Thursday, October 8, 2009

Paris in the Springtime

I loved my visit to Europe, so much that I want to keep the happy feelig that I had there around me for as long as I can.

Seeing as it's still a little cold here, I've been wearing scarves a lot. This is a really cute one which says 'Paris' on it, and has a print of Eiffel towers and the Arc de Triomphe. I've been having fun experimenting with new ways to wear clothes that I already have, with things that I bought on my travels.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Play Day

I've always liked the vintage playsuit look, but never found one that I liked well enough on me. They always rode up and gave me 'hungry bum', or what the Go Fug Yourself girls refer to as 'polterwang' (unfortunate bunching up in the front)

My first Etsy purchase was this cute vintage playsuit. I was going on measurements provided by the seller, but figured I could always alter it into a dress if I had to. I didn't need to; it fits great. The main point which had me sold was the pattern- too cute to resist bees and butterflies!

I wore it for my day out in the French Riviera, and got lots of comments from local ladies. Can't wait to get more wear out of it in summer =)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Who Needs Bratz?

Most little girls own dolls during their childhood, mine were mainly Barbie or the odd Rainbow Brite doll; today it's Bratz and whatever teen stars are popular at the moment.

One rare treat my mother used to buy me, but which were very common in the 50's and 60's, was paper dolls. Again, mine were Barbie, Lady Lovelylocks or She-Ra, but common themes in earlier times were movie stars or other role models little girls looked up to.

One of the professions that many girls aspired to was to be a stewardess (or air hostess if they lived in the UK)

These paper dolls are just so cute, and also another good way to get an insight into the fashions of the day. The airline stewardess set comes with uniform, and clothes for play. The good news is, you can buy reprints of the original dolls from Judy's Place.

I thought this was a really interesting set for the times- Girl Pilots, a booklet from the 40's. Nice to see girl power was alive & well back then, and not only for nurses and WRANs :P

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