Thursday, March 24, 2011

Why It's quiet...

To all of my friends in the blogosphere,

I have not abandoned you, I have left the sunny climes of Melbourne to return home to the cooler ones of the UK  (only for 2 weeks tho!) 

I will be back shortly bursting at the seams with loads of fashionably suitable stuff!

Yours bloggingly
Ayshea x

Saturday, March 12, 2011

'Up and Coming' Fashion Designers Market - Melbourne Sat 5th March...

As part of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, this market provided a chance for some of Melbourne's  "Up and Coming" designers to showcase their work. 

There was a variety of work available, from colourful watches to vintage style handmade clothes, and from graphic designed tees to recycled tyre made wallets.

South Melbourne's Yarra Place was a perfect setting for the fashion lovers and graffiti admirers alike.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Roaring Twenties...

It has recently been confirmed that Baz Luhrmann has been signed to remake the classic movie "The Great Gatsby".  It looks as though Leonardo Di Caprio will be Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway.  The movie is set on Long Island's North Shore in the summer of 1922. I love the original movie, starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford, but more importantly I love the clothes.

Women’s fashion experienced dramatic changes during the early 1920’s following the end of the First World War, in a period often referred to as the “Roaring Twenties”. 
After experiencing the horrors of the war, people wanted to enjoy themselves.  The cult of youth was a twenties invention and those who wanted to belong had to be reckless and carefree.  Jazz became popular and a dance craze for the Tango and the Charleston boomed.

The passing of bustles and corsets gave clothing designers greater freedom of expression.  Female looks changed significantly, hairstyles were cut into short bobs and hemlines rose from the ankle to the knee.  Women favoured the slender more youthful style over the mature voluminous one and began dressing up more like boys.  The “Garconne/Flapper” style was born.  Heavier make up, slender flat chested figures, a short hairstyle with a close fitting cloche hat and a loose fitting drop waist dress with a knee length skirt characterized the Garconne look.

I've got a feeling that we're going to be seeing lots of  Twenties inspired frocks around the corner...well I'm hoping anyway!