Out of Touch

I'm sad(ish) to admit, but I've fallen out of touch with the fashion industry. I used to know all the designers, read the mags, watch the fashion shows all that stuff. But the more I studied fashion the more I realized there is nothing new. And any new idea is going to be so over-the-top avant garde that we'll never be able to wear it. Fashion is just the same things over and over and over again, slightly different...70s was based on 40s and Victorian. 80s was goth (more Victorian) and 50s new look. 90s was just a terrible time in fashion we should all try to forget. We haven't had a fresh idea since The punk movement....I can't honestly remember the last time I saw a "fresh" idea in fashion..The good news is, since its not moving forward...fashion is moving backward, back to classic pieces and wardrobe staples. Knits, slacks, day dresses, wool pea coats, flared skirts..oh yes. I must admit I'm loving fashion right now. Especially Louis Vuitton's Fall Line...DROOL

I must admit that heavy cable knit sweater with the super full skirt is one of my very favorite looks! Ooh I'd like one of everything (especially the bags!!!) Am I the only one super excited to see gloves back?!

I'm also really liking Fendi right now

Classic cuts and styles. I would wear everything here...except the fur. I only wear vintage fur.

Also Mulberry. I've always been a fan.
I really really really want that pink coat! Love the strong 40s shoulder and the soft pink tulle and the big gold buttons all with the "Jackie O" cut. All my favorite things in 1 jacket!
Flared skirts are back baby! Yessss. I love the look of pencil skirts...and when I was thinner I used to wear them all the time. Now ugh...I'd rather hide my earthquake thighs behind a nice full skirt. Thank you very much.
It appears to me like fashion is going the way of the "Mad Men" a little dressy, fits like a dream. Fuller skirt and interesting details. Here are some items in my shop that follow the same style. (click on the picture to take you to the listing)

The only thing I'd like to see more of is the drop waist with the full skirt. That style is made for someone like me. Long torso, small waist and big ol hips. It makes the most of what I've got ;)
Although my love of vintage has kept me out of the loop for modern fashions, it seems like everyone is getting back to their roots. Classic pieces are here to stay!


Kim Bombshell said...

I also like the dropped waist with full skirt. It is flattering on my body type, too. I have a few pieces that do that.

Looking at your Etsy store, some of your really cute dresses say "Cummerbund waist" and I think if you described it as "shelf bust" you might get more traffic and sales for those items. As a vintage shopper, I always do searches for "Shelf Bust" on etsy and ebay.

Bombshell Bettie said...

oh, thanks for the tip!