I almost cried...

I have a particular affinity for the fashion of the 1950s; the feminine shapes, full skirts, cinched waists, modest heels and lush fabrics. Everything was about print or texture and was designed to invoke warm emotion through shape and color. The 50s, in my opinion, is one of the decades that speaks to definitive ladylike style. Imagine my excitement when I folded back the pages of the July Vogue to discover their "Magnificent Obsession"--it's a tale of 50's glamour and drama, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. I became completely enraptured in the gorgeous fashion--particularly a wonderful Vera Wang dress in the most amazing silk-taffeta and a cascading Marc Jacobs silk ball dress styled with elbow length gloves that is pure poetry. If you missed the mag, you can view a slideshow of the full story at Vogue.com.

 There are several trends from the 50s that are returning this summer and for the fall with modern twists. Is this an era you'll look forward to revisiting?


  1. Oooohhh...50's chic is definitely a style I adore. Just this past Sunday I did a really cute retro style shirt dress - white with small red & blue plaid - complete with pearls. My babe said I looked like a 50's housewife, which he found very sexy...mission accomplished!

  2. I think it's always fun to revisit past fashion trends. =)

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  3. Brown Babe, I did a 50s housewife look myself on last Thursday (complete with pearls as well) and I loooved it. Your plaid sounds like it was fabulous too!

    Heather you're so right--even when they're not circling back around, it's fun to create a special look.


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