Sorry people for posting so seldom , but I spend so much time writing an article that sometimes it is impossible to manage. But eventually I found some time, in between my school work and Grease rehearsals. And that's what this article will be about! (Grease, not school work. Thankfully). As I am thus playing as Frenchy in Grease with a local troupe ( If you live in Belgium come watch! http://www.singandswing.net/ heehee) , the movie and especially the fifties has been quite influencing my style lately - all I want to wear are swingy full circle skirts and dresses!
I already blogged about a part of Grease costumes ( remember ) let's now turn to ladies.
I really love the decade of the fifties, style wise. Actually, how could you not love it?
I love the feminine clothes with super thin wasp waists and also high waists accentuated with wide elastic belts, super full skirts or long pencil skirts, tons of makeup (eyeliner!) , and , of course 'thank you Ferragamo), stilletos (talons aiguilles, anyone?) and bien sûr Dior and the New Look!!! Do not forget, the apparition of consumption society, us! (teenagers) and...ROCK AND ROLL!!! You Tube is a great source for super cool inspiring videos...I could spend hours and hours watching the people dance. I swear they are crazy. I kinda learned to dance rock'n'roll but I look so ridiculous. I'm definitely going to take some dance classes because all I want right now is dance rock'n'roll. Don't you just love the energy and omnipresent joy and optimism? Check these out :
And sure Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Marylin... I think it's a pity we lost all that glamour dressed-up feel these days...
Basically, if anybody reading this invents a time machine, call me...I'd be glad to go 50 years back for some time
What inspires you?
EDIT : As I was looking through my "streetstyle" file, I discovered lots of 50's inspired outfit I wanted to share with you. Enjoy!