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Fifth contestant of our "Search of The Boot" is Latasha Louis-I like her style of writing-it's in your face-dramatics yet soft at the sametime. Im really diggin her article because she touched on both men and women's fashion. After the READ MORE link is where you can find Louis's article. I'm asking for the LB viewers to read it and give their opinion. Remember YOU guys are picking our new writer for the Fall relaunch. I have to admit that it's killing me because I have to keep quiet on how the new site will look and who/what will be featured on it. The social life of the new writer will definitely change-get ready to be put on.


Matter Of Fact
By: Latasha "Lou" Louis


“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions” - Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

After a quote like that, you would think proof wasn’t needed, but you LATEBOOTS viewers have been known to be “great debaters“. Furthermore…

Fall/Winter 08-09 Fashion starts with the premise that fashion and architecture are, if not equals, cognates—related languages with a common root. This common root translates a two-dimensional pattern of abstract shapes into a seamed, three-dimensional volume.


Lesson No. 1
:Belle Curves

: Prominent in the 1940s, the belle curve consists of flared ruffles along the waist line of clothing used to carve natural womanly curves that create a stylish silhouette. This style’s major distinctions consist of crinolines (hoop skirts/coarse stiff fabrics & garment lining), pannier (an oval framework used for distending the skirt of a dress), and peplums (a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress).

Philosophical/Geometrical Characteristics
:Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR)/The universal standard of beauty defined as the coveted “hourglass/coke-bottle” figure.

Pros & Cons
:The result is greater brainpower of self and progeny and greater appeal to the opposite sex because, as one of the WHR study’s authors observed, ‘‘it’s reproductively important.’’ In other words, to modify Sigmund Freud’s famous dictum just a little, the waist-to-hip ratio is destiny. Or, from a Darwinian perspective, Beyonce’s small waist and voluptuous hips trump Kate Moss’s beanpole physique. But if nature has deprived you of an evolutionarily promising hip-to-waist ratio, then this season’s clothes will allow you to fake it. While the trick may not boost your I.Q., it should at least nab you a few more free drinks at the bar.

I Spy…Belle Curves
:Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Venetta, Chanel, Lavin, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace

Supporting Fact
:Men’s Fall/Winter fashion, has also been known to embody characteristics of proportions. During the decade of the 1930s, men’s fashion saw dramatic changes. It began with the great Wall Street Crash of October 24, 1929. By 1931, 8 million people were out of work in the United States. In the words of Mr. West, it was a time of “when you see clothes, close your eyelids”. Because unfortunately, little or no work resulted in a significant decrease of spending on clothing. The garment industry witnessed shrinking budgets, and circumstances by offering more moderately priced styles. During the early part of the decade, men’s suits were modified to create the image of a larger torso. Shoulders were squared using shoulder pads(wadding) and sleeves were tapered to the wrist. Peaked lapels framed the v-shaped chest and added additional breadth to the wide shoulders. These design changes acted as an “ego- boost” to the unemployed man, in efforts to redevelop his sense of masculinity.

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