Punk Fashion vs. 50s Rebel Fashion vs. New Rebel Fashion Wave

Does history seem to repeat itself every two or several decades?   The 50s rebels had the greaser thing going on with their leather jackets, jeans, and t-shirts James Dean style.  The 70s punk fashion came packaged with something similar: leather jackets, jeans, tees, and rock patches/pins on the jackets by way of the Sex Pistols and Ramones.  I’ve had a fascination with “rebel” fashion since a young age, wearing custom-made patchwork pants and dresses to high school bohemian style.  Nowadays, I wear light wash ripped jeans, a leather jacket with a pop of color, and pearl adorned sneakers with faux diamond rings, hoop earrings, and cat eye shades for a statement.  The glamorous rebel look is my thing, where diamonds meet dirt, gutter to the stars.  My love of glamorous movie icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn meet rebel heroes like Sid Vicious or Marlon Brando in a Hollywood back alley.  The dust kicked up by non-conformist attitudes marries with a love of flaunting beauty and bejeweled spectacle.  Happy almost-weekend!

James Dean

James Dean Greaser

sid-vicious-leather-jacket

Sid Vicious Leather Jacket

Reign Diamonds

Perfume

Tricking the pages,

Appearing in perfumed fantasies.

 

Crystal glass,

Moments preparing the

Skin,

Budded enchantment.

 

Adornment, the backwards effect

Of feeling,

Plummeting to dark waters,

The absent orator.

 

Hers the glance to

Eternity,

His the momentary realization of

Taste.

 

Piece of prism love,

Fractured steps of

A cool undulation,

Soft marabou slippers

Sliding across the living room

Rug…

 

Diamond reverie,

Candy body topped to be savored,

Sugar lips reciting the night’s revelation…

 

Smoky jazz,

Wrapped to the jams,

Carried under a satin layer.

 

Spat way up high,

Roused in music

Trailing past itself,

The oncoming quiet…