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The Resource Dressed in dreams : a black girl's love letter to the power of fashion, Tanisha C. Ford

Dressed in dreams : a black girl's love letter to the power of fashion, Tanisha C. Ford

Label
Dressed in dreams : a black girl's love letter to the power of fashion
Title
Dressed in dreams
Title remainder
a black girl's love letter to the power of fashion
Statement of responsibility
Tanisha C. Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 today. The 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 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 upper 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 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 too."--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Tanisha C
Dewey number
391
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT615
LC item number
.F67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • African American women
  • Blacks
  • United States
  • Ford, Tanisha C.
  • African American college teachers
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions
  • African American college teachers
  • African American women
  • Blacks
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Dressed in dreams : a black girl's love letter to the power of fashion, Tanisha C. Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dashiki -- Leather jacket -- Jheri curl -- Tennis shoes -- Baggy jeans -- Coochie cutters -- Knee-high boots -- Bamboo earrings -- Afro puff -- Hoodie
Control code
on1048934763
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781250173539
Lccn
2019001794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048934763
Label
Dressed in dreams : a black girl's love letter to the power of fashion, Tanisha C. Ford
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dashiki -- Leather jacket -- Jheri curl -- Tennis shoes -- Baggy jeans -- Coochie cutters -- Knee-high boots -- Bamboo earrings -- Afro puff -- Hoodie
Control code
on1048934763
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781250173539
Lccn
2019001794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048934763

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