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International Women's Day 2020❤️

Today, Sunday, March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day. We have chosen to highlight this by having the employees of Mondo Kaos describe which women they are inspired by and why.

DEBBIE HARRY - activist in a mini skirt.

One of our store manager Stine's role models is singer, songwriter and actress Debbie Harry. Debbie Harry is best known for being the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, but has also had success as a solo artist. As an actress, she has appeared in more than thirty film roles and many television appearances.

Stine chooses Debbie Harry from Blondie; "as I think she has an iconic style and is not afraid to mix styles and make them her own. On top of that, she is also a huge role model for women in rock and especially the music industry for going her own way and not giving a "fuck" what others think."

Her influence extends not only to music and entertainment, but also art, activism and, of course, fashion. Although Debbie Harry's style has been self-created, she has been heavily inspired by vintage glamor. She herself always cites Marilyn Monroe for her signature dyed hair. With leather jackets, mini skirts and punky thigh-high boots, Debbie Harris pushed the boundaries of women's fashion in the 70s and 80s. Her disheveled hair and smokey-eye make-up inspired and continues to inspire today. Her look, like Debbie herself, is bold, edgy and sexy.

Channeling Debbie Harris:

Stine suggests an outfit consisting of: Red Pencil skirt, black ruffle top from Unique Vintage, fishnet stockings, and red scarf and red Amber shoes from Miss L Fire.

We always carry the classic pencil skirt in multiple colors, and beautiful vintage inspired stockings from What KatieDid. We always have retro clothes to create a classic look in the spirit of Debbie. Smokey eyes and punk are a must.

AMELIA EARHART - aviator super heroine.

Line is inspired by Amelia Earhart, the female pilot who in 1928 became world famous for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Earhart was a member of the National Women's Party and a strong advocate for women's rights. 20s and 30s style and female icon.

Earhart's achievements in aviation inspired a generation of female pilots, including the more than 1,000 indispensable female pilots of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, who served as transport pilots during World War II.Attempting to fly around the world as the first ever female pilot, she disappeared with her navigator in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean. By then, she had achieved great fame, breaking many records and writing bestselling books about her exploits.

Her style was inextricably linked to her image, and she is most often pictured in an aviator's suit, but even outside of that, her sponsorship deals were also crucial, with Earhart mostly seen in pants and aviator jackets or shirts.

Earhart was actively involved in women's fashion and had her own brand 'active living' which was a line of women's sports and casual wear. Her concept was to create separates, single pieces that made it easier to move and to adapt the clothes to the individual figure. It consisted of simple, natural lines and was made from washable materials.

At Mondo Kaos, we always carry a selection of retro jeans as well as the classic swing and sailor pants.

Freddies of Pinewood makes jeans and pantsuits based on original vintage patterns. And Lady K Loves makes retro jeans with a high waist and slim legs.

In tribute to Amelia Earhart, Line has chosen a pair of beige swing pants from The House of Foxy and an Americana aviator-style jacket from the same brand.

The style is elegant, feminine and simple!

FRIDA KAHLO- The woman on the canvas.

Ditte is inspired by Frida Kahlo:

"As a style icon, I love her colorful look! But most of all, I admire Frida Kahlo for her strength and courage to go against the Western ideals of beauty.I admire her willpower and courage to get through the great adversity she experienced in her life, such as polio as a child, the bus accident that left her disabled, miscarriages.She was also famous and notorious for not being afraid to touch on (for the time) difficult subjects such as homosexuality, politics, disability, etc."

At the age of 18, Frida Kahlo suffered an accident that left her disabled. After which she decided to immerse herself more in the art of painting. Although Kahlo based her paintings on events from her own life, she used them not only to express concrete experiences but to raise questions about Mexican society as a whole, in relation to gender, race and social class.
She put the woman on canvas and exhibited female experiences and suffering such as abortion, childbirth and breastfeeding, subjects often ignored by society and considered taboo.

She was also influenced by the indigenous Mexican culture, which is reflected in her clothing.

At Mondo Kaos, we have a variety of colorful hair flowers, bracelets and earrings you can use to style yourself Frida-like:

MICHELLE OBAMA - first African-American first lady.

One of Cecilie's role models is Michelle Obama. The choice falls on Obama because of her campaign focusing on education and employment opportunities for young people and veterans.

In 2009, Michelle Obama became the first African-American first lady of the United States. Trained as a lawyer at Prince and Harward law schools, Michelle Obama was a role model for women around the world, and she was and still is an advocate for poverty awareness, education and nutrition.

She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon, so much so that many felt the press forgot to focus on her important work as an ambassador for the causes she championed.
She published her memoir in 2018 and is still working for a healthier America. Many had hoped to see her as a candidate in 2020, but politics is reportedly not for her.

Michelle Obama has become a fashion icon and trendsetter. She has been featured several times in Vogue and has been mentioned in several 'Best Dressed' lists.

Her signature color is purple, so Cecilie has chosen a purple pencil dress from Zoe Vine to express Michelle Obama's style. The dress is fitted and comes with a matching wide belt to cinch the waist. Cecilie has styled the dress with white shoes from Lola Ramona and a scarf at the neck.

Nice and feminine!

MARLENE DIETRICH- suit and femme fatale.

One of Kirstine's role models is Marlene Dietrich, whom she admires for pushing gender boundaries by dressing in a jacket and trousers at a time when women were not allowed to do so.

Marlene Dietrich got her big break in film with the movie 'Der Blaue Engel' in 1930, playing the role of prostitute Lola. Although she enjoyed great success in Germany, she distanced herself from Hitler and the Nazi regime and moved to the United States in 1930, becoming a citizen a few years later.

In Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich enjoyed great success as Femme Fatale, despite, or perhaps because of, her open rejection of the sexual norms of the time. She was known and infamous for her androgynous roles and bisexuality, and perhaps more than any other Hollywood actress, she made pants and suits her image.

Marlene Dietrich was also known for her humanitarian efforts during the war, as well as financially supporting those fleeing the Nazis. She performed several times for the Allied forces and did what she could to improve morale on the front lines during the war.

Marlene Dietrich was also known for her humanitarian efforts during the war, as well as financially supporting those fleeing the Nazis. She performed several times for the Allied forces and did what she could to improve morale on the front lines during the war.

Kirstine suggests dressing in classic black wide-leg pants from The House of Foxy and a cream poppy shirt from The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury to bring out your inner Marlene.


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