After watching only part of the VMAs this year (because to watch all of it would have been the ultimate test of patience), I couldn’t help but wonder how royally we have screwed up the definition of the word “edgy”. Because if we find Miley Cyrus’s awkward, high-school’ish antics or Nicki Minaj’s daring wardrobe “edgy” then we have no concept of where the word originated from or what brought about its existence in the first place.
So let me take you back in time when women kept the “classy” alive and well without the urge to bare it all. Watch how the world’s perception of the word “edgy” has changed and how fashion has evolved over the years.
via Harper’s Bazaar
Simone D’Aillencourt in Lower Manhattan, 1950s
On the street in Paris, from a shoot that first appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR in the 1950s
New York, 1960
Muriel Oxford Dorville
Models pose in Pierre Cardin looks, 1980
Model Shakira Caine in West London, 1976
Jill Leslie and Patricia Donald Smith wear Dior, 1966
House of Worth evening suits, 1969
Christian Dior coats
A woman wearing snakeskin waistcoat, 1971
A woman wearing Chanel, 1980
A model poses in New York, 1952
A Dior hat, 1955
A couple at Penn Station
I wish I could transport some of this fashion back into today’s world!
Let’s jump right into it!
1. These metallic flash tattoos offered by stores like Flash Tattoos and iamu are bound to become a popular trend again this summer. Famous Instagrammers are already donning these jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos to compliment their beach, music fest or street styles. Even Queen Bee sported one on her Instagram page! I think I might buy a pair to compliment by summer bikini look!
2. Etsy shop Sparkly Pony is just simply adorable! If you’re an animal lover or simply, love the idea of cute stuff around the house, conversation starters, be sure to check out this store with close to 4,500 sales and over 11,000 admirers! My personal favorite: (which btw has nothing to do with animals)
Your own tiny boyfriend in a bottle!
3. Wishbone is a tiny portable thermometer you can easily insert into your iPhone’s or Android’s phone jack to measure temperature of the environment, an object or body on-the-go without any physical contact. Definitely a “smart” investment for new parents for only $39.99!