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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #23 (FB likes)

So welcome- this is my "relatively new blog" ( in short- I haven't had the time to actually write in it). So do not be shocked if you are the first one to like my facebook page

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Instructions for this week task:

1. Make a blog post with our WBFC Badge to welcome all our participants. Make sure your blog post has links to this week’s sponsors: Pink Memoirs and Postcard Enthusiast.
2. Within your blog post, place a LINK to your Facebook Fan Page. One Fan Page per Blog Post.
3. Submit your blog post to our linky tool below. Not your homepage URL.
4. Visit other participating blogs and leave a comment at our fellow participants’ welcome post that you have liked their Facebook Pages by mentioning your Facebook Profile Name.
5. Again, like all participants thru their Facebook Fan Pages!!
6. Please a leave a comment here if you have done so.
Before anything else, please don’t forget to like WBFC Fan Page! Thanks!
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Monday, July 18, 2011

5 Style Icons Rocking the Flapper Dress

I have been a fan of the flapper dress for as long as I can remember.  I am first to admit that this style is not for everyone.  In fact, in my own opinion, only those who are relatively skinny can pull this off.  I am talking about the traditional cut, without the little modifications, designers have adopted to make it more figure friendly.

The problem with the flapper look, per se, is it usually hangs on one's frame thus make those with voluptuous form look like a tent house.  This look became a sort of liberation for women of the 1920's who until then had to suffer the use of corset.  The flapper image banks on the concept of androgeny when it comes to female shape.  This is the decade when hourglass figure became outdated while the boyish look had became popular among women.

Lindsay Lohan
  • This is not a typical flapper dress, as this garment was cinch slightly on the waist, giving her an hourglass sillhouete
  • In the 1920's, women actually wear undergarments to flatten one's breast to conform the the flapper style.

Lindsay Lohan, before she got embroiled with drug and alcohol abuse scandal was considered an IT girl.  She has one of the most enviable body in young Hollywood.  Lindsay Lohan here wearing a Robert Cavalli creation last 2010. .

Rachel Zoe 

  • This is a traditional flapper dress.  The only things lacking here are the short bob and pearls.  This one is truly vintage inspired.
Trendsetter Rachel Zoe, in a 1920's Vintage Halston.  Among the stylist, Rachel Zoe has always been vocal about her love on anything vintage.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Message in a Bottle

Old Bottles Are Charming

If bottles can talk, what story will it tell?  Who used it? What purpose have it served?

Will it speak about the bitterness of a wife who was beaten by drunken husband?

Or will it speak about the happiness of a giddy bride?

Will it tell a tale of an adolescent boy first foray to manhood?

Or will the tale of an adolescent girl struggle to womanhood takes part?

Will it become a symbol of a old broken love or a new found beginning?

What story can a little bottle tell?  Have you ever wondered?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vintage Female Fashion Trends Throughout the Years

 Clothing Categorized per Time Period

     1.  Antique- this are clothing produced before the 1920's
                 2.  Vintage- this are clothing produced from 1920-1980's
                         3.  Contemporary- this are clothing from 1980's above

1. 1920's- The Flapper Era

2.  1930's- This decade is a milestone for women.  Women now lead a busier lives, and tend to go for simpler dresses during the day but elegant number for evening gowns.  However, the most influential film of all this time was GONE WITH THE WIND.  Scarlett O'Hara's barbecue dress had inspired a lot of imitations worldwide.

                                            *taken from memorabilia exhibit by Marilyn Acosta