For a retrospective (fictive) peek at the 1960s, we had Mad Men. For the 1950s (and a small part of the 1960s), we have Velvet, also knowns as Galerías Velvet. As you may have read, when I finished the Spanish serie Gran Hotel, I was happy that there was yet another Spanish retro serie waiting for me: Velvet. A serie that is set in the late 1950s in Spain, with a serious ode to high class fashion of those days. Last week, I came back from my holiday and I couldn’t wait to watch the last two seasons. Season 3 and 4 were added to Netflix (Netherlands) on the 1st of August and I finished the final episode on the 5th of August. Yes, that’s how addictive this serie is. I’ve set my own personal binge-watch record, although now I regret that I didn’t spread my binge-watch pleasure over a …
When it comes to modern vintage style, my closet is filled with all kinds of retro clothes. But like every woman, I sometimes also stand in front of my closet spending wasting time thinking about what I want to wear that day. Especially on a summer day in the office. So many modern vintage tropical summer style options, but…not everything is suitable.
On a warm summer day, I always bring a cardigan to the office because although it might be 25 degrees outside, it’s never 25 degrees inside. The same applies to hosiery. I always wear 8 dernier (summer) tights, because airconditioning ruins office life.
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.
In a nutshell: I am a firm believer of Vintageology. In my opinion, knowledge about life(style) of the bygone days really adds (more) value to my present life. Vintageology is good for your mental health, mind and your knowledge level rises and rises. I’ll explain it in a bit. Wait for it.
via James Vaughan
I’ve got a lot of love for the classics. Classic songs, classic hollywood movies, classic fashion. You name it. This time my fascination focusses on classic eyewear. Trendy eyeglasses and thinner than thin contact lenses rule the world and they do it very nicely. Eyewear is more fashionable than ever and you have so many models to choose from. That was not always the case ofcourse. Today I am taking you on a little historical tour in the world of eyeglasses.