Finally, the end of the quarter has arrived. I learned a lot in this course, such as fashion systems, sneakers, tattoos, textiles, commodity chains, hair, and so much more. In the last readings Kawamura was discussing how not all fashionologists had the same definitions for a fashion system. Some of them included clothing as display of fashion while others believed clothing was fashion.
Overall, this course made me appreciate my culture and other cultures. For the begreen challenge, I must admit that I failed. Yesterday when I was at Michaels, I ended up buying a load of Hello Kitty and My Little Pony toys for my little sister. I’ve gotten into the habit of giving her unnecessary gifts. I can stop myself from getting unnecessary things, yet when it comes to her and my younger brother, I feel like I need to buy them objects to get there affection. I tried coming up with an excuse that it was okay to get the gifts, but I couldn’t think of one. I failed and I probably will continue to fail.
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“Body Decorations & World Cultures: Henna or Mendhi patterns.” www.schoolsliason.org. web. 7 December 2014.
Kawamura, Yuniya. “Fashionology.” Berg. Oxford and New York. 2006. Print.
Knoxvillage 1982. “Heart of Darkness: Scarification or Cicatrisation.” www.bookdrum.com. web. 7 December 2014.
Kuniyoshi, Utagawa. “Shoki and Demon.” www.wikiart.org. web. 7 December 2014.Mullowney, Paul Ed. “Wood Skin Ink: The Japanese Aesthetic in Modern Tattooing.” Print.
“Scarification.” www.fashionencyclopedia.com. web. 7 December 2014.