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26/07/2010

Vintage clothing and the Female Dandy

Vintage Festival Goodwood

I am so excited to hear about the Vintage Goodwood festival taking place from 13-15th August this year. It is the first of what will hopefully be a successful annual event that celebrates British music and fashion from the 1940's through to the 1980's. They promise a mesmerising display of catwalk shows, hands-on-creative workshops, and a vintage hair Salon, as well as DJ's, Bands, vintage collectors and sellers of vintage clothing and vinyl as well as contemporary brands inspired by Britain’s rich creative and cultural heritage. Besides the main themes being Fashion and Music they say there is also going to be lots of great Food, Art, Film and design. I am really hoping to attend this festival which is taking place on the beautiful Sussex coast - a -->quintessential British getaway

Retro

--> So with the vintage feel in my mind it made me think about the Female Dandy which was a popular look in the 1920's and now is starting to show on the runways of today. A slight move on from the military trend to more structured suits and waistcoats. You can see it also the Dandy style in such films like Coco before Chanel where masculine meets a definite femininity due to the great tailoring that accentuates the female form, which is what being Dandy is all about , it's less androgynous and far more female. A British classic style, that I love.
Here are some looks from recent shows

Female Dandy

Female Dandy

Female Dandy

Here is a fashion shoot Brooklyn Decker did for Elle Magazine Jan 2010. I love the three piece cashmere Ralph Lauren suit.
Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker

--> So before I forget Shop Girl from the blog Sugar and Spice wrote a really interesting article about online Fashion Stores charging for delivery, she asked a few fellow bloggers for their opinion on this and what they thought about High Street shops charging, something that personally puts me off when the delivery is quite high and adds a lot to the total price. Being one of the bloggers asked for her opinion I was super happy when she linked me into the post, as it's a great blog that is updated daily and is filled with interesting and inspiring fashion ideas, so when you have time check it out.

So back to the female dandy theme, my number one icon of the moment and a person who I think represents the cross over of masculine but still very feminine is Janelle Monae, whose style and music I am loving at the moment. Check out this video tightrope for amazing tuxedo dancing.

Janelle Monae




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12 comments:

  1. she is gorgeous!!! that was an awesome vid!

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  2. the goodwood festival is the one festival i would love to visit. if only it weren't so far away. lovely blog... i will link you right now!

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  3. Great video! Would love to be able to go to Goodwood!

    Daisy Dayz Home

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  4. wish we would have something like that over here in the states....There were some AMAZING British Designers though....especially those like Vivian Westwood....Happy SITS day!

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  5. yes! i've really been considering buying canvas and doing my own painting...i'm intimidated...but i am going to have to do or it won't leave my head :)

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  6. I hope you can make it to the festival, sounds fabulous! I love how you tied so many things into this post. Janelle is adorable, I've been meaning to find her since I read about her last month, thanks for the introduction!!

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  7. I was considering going to the festival this year but I don't think I am gonig to make it, I really hope it's a success so I can go next year though!

    I think an amazing tux or fitted suit is so beautiful, and really feminine and sexy to boot!

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  8. Oh they're all so lovely. I waaaant! ;)

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