Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Vintage brooches.

Currently enjoying a fashionable revival... the brooch. During the past few seasons more and more brooches are turning up on runways and the red carpet. The big difference being that they are more versatile now. They are being worn in different ways for example in the hair, on handbags, pinned to the waist of a dress or scattered over jackets. Go crazy.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fifties glamour ad.

You would not see an ad like this now days. pretty cute though.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Leopard print.

Leopard print is timeless. It never goes out of style. For nearly the past century, women have been wearing the exotic print with no signs of letting up, although now days fake fur is preferred as a stand against animal cruelty.
One of the first people to popularize leopard in fashion was Marian Nixon, American film actress, who in 1925, had a coat made to match her pet leopard. Fur coats made from actual leopards became the rage throughout the 1930s and 40s.
However, it wasn't until 1947 that leopard as a print, rather than a fur, became fashionable. Christian Dior is credited with this transition in his 1947 Spring-Summer Collection in which he created two pieces; a silk-chiffon evening gown called "Afrique" and a day dress called "Jungle."

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sixties space age fashion.

Space age fashion first appeared in the late 1950s, and developed further in the 1960s. It was heavily influenced by the Space Race of the Cold War; the futuristic design style was inspired by space exploration. Designers often emphasized the energy and technology advancements of the Cold War era in their work. The space age look was defined by boxy shapes, thigh length hemlines and bold accessories. Synthetic material was also popular with space age fashion designers. After the Second World War, fabrics like nylon, corfam, orlon, terylene, lurex and spandex were promoted as cheap, easy to dry, and wrinkle-free. The synthetic fabrics of the 1960s allowed space age fashion designers to design garments with bold shapes and a plastic texture. Non-cloth material, such as polyester and PVC, became popular in clothing and accessories as well.
From Wikipedia.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

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