Thursday, November 19, 2009
House of Fraser will introduce Biba to 30 department stores and online for autumn 2010 in Great Britian. The collection will also include accessories, jewelry, footwear, house wares and fragrances. Their design team will find inspiration from Biba’s archives but will update the products. The House of Fraser said “We will be making it a lot more appropriate for today and picking up an essence of Biba with flamboyant, sexy prints in silks, knits and dark denims with soft washes.” Wonder how this will turn out with the creator of Biba--: Barbara Hulanicki
Posted by Vintage Diva at 6:18 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
As a child many of us heard the word, ladylike and our teeth started to grind. Times have changed and it is important not to look like a party girl. Today’s style of dressing is with quiet elegance. Being ladylike is a sign of respect and responsibility in these difficult times.
How do you pull off the look? Dressing in clothes that have timeless appeal with a secret sensuality in fabrics and textures— with the feel of silk, fur and tweed will convey the ladylike feel. Use vintage fashions that are timeless — the classic pump, a pencil skirt, and a classic silk blouse. Certain materials will whisper elegant exotic skins like crocodile (vintage real or faux), fabric like brocade, velvet, and silk with things that sparkle.
How to look to the manor born without mortgaging the manor? First you need to know a classic design when you see one. Study the photos of Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. They are icons of ladylike fashions. Remember you do not have to spend a fortune on your clothes...shop for vintage on-line at Etsy, Ebay or at any of the members of the VFG (Vintage Fashion Guild). To keep your look from being boring add some zing with an awesome necklace or a great handbag.
Remember a lady never reveals what she paid for something no matter how great of deal it was.
Posted by Vintage Diva at 12:58 PM