Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford
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Overview: One of Essence’s "10 Books We’re Dying To Toss Into Our Summer Totes" • One of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s "Big Summer Books for 2019"
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 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.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs