When she looks at these memories from the past, all that Connie can think is, "dang that girl was fine and still is! I was the stuff back in the 70s and 80s!" Her memories of fashion trends were big belts, and suit jackets. Styling your hair meant beads from the root to tip of your braids, mushrooms (where you tightly curl your hair under all the way around), and jheri curls made their first appearance. She also remembers people using Good Fred oil, one of the first oils created to manage black hair, on their hair and curls. Unfortunately, the oil turned the tips of your hair orange after being in the the sun :/
She says, "I feel like all of the fashion comes back around, like what we called bubble gums, y'all now call PF Flyers. There really isn't nothing new." I think I have to agree! As I look back on vintage 80's pictures, so many appear modern because the trends are very similar. You see women rocking blazers, big belts and braids are very much in. One trend that I hope NEVER rears its greasy head again is the jheri curl. Please please please stay in the late 70s-80s, where you belong lol
Thanks mom for being such a good sport! Your 70's style is truly inspiring!
1. What comes to mind when you look at your picture?
2. What are some of your favorite memories from that time?
3. What was some of the hairstyles and clothing trends back then?
4. How has the styles from the past influenced your current sense of fashion?