I have always known that I was meant to be a woman in the 50's. The fashion, both the absolute femininity of flowing dresses, abundance of lace, gloves and the general appreciation of putting together an outfit and the shift into mens wear, with pant suits, loafers and plaid galore, all aspects of fashion I live for. Even the roles women played- molding their families and hosting elegant dinner parties while begining the explorative stages of "other options" and becoming career-minded. I would have LOVED to be a part of that. Saturday my friend Kasey and I had a very 5O's themed evening. We watched Dirty Dancing Havana Nights, which made me want to dance and have a Cuban love affair and then Mona Lisa Smile. While watching both movies, I continued my knitting projects and Kasey worked on sewing projects. Perhaps what I love most about the style of fashion and life of the 50's is that everything had such an air of elegance- the sensuality that was exuded was through confidence not through overt sex appeal, as it is often these days. After re-watching Mona Lisa Smile today, I was inspired to play in my closet.
Flannel- Forever 21
Pants- My mother's from the early 90's
Saddle shoes- purchased in High School, I can not remember where
Let me present Vander to you.
Sweater- gift- vintage
T-shirt- Forever 21
I love this outfit because I still felt feminine while being entirely practical. The form fitting t-shirt paired with the hand-knit sweater and rose appliqué made me feel womanly while the trousers and loafers made me feel daring and at ease.
If you could live during any other time, what would it be?