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Style of the Week: Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

( I really don’t have enough Women of Colour as style icons on my blog - that will change)

I wish I could find more photos to show how in love I was with her style! This character was all about the cropped turtlenecks and pleated & plaid skirts paired with knee highs whilst always preserving a sense of sophistication, I loved it!

A lot of vintage beauty and makeup trends seem to only cover the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s. The 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s are far less glamorized IMO in terms of fashion and beauty. While the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s were peak glamour– I think that the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s truly catered to the beauty of WOC. Not to mention that more starlets came out of those eras as opposed to the early half of the 20th century. But it doesn’t mean that WOC can’t rock 40′s makeup, a 50′s hairdo, and a 60′s outfit ;)