Saturday, September 1, 2007

Define Vintage....

My dear bride... we need to talk... I am the number one fan of vintage and retro-chic and every other term you may use to describe the timeless lovelies of yesteryear... but you see, with each passing day- these terms broaden and with fashion going into decade overload- it is really difficult for me, as a designer, to pinpoint how retro and vintage you want to be.... are we talking cloches and bow lips.... or tea-length A-lines and birdcage veils? I went on a search through http://www.bluefly.com/ just to show you a range of the vintage-turned-modern inspirations out there....



{top to bottom: Vera, Vera, Karanina, Soshana, A.B.S., Abaete, Adam plus Eve}


and I absolutely love each and every one of them for a bridesmaid option... but you can see where this can lead to uncertainty and confusion over your vision... when you are asked for six words to explain the look and feel of your event... should you wish to go the vintage route... lets try and utilize those adjectives like mid-century modern, roaring twenties, art deco, etc... (and if you'll do that... I'll even count "mid-century modern" as just one word...)