Monday, 3 May 2010

Femininity and Glamour

Everyone is channelling the 1940's look at the moment. I wish I had been catching some rays at Coachella like Kelly O and Dita Von Teese, but I suppose there is always next year. I'm looking forward to the start of the British festival season and all the festivals we have planned with The Affordable Vintage Fair this summer! I found the article on the left in this weeks Grazia magazine. The thing that particularly excites me about the 40's trend (apart from the floral tea dresses!) is the hair. I've never really delved into the world of pin curls, waves and victory rolls but I'm going to do some serious experimentation. I'd most like to try Bette Davis' look since I fell in love with her watching 'Now, Voyager' recently. I'll let you know how it goes!

It's not just the forties that are having a revival, Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2010 collection was so fifties it hurt! The dresses and skirts made from masses of fabric oozed glamour and femininity. Jacobs sights inspiration from fifties film starlets such as Doris Day, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot. I know where I will be looking for my festival attire inspiration.


  1. Oh, I love the forties, I think the vintage style really suits Kelly Osbourne too.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue