I think other vintage/retro style ladies can say Hell yes to this next statement:
If I had a dollar for every someone assumed I liked all 50s culture, I could buy a hell of a lot more dresses.
But then I do like knowledge – and I will rather flip through a vintage about old Hollywood beauty than a modern fashion magazine. Not a bad word about you if you like new Chanel and high street fashion but obviously it’s not for me. Although I did have a bit of a crisis after I cut half my hair off but mostly because I thought I couldn’t pull the vintage look of anymore. But frankly….I think I can.
I had a lot of fun flicking through this and seeing all the stuff I do wrong 😉 But that’s the thing about dressing the way we do. We who? We – who do not dress normally – it doesn’t really matter if you’re goth, retro or Disneybounder – we’re all in the same boat. We do not find the high street stores represent us. And to get back to my point – you CAN’T do it wrong. It’s putting on clothes and makeup. If you like what you’re doing, you’re doing it right.
That being said I do like to at least know what I’m doing wrong. So I found the book really interesting. It also gave me a lot of new inspiration.
It is full of photos, old advertisements and quotes and it is frankly a lot of fun. Dressing should be fun and I personally find that dressing up even when feeling sluggish actually improves my mood. But I’m not going to pretend I do it every day even so. Reading this book made me want to though. There’s just something about that old school glamour that modern looks just can’t compete with.