Joining the IFB community comes with its many advantages, not least the fun and frivolous fashion projects concocted by the clever IFB team - Such as Project #21’s ‘What’s Your Favourite Style Decade’.
Having been presented with the list below, I chose a combo of 40’s and 70’s (although I am also quite partial to the 50’s and 60’s era)
20′s: Flapper girl.
30′s: Introduction to nylon and zippers. Art deco.
40′s: Old Hollywood Glam.
50′s: Rockabilly/housewife/sweater sets.
60′s: 60′s mod/mad men.
80′s: Neon, shoulder pads, electro-chic.
90′s: Flannel, doc Martens, denim, grunge.
For 40’s Hollywood Glam one cannot go past the triple Oscar winning feature film Casablanca and its seriously glamorous female protagonist, Ilsa - played by the magnanimously alluring Ingrid Bergman. Bergman oozed a certain grace, elegance and charisma like no-one else could possibly have dared. If I could borrow just a pinch of her magic for a day, I would hot foot down to every Gin Joint in every town in all the world feeling undeniably smug.
Fast forward 30 years to the ethereal 70’s and we have the pleasure of encountering the delectable Fay Dunnaway – a woman who’s leading men were almost as fine as her large collection of hats. Miss Dunnaway is a true perennial style icon who even as a septuagenarian continues to grace us with her immeasurable sense of style and sophistication.
I vow, from this day forth, to take the oath of sartorial and millinerial style.... and aspire to grow a collection of hats that would do Miss Dunnaway proud!
Thank you IFB for the challenge x
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