Thursday, September 30, 2010

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This week I’ve had a couple of men ask me about denim shirts. Luckily I managed to find 2 examples from Levis in our store, but it got me thinking, should British men ever wear denim shirts? It’s a challenge, how can you wear denim shirts without looking like Billy Ray Cyrus, or some other country singer that fashion forgot?

I like giving men’s fashion tips, and helping men to dress for less. Just because I work in a big shiny store doesn’t mean I can’t give a few tips on dressing for less.

You’d be hard pressed to find designer denim shirts on this side of the Atlantic, so my advice is the less you spend on them the better. They’re never going to be the coolest addition to your wardrobe, but if you want one, go ahead. Fashion is about making a statement, so make it with pride.

But please make sure you don’t have a mullet. Denim shirts and mullets are a definite no, unless the statement you’re making is that you like fancy dress!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Today was...

My twenty second birthday. :)

What a year this has been. 

So many adventures have flown by in an instant, and so many more lie ahead. I am forever thankful that God has them all planned out for me. He's an amazing author and I feel so priviledged to play a part in the story (well, it's a musical, really ;) that He has created. 

I know it's going to be super exciting! :)

I spent part of the day cooking - chicken with a curry sauce for the meal, and lemon tart for dessert - and also took some time to shoot photos of the "birthday dress" I made for myself over the past week. 

My sister, the B.I.L. (brother-in-law) and nephew joined us for supper, and I also got a surprise visit from Josh, my best friend who now lives in P.E.I. (Yep, all of you L.M. Montgomery fans, it's a legitimate place and just as lovely as she describes it. :) 

I finished off the day by dancing like a maniac with my sis Lydia (not so unusual) despite having eaten too much dessert, and then discussing writing and the frustrations of novels with Anna. Certainly had some nice moments. :)

This dress design has been in my head for a good couple of years now. I've had the fabric in my stash (I actually made a skirt out of some of it 3 or so years ago) and the bright splotches of blue were just calling my name. I wanted to create a 1950s inspired gown that would be super fun to dress up in and make me feel like royalty.

Oh yes, and I needed something to match the amazing 4" blue satin heels I got last year in London (laceys from BULLFROGS). I call them my "Buckingham Palace" shoes, and they needed the proper ensemble. :)

The dress was made using McCALL'S 5042, and the only major adjustment I made to it was to add the deep V in the back. I wanted something to counter the high-cut front of the neckline (which I actually ended up cutting down or else it would have been a turtle-neck! ;)

I wish I had tweaked the bodice and made it wee bit more fitted, and also lengthened it for my long waist, but over all I am happy with how it came out. The overskirt is 8 yards of tulle (I love how cheap it is! :) in two layers, split open down the front, and detachable (in case I'm not in a "poofy" mood). The belt is just blue ribbon and a fancy "diamond" button.

This ensemble was giving me a real Princess Diaries vibe, with a little bit of Alice in Wonderland thrown in (thus the playing cards and teacup). I really love it. :)

I hope you all have a lovely rest of the week! I am giving myself a vacation from "internet stress" (lol)  for the next week and a half, and will not be answering any but the most urgent emails. ;) I may pop in with a blog post I've already written up, but it will be nice to have an official break and to be "off duty" for a little while. So if you don't hear from me, don't panic! I'll be "back" before you know it. ;)

*Hugs* and God bless.

Sundry Errands

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dresses as Skirts.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

The 'secret weapon.'

Mad Men 60s : Full Skirts and All Sheath Everything

The Ladies of Mad Men

It's no great accident that the popularity of Mad Men has coincided with a resurgence in early 1960s fashion. This trend is not about the later, mod '60s movement of miniskirts and teeny shift dresses but more focused early '60s ladylike dressing that flowed on from the late 1950s. Fuller figures and longer hemlines as the skirt and dress silhouettes of that era swinging their way back onto the scene. The best ways to accessorize these looks are with the bold red lipstick for a bombshell look or soft pink for a vintage belle, cats-eye glasses, and the classic 1960s accessories: a wide, waist-cinching belt, a leather clutch in candy-store pastels, gloves, or a classic headscarf.

The 1960s Housewife (Full Skirts)

This style symbolized the overflow of '50s prom style dresses into '60s day wear often worn by Betty Draper. Full, below-the-knee circle skirts, cinched in waists, and prim, proper styling. Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, and Prada put ladylike full skirts on their runways for the Fall 2010 season, particularly in heavier fabrics like wool blends. For Spring 2011 look to bright, fresh colours and pastels, and prints like florals or stripes (see Jayson Brunsdon Spring 2010).

The Bombshell (Sheath Skirts and Dresses)

A straight cut sheath or pencil skirt is the ultimate in creating a 1960s hourglass shape - not only cinching in the waist, but clinging to the hips as well as depicted by the Mad Men resident bombshell Joan Holloway.

Look for skirts that are straight, high waisted, below knee with a kick pleat or slit at the back.
You can also look for fitted sheath dresses. These are great sleeveless or with classic three-quarter sleeves.
The peg-top skirt is another alternative - full at the waist with small darts or pleats, and tapering narrowly to the hem. Remember Michelle Obama's sculpted styles.

As well as the points already mentioned, there are plenty of other ways to modernize this look. Follow Dries Van Noten's lead for the ultimate in effortless modernising of the '60s full skirt. 

  • Throw over a boyfriend blazer with a turned up collar, or a souchy sporty sweat top, and slip on a pair Ray-Ban sunglasses.
  • Try the same silhouettes but with a shorter hemline, such as above the knee or shorter
  • Add a pair of knee high socks that can just be seen below the hemline.
  • Look for pieces in fabrics like leather or sheer tulle for an edgy update on the look.
  • Pair a full '60s skirt or sheath skirt with a cropped top, exposing a little midriff.
  • Wear with one of the more modern messy topknot or effortless side braid.