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!
I returned to London thanksgiving this year for a shopping weekend after one decade of not getting my feet on the island. Well, there seriously was some other business and trips so what a pity I could not make it back there earlier. Nevertheless I was really excited and was looking forward to exploring the city. Unfortunately I catched a heavy flew and even took a nap at the airport before entering the plane – it was just a mess.
I really adore this city. It is inspiring and an overcrowded place of all kinds of people you just can’t imagine.
Wearing one of my favorite ensembles, the faux leather skirt and Blouse. Comfy but stylish anyway.
Skirt: Made-to-measure (Based on Burda 7576 sewing pattern)
Undergarment: What Katie Did (Corset & Stockings and Suspender Belt)