February 25, 2011

Celebrating Black History Through Fashion - The Pussycat Bow Blouse

With pussycat bow blouses making a serious comeback (I mean, I had one on just yesterday), I was excited when I received this photo submission from local knit designer, Andrea of LadieLoops!

It is a photo of her mom circa 1979.

Even better than the photo is Andrea's words about her mom:

"Looking at it, you're not able tell. But at the time, my mom was a single mother of five children (ages: nine, eight, six, five, and two). Having five young children limited the places and things that my mom was able to do. So, hardly ever did she go many places. She was not able to tell me exactly where she was going here but, I'd hope that it was some where super fancy, as her pussycat bow blouse and blazer wasn't an everyday ensemble in our household.

I'm proud to say that my mom went on to college and earned three degrees - becoming a successful and inspirational woman."

Thanks, Andrea, for sharing this photo. And kudos to you AND your mom for being amazing women!

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Anonymous Andrea said...


I love my mom beyond words. I thank you kindly for having this AMAZING theme for (us) your readers. To not only showcase fashion, but the people we love wearing them.

My mom may hate this picture but she will surely love being apart of this awesome blog.

Squeeze hugs to you!!!

February 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger archives said...

what an awesome post! thanks for sharing your moms photo and story, andrea!

nikia - i am SO into these blouses right now! thrifted four of them over the last few weeks! :D

February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey cuz....Love, love, LOVE this pic of auntie and yes she is an amazing women just like you! I wish you much success and thanks for sharing this pic ;) love this blog...soo hot.

February 25, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Chandra @ShiftC said...

AMAZING! I love this picture and I love the very inspirational quote about her mother as well!!


February 26, 2011 at 2:28 AM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

@Andrea, the pleasure was alllll mine!

@archives, aren't they the best?!

@Anonymous, thanks for the love!

@Chandra, agreed!

February 26, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Thank you all for your beautiful comments.

February 27, 2011 at 7:35 AM  

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