Mommy Blog Expert: Classic Peace Symbol of the 1960s Comes Back in Style, Especially in Kids Fashions & Accessories

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Classic Peace Symbol of the 1960s Comes Back in Style, Especially in Kids Fashions & Accessories



Girls Fashion Trends

As a Baby Boomer I remember and have an affinity for the original peace sign.  When this cultural icon faded away in the 70s who'd have thought any of us would ever see it again? 
Trendy Clips Peace Hairbands
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas

Surprisingly, in the last few years we've seen a resurgence in popularity again, especially among kids, tweens, and teens.   These lovely peace hairbands by Los Angeles-area based Trendy Clips exemplifies that return to vogue.
Peace Sign Chalk Art by 13 year-old Mini MommyBlogExpert
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas

The peace symbol, by way of introduction, was conceived in 1958 by Gerald Holton for the British Nuclear disarmament movement, long before hippies arrived on the scene.  But the peace sign as we know it today didn't become well-ingrained until the 1960s, inspiring the V sign hand gesture that evolved into a way for the young generation of the time to communicate their disillusionment with the Vietnam War.  During that turbulent decade ridden with violence, a counter culture of  peace emerged that elevated the peace symbol to cult status among the masses.

This trio of delicate pastel peace fashion hairbands are a modern interpretation of that classic beginning.  Available in hot pink, turquoise, and lavender, each is beautifully hand crafted by the designer with quality layered grosgrain ribbons and features a peace sign fabricated with more than 2 dozen sparkling crystals.  
Above and Below: 
My Triplet Daughters Flash Peace Signs While Modeling Their Favorite Hairbands
iPhone Photos by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com

Priced at $17 each, these one-size fits all hair accessories fit most girls and tweens.  They are available retail at this talented mom designer's Trendy Clips online shop and in select boutiques nationwide and in Japan.  Also sold wholesale through the Trendy Clips West Coast Rep.  The company sells a range of original hair accessories that are not available elsewhere, including bows, barrettes, hairbands, and more for girls and women. 
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com

Do you or your children like fashion and accessories featuring the peace icon?  If, so tell us about your favorite product that incorporates this American cultural design.

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