Please visit Patti Hallock’s website for more of her work.
Getting back to writing has been like getting back to working out after a bit of time off. Slowly and with much procrastination. I’ve really enjoyed my time offline, A LOT. Got a lot of reading, sewing done and just not being online was refreshing. One lovely book that got the creative flow going was Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style. (Thanks, Santa) I’m sure you are all familiar with his style blog Advanced Style, highly rated and well worth a peek if you haven’t visited it. This blog showcases the women and men of a certain age who really know how to dress with style, fun and joy. This book would make a great gift for any fashionista young or old, but great for that woman who might be celebrating a certain birthday with a little melancholy. Sure to give them a lift and a good lift at that. Below are a few of my favorite ladies and their inspiring quotes on aging, fashion and having fun with it all.
Here is Alice Carey
A great quote from Valerie and Jean sums it all up.
‘Young woman you’re gonna be an old woman someday. Don’t worry about it don’t sweat it. Don’t worry about getting older. Every era, it builds character.’ Amen!
For the new year whether we make it ourselves or buy off the hanger may we all do it with style and flair.
Probably my favorite era for fashion is 1920’s. Check out this colorized video of 1920’s fashion and the music is really the bee’s knees. There is an orange coat that is stunning and could quite easily be copied. The coats have amazing linings. Love the hats, the music the fashion. How about you? Do you have a favorite era for inspiration?
The blogosphere will be popping with plenty of tributes to the Divine Miss H. She worked on almost 500 films and dressed the biggest stars in Hollywood. For me it would be impossible to pick a favorite dress or movie. Here is my small tribute with a few favorite sketches, quotes and a bibliography where you can slowly drink up all the talent, controversy and inspiration that is Edith Head.
For inspiration check out these amazing designs by Lithuanian Ieva Uzkurataite. These designs are beyond convention and ordinary. The designer says of her latest work –
Collection was inspired by excessive mannerism of XVIII century culture. The story object is a woman-bird selected not by coincidence – she resembles features of that period- posh gardens, ornate architecture and, of course, a precious woman of those times. Long graceful limbs and oversized ornate body reminds of ladies in those huge luxurious XVIII century dresses with a modern twist.
I love her use of felt. What do you think?