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Friday, 2 April 2010

Vintage inspirations

Over on Gertie's blog there's been a discussion of costume-y vintage clothing. There was some mention that the antithesis of this is the timeless appeal of the effortless style of Audrey and Katherine Hepburn. Now I've long extolled the virtues of the Audrey inspired sheath dress - a style I  recreate time and time again, but today I received my new pattern in the post New Look 6919 pictured here. A coincidence indeed as my inspiration with this pattern was a Katherine H look. I like the androgynous, look especially as work clothing. I don't know why but I like to tame my femininity at work - it just makes me feel more comfortable. I'm not implying that women should do this as a rule but it works for me and I tend to buy work clothes along these lines as a result. This is for me how vintage works best - as inspiration. I take the silhouettes of bygone eras and work them to a modern theme. I'll keep you posted on how this one works out.

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