History of the pencil skirt

September 15, 2013 | Vintage Fashion | 0 comments

Nowadays pencil skirts are a basic part of any female (work) wardrobe. This classy fashion item came to life in a very interesting way. Let me take you back to 1908…
In that year two brothers named Wilbur and Orville Wright, allowed the first female passenger, Mrs Berg to their aeroplane. Apparently this was quite a challenge. Mrs Berg was wearing a long skirt. Propellers of the aeroplane rotated very closely to her and the wind was blowing her skirt. To prevent accidents, the two men tied a rope around the ankles of Mrs Berg. And that was the very early beginning of a new fashion trend.
The flight and especially the skirt of Mrs Berg, became a hot topic in  newspapers and magazines around the globe. It didn’t take long before designers spotted the pictures and turned it into a new trend with a new name: The hobble skirt. Which was …

Vintage fashion: The “Great Depression” 1930s

August 3, 2013 | Vintage Fashion | 0 comments

After the roaring twenties we’re moving on to the next retro fashion episode: the 1930s! This decade started with “The Great Depression” which effected all aspects in life, including fashion. “The Great Depression” mood was applied into fashion by military inspired shouldered clothing and low, functional heels.
During the 1930s, popular Hollywood actresses like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow introduced a more feminine, glamorous, sophisticated look. The short dresses from the 1920s flapper look were replaced with waist dresses and backless gowns that emphasized the female curves. For the everyday look, women suits became quite popular.
Also sunbathing became more common and beach fashion was adjusted to this development. Swimwear became briefer and often had a scooped back, so women could show off their tanned backs in the evening.
A trip down to fashionable 1930s lane…

 
The backless gown | 1930s

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For the love of Chocolate…

November 25, 2012 | Lifestyle | 0 comments

Gotta keep the chocolate spirit alive if your blog is named Oriental Spice and some Chocolate…
If you’re a real chocolate lover you should’ve been in Cannes (France) this weekend.
Thousands of craftsmen and chocolate lovers have come together for the international chocolate fair: Salon du Chocolat.
Presenting to you: Models dressed in chocolate!
 

 

 

 


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