You know those moments when you look around in your apartment and you’re like: ”Hey you know what I haven’t done in a while: bought something new. You know what they say: your home is never finished. I recognize that a lot when it comes to accessories. Every time when I think I have bought the last decoration item (or clothes), my retro eyes find something else I want. And Fast. I went from wall decoration to pillows and from pillows to decoration for my bedroom. Because a good night sleep and sweet retro dreams are of course also a must.
Yesterday was definitely not a lazy Sunday. With a friend, I went Back to the fifties.. Sunny weather, good company and a fifties environment. Just a few ingredients for a lovely vintage meets present Sunday.
So this Back to the fifties festival was in the centre of Roosendaal (Netherlands). It was not very nearby and I’ve never been in Roosendaal except for a transfer to another track in the railway station. So my friend and I felt like tourists in our own country. Tourists in a temporary time machine. Rewind to the 1950s and stay there, at least for a few hours.
Mid-fifties. James Dean. Rebel without a cause. A few ingredients that inspired a whole new generation of teens to “rebel” back in the 1950s. It was also the start of some new trends in fashion style. Short jackets and jeans with rolled cuffs for men. Figurehugging tops and tight (highwaisted) pants and skirts for women. Let’s not forget the famous pompadour hairstyles! James Dean was an important cult icon of the new rockabilly (sub) culture. Greasers (indeed, like John Travolta in Grease) and Dolls with that o so typical rockabilly style.
As you know, I believe we are currently living in a great era. We can look back and pick out the positive things (and experiences) of previous eras, but we can also enjoy present luxuries. From music to fashion and from fashion to your home. As a very Vintage meets Present fan, I obviously do like modern technology and interior. On the other hand, I love it when a house has some retro aspects. You can do that for example with paintings, a very colorful retro interior and of course with retro lifestyle items.
Have you ever had the feeling that you were somewhere and you were like: “This was a little strange, but at the same time pretty good”. Well, I had that feeling after I watched Hail, Caesar! in the cinema last weekend. I already heard some stories about the producers of the movie. They make slightly different movies. So, I went there without expectations. Before I watched the movie, I have seen some trailers and it delighted my vintage heart that this movie was shot in a Vintage meets Present setting. I mean, how can I not see this movie that is set in the Golden Era. So, here is a little personal review of the movie Hail, Caesar!