Friday, October 23, 2009

NOT THAT KIND OF Paraphernalia!

When most of us think of "paraphernalia", we may think of drug paraphernalia. It's not like our minds are in the gutter, but it just a highly descriptive word that has become so synonymous with syringes and such. It gets even more cloudy when you think of the mid 1960s and the psychedelic styles of the period and then low and behold we discover a dress from the famous retail store Paraphernalia, and suddenly it's less about drugs and more about style. (We do have a feeling there was a bit of partying going on within the Paraphernalia stores actually!) This dress was purchased at the Chicago Paraphernalia boutique buy a very hip mid-Westerner. For those not familiar with the Paraphernalia concept in September 1965, Paul Young created an exciting retail laboratory that sold designs by emerging talents. Betsey Johnson was one of the first designers to sell at Paraphernalia. This Edie Sedwick-esque sequined long sleeve mini has a slight A-line silhouette. This dress screams "Go-Go", so wear it in a very retro way with white boots for Halloween, or nonchalant with a pair of Vivier pilgrim heels. It can always be worn in a total modern way with a pair of slouch motorcycle boots or sexy Louboutins. Just wear it and get ready to "go go"!

Paraphernalia green and magenta striped long sleeve sequin "go go" mini, c. mid 1960s. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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