25 October 2016
23 October 2016
As many of you have read on Instagram and other places, my husband and I just moved from a house into a new flat. I won't go into all the details of the jankiness we dealt with in our previous home in the "Springfield slums," but I will say the straw that broke the camel's back was
18 October 2016
Where has the housewarming party gone?! I don't know about you guys, but I love the idea of housewarming parties. In fact, my husband and I just moved into a new flat, and I'll be darned if I won't be having a party when we're a bit more unpacked!
16 October 2016
This is the last in the interview series with Christian Dior! This section is mostly about general advice, the value of fashion, and the importance of authenticity. Disclaimer, he has some words that may come off as a bit harsh or vaguely sexist to us modern readers, but I think his overall message is that any woman has the ability to be and feel truly beautiful through a combination of style skills, body acceptance, grooming, and authenticity.
14 October 2016
"Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners." - Loretta Young
With the growth of fast fashion and perhaps influenced by the feminist movement, we've really moved away from occasional dressing and somewhat away from even seasonal dressing. There are people wearing pajama pants to Walmart, and few ladies these days own a "winter dress" or "spring hat."
12 October 2016
This is by far one of my favorite sections in this article by Dior. I won't spoil it for you, but I was quite surprised at the modernity of his statements, and he said this in 1953! I think I had the idea that Dior was a snob, that he would want women to drop lots of money on the latest fashions and to attempt to stay forever young, corseted, and trendy.... but that's not what he believed at all!
10 October 2016
Here's the third in the series of styling advice from the Christian Dior, today focusing on the tall ladies! Dior has talked to short ladies, curvy ladies, and now he's got some great tips to emphasize the "grace and dignity that must go with height."
08 October 2016
06 October 2016
For the past week I've been moving and flailing and unpacking, hence the lack of posts. Hopefully my sewing room and closet will be organized soon, and then I'll be back up and running! Until then, though, I'm sharing one of my favorite vintage articles I've run across, from the January 1953 issue of "Women's Home Companion." It's a bit lengthy, so I've broken it up into the different body types Dior addresses: short, tall, plump, as well as other posts for aging, seasonal clothing, and general tips. Today is the section for short ladies!