Sometimes you have to kick back and enjoy the ride!
At this moment we are going ‘old school’. XO
Into the wild World of Pop Culture, Fashion and ending up in “Memory-ville”.
Daniel Day (born August 8, 1944), known as Dapper Dan, is an American fashion designer and haberdasher from Harlem, New York. His influential store, Dapper Dan’s Boutique, operated from 1982–92 and is most associated with introducing high fashion to the hip hop world, with his clients over the years including Eric B. & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, and Jay-Z. In 2017, he launched a fashion line with Gucci, with which he opened a second store and atelier, Dapper Dan’s of Harlem, in 2018.
Lent his creativity to the Gap for an arch logo hoodie, to be sold for $98.
The sweatshirt supposedly sold out immediately on its March 10th, 4 pm release.
When dievca was looking on eBay for the Sweatshirt — this 1970 PlaysKool Dapper Dan Doll appeared:
Which prompted a flashback to dievca’s own Dressy Bessy 1970 PlaysKool Doll:
dievca thought all of her Flashback moments were done when she completed clearing her Mom/ Dad’s house, but apparently there are still memories to be found in the depths. she has a sense of what the doll felt like, what the fabric was, how heavy it was and how irritating it was because the clothes didn’t come off. dievca would almost like to buy another Dressy Bessy on eBay to see if her memories are correct.
Did anyone else have a Dapper Dan or Dressy Bessy doll?
Are dievca’s memories correct?
Is anyone willing to pay $889.88 for a Dapper Dan GAP sweatshirt?
Tired of “Monster Mash” and the “Adams’ Family Theme”?
Perhaps these 80’s throwback sounds are for you.
(video links below the graphic)
A “Thank You” to Kate from Mirror80 for the Dark and Moody beats from the 1980’s!
dievca’s having a moment, time to flashback with the band New Order – Shellshock
Moving into this:
And down the Youtube Rabbit Hole.
Not going to help with losing days.
dievca spotted a young adult looking adorable in a Forever 21 Chenille Sweater. (left photo)
Welcome to the 1990’s Flashback which caused dievca to desperately hunt for something cosy and fuzzy — and is causing her to currently lust over a color she cannot wear (bottom).
What is Chenille?
- a tufted, velvety yarn used for trimming, embroidery, etc.
- a fabric filled or woven with such yarn, used for rugs, bedspreads, etc.
Origin of chenille
French, literally, hairy caterpillar from Classical Latin canicula, diminutive of canis, dog (see hound): from its hairy pile.
the symbolic meaning of a Caterpillar deals with pure potential. Symbolizing the promise of the new life dwelling in their bodies. Eventually a caterpillar is going to go into cocooning stage, after which it will birth into an entirely new creature (moth or butterfly).
OK, got it! dievca wanted to be cosy, she wanted to symbolize potential and she was able to curb her Chenille Flashback in an inexpensive way at J Jill and boohoo.com:
The options have been well received and comfortable…but of course dievca ran into these Creatures of Comfort pieces and desire (not need) drives her thoughts, until she remembers that yellow is a rotten color on her…
Are you or your partner currently wearing a hairy caterpillar?
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.