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The 1930s

in the U. S. A.  :

the  decade of severe economic depression

which eclipsed the lives of all


the decade which the Star Spangled Banner

was approved as the national anthem and seemed

almost hymn to unite a nation


the decade during which Franklin Delano Roosevelt

won two of his history-making four terms as

President of the United States



the decade in which Jesse Owens

a Black American Olympiad

won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, Berlin-

attended by Adolph Hitler, German Führer and head of the Nazi party



the decade during which Bonnie Parker

and her co-hort in crime, Clyde Champion Barrow

committed interstate crimes of burglary, kidnapping, murder.

Wanted, hunted and later killed by FBI agents (1934)-

the two were the stuff of which tales are told for generations.

Bonnie and Clyde

involved in a notorious crime spree

manhunted by FBI agents

eluded capture for two years

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(photo from fbi.gov)

For autumn 2016,

fashion label Baartmans and Siegel

founded by design duo, Wouter and Amber

(graduates from London College of Fashion, 2010) –

showcased a collection which included ladies trouser suiting

with a definite ’30s Bonnie and Clyde-esque “wanted” by the

FBI (fashion briefed individual) edge!

It’s a style combination of

Bonnie’s fearless attitude and

Clyde’s tailored suits.

‘Catch Me if You Can’

Andro-chic style:  ladies trouser suiting


Baartmans and Siegal for  a / w  2016


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(images from vogue uk)