Thursday, April 19, 2012

1930's Forgotten Glamour!

Vintage fashion is here to stay, it's  influence is around us everyday, from jewelry to the runway. 1930's fashion has a big following. I would like to show you some vintage fur trimmed coats and gowns, you might have worn to the opera or on the red carpet. 




Here are just some of the designers from this era.

Coco Chanel 
Chanel's number one trademark in any decade, including the 1930s, is menswear inspired pieces. The 1930s is when Chanel's signature color pairs of navy and white, beige and black, and burgundy and white were first introduced. 

Madame Grès 
Madame Grès was known her whole career for her perfect draping technique. Evening gowns cut on the bias, draped, and pleated in grecian style are a direct homage to Grès style.

Mainbocher 
As the designer of Wallis Simpson's two piece crepe wedding dress, Mainbocher influenced an entire decade of bridal wear. He also popularized “Wallis blue,” a color that he used exclusively in designs for his muse.

Robert Piguet
Piguet embraced theatrical ‘30s romanticism full force incorporating high cap sleeves, large yokes, and high collars. 

Elsa Schiaparelli Elsa 
Schiaparelli brought avant garde fashion to the masses through her collaboration with surrealist artists. Schiaparelli gave us her trademark color “shocking pink,” culottes, tromp l'œil sweaters, and the first use of decorative zippers.

 Madeleine Vionnet
Like Madame Grès, Vionnet favored bias cuts, and draping Madame Grès. Though revolutionary at the time, Vionnet made it a point to show off the female figure. The cowl neck and halter silhouettes we made populare by Vionnet. http://vintageclothing.about.com

Vintage jewelry plays a big part in fashion today. Here is a  designer who still finds vintage jewelry and changes it into something unforgettable!

At VintElegance.com  you will find that each piece is recreated using the finest vintage jewelry from days gone by and an era of when everything glittered and was glamorous.
Here is just one of her pieces.
http://www.vintelegance.com/item_99/Vintage-Necklace-Runway-Rhinestone-Aqua-Blue-Gems-Pearls-Art-Deco.htm





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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hair Styles 1920's and How They Influence us Today!

Irene Castle 1893 -1969 Irene was a fashion innovator, credited with introducing American women to the bob—the short hairstyle favored by flappers in the 1920s....bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular. Her elegant, yet simple, flowing gowns were often featured in fashion magazines.

Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers of the early 20th century. They are credited with invigorating the popularity of modern dancing. 


Irene Castle (17 April 1893 - 25 January 1969) was born Irene Foote, the daughter of a prominent physician in New Rochelle, New York. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. 


Here is a video on her beauty.



Tears and smelling salts was used, for the sacrifice of cutting the cascades of hair, that came tumbled to the floors of barbershops.  Men raged over the female invasion of the barbershop but at that time, the-cutting-of-hair was still a male-dominated occupation.  In some cities, long lines of women were reported standing outside barbershops while inside, many women patiently sat on floors waiting their turn to be bobbed.  In New York City, reports of up to 2,000 heads per day were being clipped.








Her is a 1930's curling and wave iron they used for the wave.











Louise Brooks is one of the classic hair cuts still worn today.





Here is a video on how to cut a Louise Brooks bob






Here are some women who still sport the bob style today. 


Christina Aguilera 



Tyra Banks



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