|Gasp! A fashion designer, in the 1950s of all times, from my own hometown! This utterly amazed me as I've never heard of her! A career woman in the 1950s, too! So many reasons to thrill at this!|
|One of her lovely creations. I definitely need to learn more about this lady!|
|While I appreciate the handwork involved in making this garment, absolutely nothing about it works for me fashion wise.. But it was from the 1800s, which of course, made it thrilling!|
|Squee! Flapper dress alert!!!!|
|This one, all day long. A little jazz and Fitzgerald anyone? I was so born in the wrong era...|
|Or maybe not. While I could dance away the night, my silhouette wouldn't have cut the mustard of the 20s standards!|
|But the 1960s? Now we're talking. I could so rock this minidress!|
|Not at all sure what to make of this...|
A little more perusing...
|Do you see the famously Southern seer-sucker pants?|
And we came to the belle o' the ball...a vintage clothes lover's lotto. A hand-embroidered petticoat from the 18th century!
|Isn't this just all that and then some?|
|Those ladies were definitely not about fast fashion!|
After being in the presence of so much exquisite vintage fashion, I was a bit embarrassed to be wearing jeans.
|Art is everywhere in Columbia...|
I remembered a quote from a former 20s flapper I read in a book recently, "Why does everyone want to go around now just dressing up work pants?" Of course she meant jeans, but maybe she hadn't seen skinny jeans yet? Nevertheless, this show renewed my commitment to not purchasing any fast fashion in 2016 and remembering to upcycle, recycle, refashion or shop thrift, vintage, and eco-friendly fashion labels only. And because so much money is being saved by not buying fast fashion, I can buy other things, like art!
|This sugar skull kitty was calling my name!|
Artists supporting the work of other artists is a time honored tradition I love participating in! Check out this wonderful art by Jay of 3 Crow! Jay and Rodney are regulars at Columbia's fabulous Soda City Market, so after you follow them on Facebook, be sure to visit them at the market. Just make sure you have plenty of wall space first! I'm trying to figure out where I can put more of Jay's work myself! Great guys and great art!
I hope you have a wonderful start to your week! Coming soon, some new show information and some thoughts on giving up something for Lent!