Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Past is a foreign country

As you know, I have a great love for vintage clothes and jewellery. My current obsession is all things Edwardian (thank you Downton Abbey) - not as frilly and fussy as the Victorian era but still very pretty. I have been looking at sewing patterns for Edwardian style blouses with a view to finally mastering my sewing machine as well as knitting patterns for Edwardian cardigans and sweaters with a view to...well, finally finishing a knitting project. The question is, though,

How do you wear vintage in everyday life?

I know this topic has been covered elsewhere many times before but I have never found it to be satisfactorily answered. In my own case, I want to wear something a little different, but I don't want to look like I am a fully-fledged member of a re-enactment society on my way to an event. Neither, and there is no nice way to say this, do I want to look...barmy.

So, what do you think? Do you wear vintage? How do you do it?

Image from http://www.vintagevixen.com

Image from http://www.wearinghistory.com

Image from http://www.vintagefashionlibrary.com

Image from http://www.pastpatterns.com

 Image from http://www.erasofelegance.com

Image from http://www.becomegorgeous.com


Max said...

with jeans!

Feronia said...

Good suggestion, Max :) Jeans keep any potential dowdiness at bay!