Friday, November 25, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
In the last few years, vintage has become hot, hot, hot as celebrities, socialites, and more and more ordinary women are starting to wear it. Vintage has become a style for self assured women who wear clothes that make them feel well; clothes that suit their body shape rather than the latest high street trends.
Vintage clothes are items that can be worn at any time and still look elegant. In six months, three, ten or twenty years vintage items will have gained more value. A very important point if we consider the amount of cheap Chinese clothes that inundate our high streets and shopping centres. Clothes badly cut with materials of inferior quality, colours that fade at the first wash, clothes that shrink in the dryer or trousers that tear apart at the seams if you have a copious dinner!
And we do not know how, but in wanting to be fashionable, season after season we cross on the streets women that look the same, thin or fat, young or old, rich or poor; all wearing the ‘latest fashion'. Everybody copying someone else while losing some part of their personality in trying to be someone they are not.
But it is there that real elegant and glamorous women look different. They affirm their personality using their wardrobe. They have learnt to use their femininity as a weapon. Grace, audacity and a strong personality are the only requirements. These are the women who inspire the creators. It is the original woman who picks the best for her shape from each era and who stands out in a mist of uniformed women.