The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 67
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 67

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
Page 67
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1996 5 Fashion:What were you wearing in the 70s? It was 1979. What were you wearing? Fashion is history. A certain First Lady's pink suit and pillbox hat defined an era. A 1980s pop diva made black eyeliner, leather, and fishnet stockings the sought-after look for a different decade. American fashion reflects changes in history and culture. A particular outfit can sometimes give information about a certain year or years that a history book cannot. Take a look back at some of the fashion statements during these pivotal times in American history. When Hubert Humphrey was nominated for president in 1968, you may have donned a tie-dyed shirt and blue jeans and worn your hair long, depending on your opinion of the conflict in Vietnam. Or you may have opted for go-go boots, a mico mini skirt and back- combed hair. Your makeup would have been thick frosted blue eye shadow and pale pink lipstick. When Jimmy Carter was elected president in 1976, you would have followed the election dressed in bell bottoms, a jumpsuit or a leisure suit. You would have seen many afros and Carol Brady-style shags on a typical walk around town. You may have tamed your makeup slightly, but you still wore frosted green or blue eye shadow and drew 'on curvier, thicker eyebrows. We Welcome Vickie Stubbs to our staff Vickie invites you to slop by anytime. •CDeNTS STyi.e 113 N. Santa Fe Salina 825-1234 When Muhammed Ali won the 1979 heavyweight boxing championship, you would have cheered him on wearing something silk or polyester with a loud, large floral pattern. Platform shoes and Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair style might have completed your look. When Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, you may have dressed just like her in a stiff navy blue suit with a conservative patterned scarf tied at your neck. (The feminine version of a tie). Your skirt came just to the knee and you wore nude pantyhose. Those in the younger generation still wore their hair long, and carried large plastic combs in the back pockets of This 1979 photo of Sonny Bono captures the polyester suit and gold chains of the time. their snug, dark blue denim jeans. When Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman nominated for vice president in 1984, you may have worn a pastel oxford shirt and monogrammed sweater with penny loafers. Or you may have tried the opposite look of the era, wearing leather pants, a ripped sweatshirt, chain belt, and scarves or large bows in your hair. Or, hair itself may have been your fashion vehicle. Instead of just changing the style, you colored it red, pink, purple, or blue. And then you shaved it off on one side or both sides, or up the back. You coated it .with styling gel and spiked it as high as possible. Your makeup was heavy black eyeliner and heavier red lipstick. But, if you were a woman working outside the FILE PHOTO home, you hardly wore makeup at all. By the time Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, the generally messy look of "grunge" had taken over. An inexpensive alternative to looks of earlier decades, the wrinkled, baggy style meant you shopped at garage sales, outlet stores and second-hand clothing stores. Makeup became subtle and secondary or unnecessary. The business world tamper yourself I With a moisturizing or deep- cleaning facial from Continental Hair & Skin Care Center. A great way for busy women to unwind! Call Cindy Smolich for an appointment. 823-37O9 n Care products By (Dr. Moffman ofQermany Full Service Satan* Sculptured Nail*, Manicure*, Pedicure*, Halntyiing/Celering c ontinental n 13 E. Crawford & SluR Ccwe CeKiet adopted the "business casual" mindset, and huge corporations told employees it was OK to wear jeans to work on Friday. Future fashion is anyone's guess. We may look like Buck Rogers, Spock, Luke Skywalker or The Jetsons, but we will certainly incorporate current looks in the new century. Every year the fashion industry reveals another new look. But changing political and cultural landscapes also dictate which styles will represent rebellion and upheaval. This combination promises to develop yet another set of unique outfits for the final few years of the century. new image from AVON •Glamorize with ANEW Skin Care products! •Revitalize with our vitamins •Accessorize with our beautiful jewelry •Mesmerize with our lovely lingerie Inquire about AVON'S Fund Raising Program. Groups earn up to 40%. Call your representative or District Manager: Jetty Pelzel 913-82JH77;j 2326 Planet Ave. Galaxy Center (Across from Central Mall) Salina, Kansas 827-0600 • Fashion Fabrics • Bridal Fabrics • Patterns • Notions • Trims • Accessories Quality Merchandise At Reasonable Prices! 127 N. Santa Fe 823-3907 Downtown Salina Salina's llonu- Owned Fabric Shop St'uintf Mat-hint' Sales and Scrvici-. Mon.-Kri. J)-r> : :}() and Sal. !)-5

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