My taste in clothing has never been gender specific. I don’t see a men’s or women’s section when it comes to my appearance. I gravitate to what I like. I wear it with confidence, make it my own, and ignore disapproving looks and comments. Whether it be a more feminine or masculine outfit makes no difference. Originality and the courage to embrace myself are all that matters. My look has always been androgynous and versatile. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Today, I’m launching my project “andro-”. It’s short for androgynous which means “of indeterminate sex”. I’m starting this project to encourage originality, push gender specific boundaries of fashion, and ultimately shine a light on those who are brave enough to be themselves. Loving yourself and your appearance is a lifestyle. You should celebrate it everyday. – @nikonmami
Storefront window displaying women’s clothing, six mannequins wearing dresses and a suit, women’s dresses hanging on back wall, mirrors, lamps, potted plants and vases of flowers also in the window display. Written on the outside awning: “4145-Fit Rite Shoppe-4145.”
Harvey C. Jackson Collection.
Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library