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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trendsetter Tuesday: A Different World

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." - Romans 12:2

What up doe!?! (Detroit slang),

Today, I want to talk about one of my most favorite shows of all time!!! I loved this show because it showed young black people in such a positive light and was entertaining at the same time. You just can't find tv like this anymore at all!! A Different World tells a story of a group of young African Americans making their way through college. 

If you check out some of the videos I posted below you can get a feel for the fashion at that time. This show aired between 1987 to 10993. The 4 characters who I can relate to in terms of their fashion sense would have to be Whitley Gilbert, Jalessa Vinson, Freddie Brooks and Denise Huxtable.

Whitley Gilbert was always one to be polished from head to toe in blazers, blouses and skirts with her button earrings and pearls. Jalessa Vinson wore her snazzy sweaters, wool coats and leather skirts with statement earrings. Now on the other side you had Denise Huxtable and Freddie Brooks who were more of the Bohemian down to earth types with their free flowing tops, vest, crochet sweaters, loafers, maxi and African print dresses in earth tones.

I think my style is a hybrid of these 4 ladies. Not to mention that these ladies all wore their natural curly hair like I do!Just the other day, I was talking to my sister about some clothing items I liked. My sister thinks my style is more "boho" or bohemian. While on some levels I can agree with my sister's assessment of my style, I added in that I think my style can also be chic (depending on the day! lol). So to classify my style I would call it "Bohochic", perhaps I am maybe more of one that the other but I think I encompass both.

My definition of chic is an appreciation of the classics. I try to keep my style sophisticated and simple. But my signature would be to add a twist or an unexpected element through statement accessories and shoes. And this leads me to my boho style which is more laid back, comfortable, earthy and a quirky vibe.

Okay, if you had to classify your style what would it be?


  1. I wish they would bring a show like that back. I was excited about the college experience b/c of "A Different World."

  2. I loved a Different World too!

    I would classify my style as stylish and chic of course :)