What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Read by Douglass Descendants.

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Read by Douglass Descendants

To say that this year has been a year of drama, fear, learning, change and enlightenment is an understatement. And we continue with opening your eyes by sharing this short film with you today on the ironically named Independence Day. Read more

Oh No They Didn’t. The American Flag As Formal Wear.

Hard to believe but there’s an actual market for US. Flag ball gowns, evening gowns, prom dresses and wedding gowns. While it’s not my personally preferred way of showing my patriotism, clearly it is for the following. Check out the American Flag as Formal Wear. Read more

Dynasty Meets Independence Day. Zuhair Murad’s Fireworks Embellished Couture.

Zuhair Murad Fireworks Couture

One of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays, The annual Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival, did more than just ellicit ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the audience last year. It inspired fashion designer Zuhair Murad’s 2017 Spring Summer Couture Collection, Fires Waltz. Read more

American Beauty: 60 Pin-Ups to Pop Stars Wearing Flag Inspired Fashion.

American Beauty Flag Inspired Fashion

Long before Lynda Carter donned her Wonder Woman uniform complete with patriotic cape, starlets wore the stars and stripes to sell War Bonds and promote movie studios. The flag inspired fashion theme has since continued with celebrities, entertainers, musicians and models. Whether they are wrapped in flags for magazine covers, wearing various versions of patriotism onstage, or donning red, white and blue bathing suits – I’ve got 60 of the best photos of celebs, models and musicians in stars and stripes from the past nine decades for you right here. Read more

Vintage Fireworks Posters, Packaging and Labels for The Fourth of July.


above: a vintage Litho from the Colorcraft Poster Co. in Oklahoma City

I scoured the web, online fireworks museums, vintage poster shops and more to find 30 of the most beautifully designed graphic and illustrated fireworks labels, posters and packaging from the 20th century to share with you. Read more