Those were the fifties!
Once upon a time girls dressed up nicely and were adequately styled as ‘perfect wives’ in a period of technological growth and discovery. As washing machines became popular and after the war it was time to express a new self-assurance to the world nowadays it is hard to catch up with all the restraints and limitations they had in that time – thank god we live in the modern age. But when it comes to style it is no secret to tell that the feminine line on dresses, tiny waists and hourglass shapes belongs to their (re-) inventions – So here is my celebration to this…
For my spring stroll I am wearing this beautiful skirt suit from heart my closet that truly is a blandishing piece you need to admit. I choose terrific brown as most fabrics from the fifties were still dominated by conservative colors like grey, brown or navy (Maybe my next dress will come in a more intense cloth…)
As the 2017 spring again is more like a rampant weather situation in Europe I decided to pose at the botanical garden – For any rain shower you can elude into the conservatory and smell all those teasing flowers
Underwear: What Katie Did
Gloves, Hat: Reproduction of faux leather and felt / Internet
Jewellery: pearl earrings from a holiday in Thailand
Today’s outfit is my new favourite ensemble for the upcoming spring season: A classic 1950s outfit inspired by timeless stars like Dovima using a midi length pencilskirt and buttoned hip jacket. In a strict #liliann style this is a made to measure skirtsuit with jacket, bowblouse and skirt. I combine it with my ted&muffy classic black ‚Tango‘ pumps, a vintage inspired turban and @whatkatiediduk seamed stockings. It was tailored to my corsetted figure – puhhh it’s tight in the waist but nonetheless comfortable with full stretch lining material. Needless to say I wore matching undergarment for the total vintage completion.
This skirtsuit was completely made by honourable tailor Ibolya Steinhauser
using Burda sewing patterns no. 6840 and 7248. Thank you very much for this outfit, we will come back to you with more craftsmanship soon…
Dovima and all the other starlets from the Fifties are kept as a heritage on the vintage vogue website – there you can find adorable outfits – So make sure you check out myvintagevogue.com
for the original ads with Dovima and see the fascinating styling of the fifties.
Unfortunately is was storming outside so our photoshoot ended well before it started…
Here’s another view from the back on my new outfit:
And here you have some details of the outfit!
Some more impressions from my autumn walk in the park. It was quite windy and cold and I actually start freezing immediately. But hey: pain is temporary, glory is forever?!
Inspired by my favourite band members Lady Lila and Frl.Venus from legendary “Welle:Erdball”, a german minimal electro formation, I ordered this dress from Amazon and combined it with matching underwear and accessories from over the years. The petticoat is just a cheap synthetic fibre one I found on eBay. Need to replace it soon… DO you like my flattered dress styling?
love that lipstick
sunday morning pleasure
keep on smiling
Dress: Black Butterfly ‘IRIS’
Shoes: Tamaris Evita Pumps Red
Tights: Wolford Sheer 15