Thursday, November 12, 2009

I have never seen Mad Men.

Mad Men seems like one of those shows that even if it weren't as good as everyone says, I would watch it just for the clothes. I love shows like that. Once someone told me that I was like "the girl on a bad sitcom that you watch anyway just to see what she's wearing". That was one of the greatest compliments I have ever gotten :) I have a small collection of 1950's 'house' dresses. at least I think they would be house dresses. I think it's so funny that when I wear one everyone thinks I am so 'fancy' when the original owner probably wore it to do the dishes or clean out the fridge or something. It is amazing how lazy we have become when it comes to style. Not that I don't like having the option of dressing down which women in the 50's didn't really have. I sometimes romanticize the 50's because in retrospect it seems so glamorous but I can't help but think sometimes of what it would be like to actually be a black woman in the 50's in North America. Probably not all that glamorous most of the time. There was really no grey area when it comes to images of black women in popular culture in the 50's it was really a whole lotta this:



or this:



Both of these women are absolutely beautiful. I just can't imagine what it would be like to have such a narrow representation of myself in mainstream culture. Sigh.


Anyhoo...back to my outfit!










There is a transformation that occurs when you put on a vintage dress which I really like. I added the glasses because I think they work so well with this dress without being too 'costumey'. I would never risk it if they were actual vintage frames but since they are a more modern shape it works. The cardigan and the pearls finished things off even better than I had hoped.

Anyway, have a great day everyone. Go call your Grandma. Or Great Grandma. I am old.
Stay Stylish!

4 comments:

  1. love the dress and love your hair, i gave you a blog award

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  2. You did?! thanks! I have no idea what this means but I'm really excited :) I'm off to investigate.

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  3. That is a *fantastic* compliment!

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  4. Ooooooo I love that pattern! I need more dresses =(

    I never used to wear them because I hate my pale ass legs, but since it's colder now I can wear tights/leggings/boots and now I want all the dresses in the world =/ Oh dear, no one can save me.

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