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Rying on a bus while headed into the mountains and jungle after hearing that George Zimmerman would face no jail time for the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin and THE WAY THAT THE HOODIE BEGAN way that the hoodie began symbolize something for me What a thoughtful exploration of Black fashion and culture The only thing I will say is that I felt like some of the descriptions of people were a little nnecessarily mean girl in a way that I can t Wciv, Volume 1 uite put my finger on but rubbed me the wrong way a little Thankfully these moments were few and far between and I m thankful for the opportunity to reflect on fashion and style in this way Loved this mix of memoir and history of fashion and culture Dr Ford does an excellent job of weaving both into a fascinating narrative Highly recommend for fans of fashion and what it means to express yourself and identity Very well written and provides a stroll down memory lane while also connecting how fashion played a part knowingly or not in our lives as black women Thank you St Martin s Press for the free book to reviewOur garments are archives of memories individual and collective material and emotional that tell these rich textured stories of our lives To make it plain our clothes makes feel things All the things Tanisha C Ford Dressed in DreamsFord titles each chapter in this book with a
PIECE OF FASHION OR TRENDS FROM 
of fashion or trends from eighties and nineties chronicles in her journey to personal style and discoveryDressed in Dreams was a walk down memory lane in some ways pausing to give thought to aspects of black fashion and culture When I consider my own school days with my proud tom boy persona my oversized T shirts and jeans too big for my small frame Begging my single mom for some Nike or Fila tennis shoes wanting the brands of my peers things in my est to be stylish or as we once said FLY Thinking about LL Cool J and those bamboo earringsThe colorful Crayola crayon box colors I remember in middle school are the billboard of my youth But the chapter on the AFRO PUFF had me in my feelings I laughed at the JHERI CURL chapter because I didn t have one but one of my aunt s did for WAY TOO LONG I can recall with candid discomfort and a hot hair and hair grease smell in my youth the pressed or straightened hair sessions The chastiment to BE STILL or GET BURNED moments Agreeing to get the hair sessions The chastiment to BE STILL or GET BURNED moments Agreeing to get the CRACK so I could have GOOD HAIR And when all that changed as an adult in my mid 30s when I had so many hair styles my friends couldn t keep p The fun I had with being able to practically do anything with my hair if I wanted hair extensions The reality of my relaxed hair gone. The Jheri curl; discovered how wearing the wrong color tennis shoes at the roller rink during the drug and gang wars of the 1980s could get you beaten; and rocked oversized brightly colored jeans and Timberlands at an elite boarding school where the white pper crust wore conservative wool shift dresses Dressed in Dreams is a story of desire access conformity and black innovation that explains things like the importance of knockoff culture; the role of “ghetto fabulous” full length furs. I get it I nderstand it While the author and I didn t Fit and Sexy For Life: The Hormone-Free Plan for Staying Slim, Strong, and Fabulous in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond uite have the same timeframe and culturalfashion cache this book and the tales of fashions within wereite familiar I was reminded of growing p and not being able to wear Nike of any sort because my mom recalled sensational news stories of people being robbed jumped and even killed for their Jordans I was reminded of That Feeling Of Being Grown Up When I Went To feeling of being grown p when I went to City and bought a pair of Nike gym shoes with my own money but also that feeling of being afraid that my mom would chastise me and my dad for allowing it for buying the forbidden brand I was taken back to being in New York for the first time in 2006 and going to the Carol s Daughter store in Brooklyn and feeling hip and in the know about natural hair care when I saw it on the shelves of Sephora when I came back home to Chicago I also remember feeling a little perplexed by what to do with my natural hair while also feeling like a pioneer on my HBCU campus because I was one of only a handful of girls with a TWA when I started my freshman year but then a wizened elder by the time I graduated four years later and saw so many of peers rocking their natural texture and asking me what I did or sharing their feelings of inspiration in my choice I m still only rocking the same 3 styles with my natural hair but that has to do with my general disdain of hair than anything else ha When Tanisha talks about being in her mother s closet and what a clotheshorse her mom is I m reminded of my own mother with multiple closets full of clothes and the things I saw And Coveted As A Young coveted as a young Some of those things have come to me now that I m old enough things like her gold jewelry because she s moved onto silver and others I will never see again because my mother didn t hold onto her fabulous pieces even though she knew she had a little diva of a daughter coming behind her Towards the end Tanisha talks about being in a Louis Vuitton store and how the impostor syndrome takes root and can make you feel nworthy of being in the place even though your money is just as green or how you feel like you must be the perfect overly everything shopper in order to overcome racist and classicist stereotypes that have affected Black and POC from Oprah to young workers with their tax refund I thought of all the times I ve donned that mask or played the role in order to get through an encounter and feel worthy of also being able to belong in the capitalist system and spend my money just as frivolously as the white girl next to me I was transported back to Costa Rica and From sneakers to leather jackets a bold witty and deeply personal dive into Black America's closet In this highly engaging book fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C Ford investigates Afros and dashikis go go boots and hotpants of the sixties hip hop's baggy jeans and bamboo earrings and the #BlackLivesMatter inspired hoodies of todayThe history of these garments is deeply intertwined with Ford’s story as a black girl coming of age in a Midwestern rust belt city She experimented with. ,
And dealing with the hair strands growing out of my head Being terrified but slowly coming into my own In a small way learning to love myself and the reflection in the mirror I received a DIGITAL Advance to love myself and the reflection in the mirror I received a DIGITAL Advance Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews I let them do itFrom sneakers to leather jackets a bold witty and deeply personal dive into Black America s closetIn this highly engaging book fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C Ford investigates Afros and dashikis go go boots and hotpants of the sixties hip hop s baggy jeans and bamboo earrings and the BlackLivesMatter inspired hoodies of todayThe history of these garments is deeply intertwined with Ford s story as a black girl coming of age in a Midwestern rust belt city She experimented with the Jheri curl discovered how wearing the wrong colour tennis shoes at the roller rink during the drug and gang wars of the 1980s could get you beaten and rocked oversized brightly coloured jeans and Timberlands at an elite boarding school where the white pper crust wore conservative wool shift dressesDressed in Dreams is a story of desire access conformity and black innovation that explains things like the importance of knockoff culture the role of ghetto fabulous full length furs and colorful leather in the 1990s how black girls make magic out of a dollar store t shirt rhinestones and airbrushed paint and black parents emphasis on dressing nice Ford talks about the pain of seeing black style appropriated by the mainstream fashion industry and fashion s power especially in middle America In this richly evocative narrative she shares her lifelong fashion revolution from figuring out her own personal style to discovering what makes Midwestern fashion a real thing tooThis was a fascinating book I had zero ideas that black fashion was such a thing being white and Canadian and happy to just find size fashions that fit and don t make me look like a 70 year old snowbird wearing sweats and a patterned shirt side note ELOUII delivers to Canada I adored this book it was so well written and researched that I am going to make it a book club pick I can see and hear the fashion discussions already as we are a very diverse group of women financially and fashion wise It is fun to google and see examples of fashion in the presented examples this was just a hypnotizing read As always I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of their incessant se by Millenials on Instagram and Twitter so let s give it. And colorful leather in the 1990s; how black girls make magic out of a dollar store t shirt rhinestones and airbrushed paint; and black parents' emphasis on dressing nice Ford talks about the pain of seeing black style appropriated by the mainstream fashion industry and fashion’s power especially in middle America In this richly evocative narrative she shares her lifelong fashion revolution from figuring out her own personal style to discovering what makes Midwestern fashion a real thing to.