There is something about pencil skirts and dresses. I have always been fascinated by them. They are so classy and feminine. A while back I’ve written a post about the history of the pencil skirt. Remember how it all started with a propeller in 1908 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt propeller in 1911 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt? It wasn’t that long ago when women were only allowed to wear skirts and dresses. Things have changed though. Thanks to classic icons like Katherine Hepburn, fashion trends and a huge mentality change later in the 20th century. But there is one thing that didn’t change: pencil skirts and dresses never went out of style. Let’s wiggle back from the old vintage days to the present, because nowadays it’s still that classy item that is always right and suitable for every occasion.
Remember my post about trademarks? Everyone has their own trademarks, even when you’re not aware of them. Your trademarks are not only limited to appearance. How you behave, how you think…personality is key. However, today I am talking about personal trademarks in appearance. One of my own appearance trademarks to me more specific. Oriental Spice Red Lips and some Chocolate Hairflowers pretty much sums it up. I will not talk about the red lip(stick) today, maybe another time. I do want to talk to you about flowers. I wear them a lot and in every season.
Photo by Shannon van den Berg
When you are a woman and you are looking at lovely fashion looks, you want to own them all. And fast. So in this hi-tech society, I still feel like there is something missing. Something which I would like to call instant-display-post. Meaning you click (or swipe), you pay and then it magically appears in your house three seconds later. I will keep dreaming about this invention. However, I do appreciate the nowadays webshop era. Because some years ago there were not as many webshops as today. In fact, online shopping was not even that popular. Can you imagine? Today it’s an important part of lifestyle. Especially when you’re looking for unique (fashion) items.
If you follow this blog (and my facebook community) closely, you will not be surprised when I say that I adore the vintage feminine look. Dots, high waisted tight pencil skirts and …
Check out this interesting overview of fashion style trough the last three centuries. Obviously there is a big difference between 1775 and 2000.
I’m all for the 1930 and 1947 style. Stylish with fashionable hats.
Do you have any favorites?