Sunday, August 16, 2009

3 Days of Peace & Music

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the generation defining weekend music festival that took place in the monumental summer of 1969. Woodstock was about more than just music; it brought together 500,000 free thinking individuals. Here they gathered spending 3 days, sleeping in hot tents often through muddy rain sharing their ideals for the new generation.

Woodstock has inspired fashion for generations. Take a peek in your closet.. odds are there is some tie dye, fringe, embroidery, peasant blouse, or peace signs giving it some bohemian flavor. What is ironic is that the hippie generation wore clothes to make an anti-fashion statement yet it's become one of the most trendsetting looks in the history of fashion!

The pictures from the Woodstock festival can't help but make you wish you were there too in your patched up denim & macrame shirt watching Janis Joplin rock out on stage.

Also can't wait to see the movie, Taking Woodstock that's coming out next week!

xoxo, lauren

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17 comments:

bee.marie said...

I saw the preview for Taking Woodstock and all I kept thinking was how much I loved all the fashion and should've been there!

Mo @ Mo-logue said...

I'm always amazed by how happy and chic everyone looks! I was at an outdoor music festival last summer in the rain and it was fun for the first few hours, but eight hours later when we were still drenched and freezing, I don't think we were all smiles anymore, and we definitely weren't looking too cute!

Little Bow Prep said...

Cool pics! The last hat looks fab.

Definitely a great Woodstock set. I rather like the dress.

E said...

Omigod! THat Delia's vest is so perfect! Why have I not seen that before??

kokostiletto said...

Great memorial to Woodstock!

Secretista said...

This post made me chuckle! Great finds!

Carlotta said...

cool post!! I did one aswell...love the green tee, delia's ship to Italy yeah!!

S.Elisabeth said...

Ooh I can't wait for Taking Woodstock either! Love this post!

PS I'm not going to be new to college, but I'm about to go through the college application process (bites nails!). Any advice? =)

Keith said...

Great photos. I do wish I could take a time machine back to that event. You've got a really cool blog. Take care. Cheers!

FabBlab said...

Jimmy Hendrix FTW!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have an obsession with Woodstock. There's something so glamorous about the entire event. Marvelous set here. Peace out! :)

ConnectingTheDots said...

Interesting blog. Arguably, the biggest legacy of Woodstock is its huge impact on the real children of the sixties: Generation Jones (born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and Generation X). This USA TODAY op-ed speaks to the relevance today of the sixties counterculture impact on GenJones: http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20090127/column27_st.art.htm

Only a very small (albeit disproportionately visible) segment of the Woodstock Generation (ie. Baby Boom Generation) actually dressed with the stereotypic “Woodstock” fashion (tie-dye hippie style, etc.). However, the impact of this fashion was huge. This is largely a result of the historical cycle in which one generation’s fringe fashion becomes the mainstream fashion of the next generation.

Woodstock fashion went from fringe to mainstream with the coming of age of Generation Jones (born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and GenXers). Even a casual look at high school yearbooks from the 1970s quickly confirms this fact. Interestingly, there is a huge transition which happened in one year: in 1971 yearbooks, high school senior guys overwhelmingly had short hair ; by 1972 (when the first GenJonesers became seniors), many, if not most, senior guys had longer hair.

Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten a ton of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, the Associated Press' annual Trend Report forcast the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009.

Here's a page with a good overview of recent media interest in GenJones:
http://generationjones.com/2009latest.html

Andee Layne said...

love the hippie chic look!Loved your blog! Great looks! Please check out my fashion and lifestyle blog www.andeelayne.blogspot.com and i will follow yours! xo

Carlotta said...

Hi dear , I've tagged you :))

CC said...

I cant wait for Taking Woodstock!!
Love the maxi dress in the first picture!


Xx

KIRAFASHION said...

Those really were great times, they really were optimistic...we are not anymore...don't you think?

kisses :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Great photos! I can't wait to see the movie too. I love hippy chic. It's so fab even after all these years. :)