Monday, June 16, 2008

Nostalgia, 70s style

Hugely favorite of mine as a teenager, ca. 1975, was a knit shirt with an interesting print of a flapper woman in various settings. Recently I came across several items from the same period, all with the same nostalgic bent.

Probably critical in this 1910s to 1920s nostalgia was the film of The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, which came out in 1974. The early to mid 1970s were all about exploring past fashions, sometimes literally (wearing vintage clothing), sometimes fairly literally (wearing new clothing with many features taken from vintage clothing), and sometimes imaginatively (like these disco shirts with vintage images). These shirts, two for the girls and one for the guys, are in my eBay store right now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Two more blog mentions!

Two more blog mentions!

Am I blanketing the world or what? :) Today I was mentioned, again by the delightful Carol of Dandelion Vintage on the Vintage Clothing Bulletin, here ("Vintage on Etsy part 2").

Then on Casey's Musings ( gasp with joy at the suggestion that you might be able to put together Dita von Teese style at denisebrain! While you're there, take a look around that beautiful site!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer clothes, despite...

This was the scene where my husband works, this morning, June 10, 2008:

Still, I persist in thinking about summer, silly me!

I know there is much worse than snow here in the US, and I hope you are not overheated, flooded, or in any other way imperiled!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Me, interviewed!

Thanks to Carol of Dandelion Vintage, I was interviewed for the great Vintage Bulletin blog (definitely a blog worthy of bookmarking by all vintage fashionistas!).

If you'd like to see, it's here.

I appreciate the opportunity Carol!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Going places?

Everyone knows that clothes can take you places, so why not go somewhere interesting?

Through the month of June, please visit my theme Wherever you Roam for inspiration!

Monday, June 2, 2008

YSL est mort, vive YSL

Yves Saint Laurent reinvented the clothing we live in

I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence

Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?

Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

Fashions fade, style is eternal.