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

Ford, Tanisha C. (author.).

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Lee County Main Library 391 FORD (Text) 33262003261554 New Materials-Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250173539
  • ISBN: 1250173531
  • Physical Description: print
    246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Print book : Biography : English : First edition
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

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Formatted Contents Note: Dashiki -- Leather jacket -- Jheri curl -- Tennis shoes -- Baggy jeans -- Coochie cutters -- Knee-high boots -- Bamboo earrings -- Afro puff -- Hoodie.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Ford, Tanisha C Clothing
Clothing and dress United States
Fashion United States
African American women Clothing
Blacks Race identity United States
African American college teachers Biography
United States Race relations
Genre: Autobiographies.
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