Friday, May 28, 2010

From Hello, Bluebird, To Hello, Blue Dress and Straight Bob: The Effects of Hobo Jazz on a Gal

Who knew listening to the likes of Janet Klein and her Parlour Boys all day would uncurl a gal's hair? Couldn't resist trying on a beautiful frock I'm readying for the shop (I believe it's from the later teens to early 20s, probably 1918 to 1920? Fashion history experts, feel free to give me your thoughts here...my own sense is that it is pretty much identical in length and style to the pink dress I've got in the shop that I also think seems to date from this same era [my money is on 1919) and thought I'd go for a straighter hairdo today (darn humidity kept making the waves come back).  I'm hoping to have the dress listed some time this weekend. Convo me through the shop if you like what you see and want to know more (or want to call DIBS).  Shoes, which are 1960s does Edwardian-1920s, are also for sale.  Isn't it funny how clothing can make a person not only look, but FEEL and act/carry oneself completely differently?  This dress reminds me of a dolly's dress, which made me feel kinda sassy and youthful when wearing it.  Same with the hair.  After a year of experimenting, I know I feel most ME in 1930s garb (clothes from 1932-36 to be precise...yes, I am THAT much of a vintage fashion nerd), but I never tire of dress up.  What era/vintage style makes you feel most like your (best) self?










12 comments:

Carys said...

Beautiful dress, you really suit that era too!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Trixie said...

Cute as always!

I LOVE 30s and 40s but I feel and look best in 50s and 60s

Emily said...

What a great question!! I think I feel my best and most like my true self in little 40s-50s house dresses. I love being girlie and feeling feminine. It's so great to be a girl!! :)

Marie said...

this dress is darling-pretty color, print, and adorable collar. sweet little shoes too.

Bella said...

Another fabulous find! You look fantastic. :)

Andi B. Goode said...

Definitely 40s/50s ;] (though 40s more for hair, I guess...actually, I'm lazy and just like to do faux bangs or curl it hehe) Lately I've been wanting a lot more 40s - really simple dresses, though (I blame Foyle's War) and also a lot more slacks. Winter usually makes me want more 40s and summer more of a combination, I think.
-Andi x

garofit said...

(: Needless to say I prefer the same period as you do, the early to mid 30's, not only do I like it best aesthetically but I think it looks best on me; I like the late 30s too but in my eyes that fashion looks already somehow 40's- ish, however some features are flattering on me.
I'd like to experiment more with the 20's since my type of body would lend itself to that, but unfortunately my pocket wouldn't. At the moment my collection is very small and I'm mixing everything, which becomes painful as one learns more about the different eras and start feeling very odd when wearing say a 50's purse with a 30's get up. My aim is to focus my wardrobe on the 30's, but since I am a flirt there would always be there some items from other decades. What I really like though - 30's stuff -is becoming more and more expensive, so it will take me a while.

*Katia* said...

i love the 20s but feel more confortable in 30s/40s era fashion!!mostly because i love long hair :)
i love the dress,blu is definitely one of my colours!

Debi said...

1939 to 1941....those are my years...love them!

Miss Rayne said...

About 1937-1942 are my favourites

Maggi said...

I'm most drawn to the 50s but I think I look better in things from the 60s. :D

BaronessVonVintage said...

SO interesting to read these. Thanks!

Thanks also for your kind words on the outfit! It is so sweet, but I dare not keep it: I know someone who loves flapper fashion is going to just adore it and wear it better (and more frequently) than I dare say I ever can and will.