are totally enamored with Hollywood's golden era (the
'20s to the '50s) referencing every lady from Audrey
Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe.
femininity's Alexander McQueen caused yet another stir
when his show turned into a 1930's "Depression inspired
ballet". Models danced around in 1930's-style suits,
satin dresses and tweed corsets made from a mixture of
his grandmother's lace and grandfather's tweed suits,
and ballet skirts made from "ghost-like" meshes
and gauzy fabrics. Meanwhile, Prada and Mui Mui were
having a '50s moment with very chic interpretations of
elegance: from dresses with well-defined bodices, tightly
clenched with waists and full skirts that bellow, worn
with a wide range of tops ranging from the sexy corsets
and Camis tops--to more sophisticated fitted shirts and
classic man-style V necks, sweaters and cardigans. (Remember
to wear a belt on the waist for a fresh feminine look!)
The day dresses are all smart and sophisticated, mostly
following very simple lines (the fit and flare dress,
the shirt dress, the tube).
An absolute must, traditionally shown with skirts but,
for the more daring, with trousers. The cardi may be
worn snug fitting, embroidered, tie dyed, sheer or plain.
Rebel: For a more sassy take on this nostalgic trend,
D-Squared showed that there's nothing like a dame, especially
if she looks like a sexy Marlon Brando or James Dean
inspired rebel in sassy pedal pushers or techno stretch
cigarette pants, high heels, sporty graphic or plain
tank tops, biker-style leather jackets, corsets, leather
baby doll tops, vests, peak caps and leather neck bands.
Also don't forget the classic jean jacket. To be more
playful, try the Texan cowboy-inspired fringed jackets,
buckle belts and very worn-out jeans teamed with the
classic T-shirt or lingerie-inspired tops.
Holiday Look: If that's not enough, try Versace's optimistic
Hawaiian brights in 50's-inspired pedal pushers and slender
cigarette pants, mixed with bright co-bred hatter tops,
sexy tubes and cropped jackets. Don't forget to accessorize
with chunky gold jewelry and thick black bands for the
complete glam queen feel.
fun playing and look out for Part 3 next month!