Sunday, October 28, 2007
It is just one of the eras that influence fashion designers. The fashion industry goes from one era to the other getting inspiration. Actually they mix all the eras to get ideas.
Platforms, which originated in the 1940s, are coming back into vogue and so are other trends
Late '30s, early '40s clothing has become very popular with many women. Shorter skirts are a characteristic of the 1940s because of fabric rationing during World War II. Shirts became short and straight and jackets got shorter to conserve precious fabric; women made suits for themselves out of their husbands' suits, since they were away at war.
Seamed silk stockings were very popular but soon disappeared with the rationing of silk, which was used to make parachutes; women painted seams on their legs to give the illusion of stockings.
Costume jewelry became bigger, flashier and the hats got wilder. Hats were small with big exotic flowers giving that very feminine touch.
If you want that classic, glamorous 1940s look, you will need to wear
Non-natural fibers like rayon,
Shorter skirts than previous decades, but not too high above the knee
Padded shoulders in just about everything
Well groomed, often, dark eyebrows
Trademark rolls around the crown of the head.
Chunky heels with round toes
Big costume jewelry
Monday, September 17, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
One reason it's so popular right now is that the color is surprisingly flattering on just about everyone. It works on so many different skin tones and is beautiful against sun-kissed skin and will make you stand out in a crowd."
The good news is that the trend is here to stay -- at least for the next year or so. In New York, bright blue is going to continue throughout spring next year so just pair that summer dress with high or low boots and you're good for fall. It's one of the best transition things you can do."
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day.
Always remember this motto to live by: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Soon... all that glitters will be on my ebay store--It's Vintage Divas, at Specialist Auctions as Vintage Divas and on my web site www.vintage-diva.com. It the time to start gathering the sparkling dresses for the Christmas and New Year’s parties because there are only 131 shopping days to Christmas and 137 days to the New Year.
The hustle and bustle of getting ready will soon be around the corner so make sure that you will be relaxed and glamorous with sparkle.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
You will be astonished that you can buy a beautiful, well made silk blouse for less than off the mall rack and that will open your eyes to the world of Vintage clothing. Once it is may have been a necessity because of the price but will eventually become a passion.And passion will ooze once you see the vintage pieces with elaborate details, richly beautiful fabric textures with great color and cut. You will begin to see beyond a piece of clothing draped on a hanger.
Vintage style - it's become the ultimate fashion statement.
Become a trend-setting expert at mixing the old with the new. Whether you're short of cash or just revel in the idea of finding fashion gems from the past, Vintage chic is every fashion follower's passport to unique style. Vintage is for people who want something different and not just the latest looks plucked straight from the Autumn fashion runways.Face it, anyone can walk down the street, spend some money and get a fairly fashionable look but, why settle? Try for something more. An outfit that suggests hidden depths, imagination, allure. You can renew yourself with breathtaking garments others were naïve enough to let go.
SHOP FOR STYLE ON LINE
Vintage chic isn't necessarily about tapping into the catwalk's latest looks. "If you know what the trends are, you can shop specifically for those shapes, prints or colors. Take steps today for vintage in the future by holding on to existing pieces in your closet that are favorites, classics or simply hold sentimental value - you'll find that in a few years time, what goes around does indeed come around.I
The top ten classics always worth searching the Vintage Shops for...Monochrome, clean-lined trouser suits in impeccable lightweight wool, Hand stitched, slip-on shoes, Little black dress (as simple as possible, but in deluxe fabric) , White button-down blouse(in Egyptian cotton or silk), Wool dress trousers for winter, Linen blend trouser for summer, Dark wool skirt( hemmed to flatter your legs best), Cashmere sweaters, Beautifully made trench coat, and a Great, classic handbag.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Please take a look at my web-site. Vintage-Diva's is selling retro and vintage ladies clothing. We will be changing and adding to the site regularly. There are will be:
- coats, jackets, sweaters & furs
- cocktail dresses, long gowns & dressy dresses
- hats, gloves, shoes & handbags
- costume jewelry
Most of the items will be retro or vintage. The years that I want to cover is the late 1940's to the 1970's. Occasionally, I will have some add some 1980's. I am a fan of shoulder pads(everyone has lapses).
There occasionally will be some new items but they will be clearly marked as "new" and they were only be items that compliment the vintage look.
I will be adding vintage patterns when I can find patterns that have not been cut.
I hope that you will visit my site soon!!!