Monday, November 26, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge: What I Wear, Week 5

Something old, something new . . .

I love vintage clothes and have a collection of dresses from the 1950's and jackets from the 1940's. There's just something about the clothes from that period that I love. For one thing, they were made for women with curves. Secondly, they were usually made with a lot of little details that you no longer see--extra seams, bound buttonholes, fancy cuffs, and the list goes on. I like mixing my vintage wear with contemporary accessories. Here I am wearing my favorite winter 50's dress. It is made out of black corduroy and has 4 rows of mini ball fringe around the torso. I am wearing it with vintage gloves and new fishnets and, of course, Icon shoes. I love the fit of this dress and the versatility of it. It can be worn with flats and a cardigan for more of a schoolgirl look, or with stiletto heels and gloves for a dressier look!

Such a girly girl thing!