Friday, March 16, 2012
In 1929, Prohibition was in its ninth year, women had gained the right to vote, and for 35 cents Americans could purchase a copy Vogue Magazine.
In its January 19th issue, Vogue featured Spring Fashions in true flapper style - so synonymous with the roaring twenties. To be "in vogue" in 1929 meant short hair, lipstick, cigarettes, booze and Jazz. Designers like Coco Chanel set the new standard for feminine style with designs like the "little black dress" which Chanel debuted in 1926. Eighty-six years later Vouge still features a woman's must-have LBD!
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel
Enjoy this peek at Vogue from January 19, 1929:
“We’d rather do without clothes than give up the car.” - Mother of nine children, 1924.
“I think a woman gets more happiness out of being gay, light-hearted, unconventional, mistress of her own fate.... I want [my daughter] to be a flapper, because flappers are brave and gay and beautiful.” - Author Zelda Fitzgerald, 1924.
Labels: VINTAGE VOGUE 1929
Friday, March 9, 2012
Uber chic designer Diane Von Furstenberg has teamed up with The Gap to launch an exclusive kids line. The pint-size DVF designs aren't available until March 15th, but check out some of the cute looks in the new collection!
It's a mini DVF wrap dress!
Recent preview party with Hollywood moms like Molly Sims!
See more at The Gap.
Labels: DVF FOR GAP KIDS
Since ancient Greece, decorative boarders like the Greek Key have been used in art, architecture and design. This repetitive style with its clean lines is timeless and a fantastic decorative element.
Check out some chic Greek designs below. Enjoy!
Greek valance and drapes (below)
Greek Key detail on a rough iron railing.
Key detail bordering a rug.
Greek style side table.
Key design makes a great textile!
Key design carried through a simple bathroom from shower curtain to towels.
Can you spot the Key?
Check out the cool blue Mediterranean mirror in this kids room!
Seen in lighting design too.
Gorgeous pop on the pillow.
Dress up dinner!
Subtle Key detail on a sideboard.
Another great Greek rug.
Greek bed on the cover of House & Garden Book of Style.
Labels: GREEK KEY