Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Sixties........

When thinking about the 60s, it's not hard to flash back to what the era represented.  It was a time of turmoil that swept the US, and the clothing reflected all the different approaches that we had toward love, life, and each other.  It happens to be one of my favorite decades as far as fashion goes.  There was a love for life and a quest for freedom that defined us then and remains with us today.

The music scene was AMAZING.  The Beatles, The Temptations, The Sound of Music, The Stones, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, and Ray Charles ruled the charts along with many other tremendous musicians.  There is a long list of sounds that made this decade exceptional, and without these ear pleasing melodies it would be hard to truly explain the passion that was felt.


Also during this time, skirts could go from six inches above the knee to floor skimming.  Flower power and the MOD scene each held their ground and Twiggy was the reigning icon: Goddess of beauty.  There are models today who owe their success to this ground breaker.  Flower power has been constantly recreated, restyled, and redone several times over but still remains a big part of what is remembered during that time.  Oh, to be a fly on the wall and experience the glory.  Right now what we are left with is the visual that makes us smile, along with the tears for lives lost and destinies changed.


If you know someone who was around during this time and they are willing to share, I encourage you to sit down, bend you ear, and hear just what they have to say.  Recently, I spoke with someone that lived in Mississippi during this time of uprising, and I can tell you that I am all the wiser for listening!  Not everyone bought into the hatred that sculpted regions.  There were kind souls that embraced differences not only in style choices, but in color of skin. 


'til next time,

Kat

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