One of the most intriguing aspects of fashion is its ability to transport people, whether it is to another era or another mindset. What we put on each morning can define how we feel about ourselves that day and how we want to interact with the world. Fashion allows us to mold ourselves, put on a costume, and live a fantasy. This blog is primarily about using styles and trends of the past to transport ourselves today.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Get Inspired: Swim Vintage

There is nothing like a clean and simple, figure flattering one piece.

Marilyn Monroe on the cover of West magazine,
a once division of the LA Times

Jantzen advertisement 1955
All ads are from the book: Icons, 50's Fashion
Vintage Fashion and Beauty Ads

Jantzen 1951

Glamour, 1956

Everfast Fabrics, 1953

Jantzen 1956, Catalina 1955

Catalina 1954

Kleinhert's, 1962
Icons: 60's Fashion Vintage Fashion and Beauty Ads

Betty Draper from Mad Men, showing off her two piece in Season 1

Contemporary vintage inspired poolside attire
Allure, vintage inspired one-piece

Friday, May 11, 2012

"3 Women:" 1970's Kitsch and Absurdity Part 2

See previous post for description about this movie:

1970's blouson top, long flowing hair and full skirt
I want this look for summer!

Tan color story
Shelly Duvall walking through the California desert, full cotton skirt
and cotton blouson top with puff sleeves

Pink and Yellow, 1970's 3/4 puff sleeve with lace embellished top

Shelley love yellow in her halter dress complete with a yellow corsage

More yellow
Western style shirt with yellow gingham and daisy embellishments

An orange fleck in the desert 

Pinky's revenge
Sissy Spacek's character Pinky takes over Shelley Duvall's character
trading in her baby pink calico dresses fro a hot pink crop top and peddle pushers

Think Pink
Smocked Bikini

Sassy Spacek
I love the contrast with the hot pink and bright yellow

1970's blouson top, long flowing hair and full skirt
I want this look for summer!

Suddenly Shelley's wardrobe becomes bland and drab, the color of sand

Hot with passion and anger

The most gorgeous picture/look!

Closing words, shop easy breezy, 70's!