This boutique is unique and fabulous. They offer a wide variety of designers for your every shopping need. They also have great jewelry and fun nick knacks that can make great gifts. So if your in the loop check it out. Florodora is worth a stop.