Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Roaring Twenties
As many of you know, The Great Gatsby is coming out in theaters and is expected to be a success. In light of the release I thought it would be fun to do a post on the fashion of the 1920's. I have been very inspired and interested in the 1920's lately and find it to be an amazing time for fashion, music, and fun.
The twenties were a time of prosperity in America and people wanted to have fun! When some people think of the twenties they imagine that classic flapper with the frills and the headband, but obviously not everyone wore that everyday. The picture above shows what a woman might wear during the day (top) and at a night club (bottom two). Women had just gotten the right to vote, a huge step in woman's rights and they did not want to look like their more Conservative roles back in the previous years so the dresses got shorter, they cut their hair short, and were not afraid to show some chest.
I see the twenties as the greatest contributing period in fashion. Today's fashion might not even be the same if it weren't for the twenties. Before the 1920's women would wear corsets to try to show off their curves but now they wanted a straight figure with no curves. I personally love the no breast look. Unlike today a woman could get a man by not showing their breast.

This picture above is from the musical Chicago! It is my second favorite musical (first being Cabaret). The fashion is amazing. This shows a more stereotypical version of the 20's. They are preforming a show during the dry years of Prohibition in the jazz city of Chicago. I highly recommend this musical if you love the 1920's, dark musicals, and all that jazz.
 
This last picture is one of Fanny Brice, a big name in the 1920's for her singing style. She is wearing a more dinner party dress with a low neckline and asymmetrical mermaid tail dress. This dress is just precious and unlike most 1920's dresses would look good on most people! I hope if you go see The Great Gatsby, you will dress up in proper 1920's attire.



Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Queen Of Fashion

 

My absolute favorite show is Sex And The City, but I think the title should have been called Sex, Fashion And The City! All of the characters in the show dressed with a certain flare, but the leading lady, Carrie Bradshaw (played by the fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker) had the most unique and amazing fashion. This post is in dedication to her and all of her fashion, good or bad. These are just a few of my favorites. Expect more to come.

Some of the best fashion, in my opinion, was in the Fourth Season. The next few pictures are all from the fourth season of the show. The first dress, by Dolce And Gabbana, was worn in the episode "The Real Me" as she was trying on the dress for a fashion show she was in. Though Heidi Klum (a guest star) got the dress in the real fashion show, I just LOVE it. Dolce And Gabbana never stop amazing me with pieces like this. The silhouette of the dress is impeccable and the pattern, beautiful.


This is another outfit from the fourth season. This shows what a "run around town" outfit is to her. It also gives a perfect example of Carrie trying new things (The Gucci Fanny Pack). I don't know why I love this outfit so much. Its nothing special, but still so pin perfect.


This dress (although not totally visible with the coat covering it) would probably make my top 3 favorite Carrie outfits. It is a gorgeous Prada dress she wears in the Fourth Season Premiere, going to her 35th Birthday party. It is a blood orange top with a waisted skirt that shows a little bit of tummy. It is just amazing. If you watch any episode (I advise you to watch ALL of them) watch this one.


If Carrie could only do one thing perfect, it would be accessorising. She always has the best shoes, necklaces and hair pieces. I love the whole over the top pearl necklace, so her. If you look closely you can see her engagement ring that Aidan gave her that she wears as a necklace so it can be "Closer to [her] heart". Her hair is the cherry on top of an amazing look.








Some of the best fashion Carrie had was when she went to Paris with the Russian                    
(Alexander Petrovski). She wore gorgeous dress after gorgeous dress. The Three here are my top favorite from the trip. The first one (top right) is so pretty. I am a sucker for a big dress and might I say, this is a BIG dress. There were so many layers to this dress. So pretty. The next dress (top left) is so amazing. The whole dress together with the fur muff is so cute! Very French of her. The last (left) is my favorite of the three dresses. I love polka dots and watermelon colors so... I also love the coat. I have nothing else to say but beautiful.




Extra! Carrie Bradshaw's wedding was the best of the best! I loved her wedding dress to death and I love how the bridesmaid's dresses were all different colors. So Carrie. Each dress is amazingly pretty and fab. I still cry every time when Mr. Big doesn't show up to the wedding.

 
 PS: This is my post from my other blog, The Suburban Urbanites that i wrote. This is my favorite post so I thought I'd post on here as well.






Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Björk: Fashion's First Musical Wild Child

Björk became famous when her band "The SugarCubes" released "Birthday" and became internationally famous.  After a few albums with them, she debuted as a solo artist with her album "Debut". Since then Björk has had 7 studios albums and countless outfits. Good or bad you have to admit she is very fashion forward. 
This first look is a gown Björk wore for her Vespertine tour. Personally I think she looks great. The skirt is made of some kind of feather and the top is plated. The dress moves very interestingly because of the fullness of the skirt. I just love this. I am very fond of big skirts and dresses.

This is probably her most famous look. She wore this to the 2001 Academy Awards. She was nominated for best original song, "I've Seen it All" from her movie "Dancer in the Dark" and soundtrack "Selmasongs". This swan dress was designed by Marjan Pejoski. Most people criticized her for wearing this but I LOVE it. It is original and cute and avant-garde. Her response to the mass negativity was "It's just a dress...very romantic...swans seem to sort of stand for a lot of things [for me]." It is just great, I love it. 

This dress just amazes me. It's not my favorite but it is just cool. The origami skirt looks beautiful and very Björk. It shows her passion for the whimsical side of fashion. I also love the sleeves. Cute and feminine. But the skirt is the best part.

This is the cover of her Homogenic album. This dress was made for her by the late Alexander McQueen. She was McQueen's muse before Lady Gaga came around. The dress is just beautiful. The kimono style fits her very well and the dress if a reflection of the album itself. She has said that in the dress, she could not move in the dress easily. The album is about an introvert warrior. who "fights with love" She will put herself out there for fashion. 

For the last look, I chose this dress because it shows Björk's quirky fashion style. I love,love,love this dress. the underarm wings are just amazing. The dress just fits her. It moves well, it photographs well, it just is great. She wears the dress on her Homogenic tour. I love the wings. I don't know it just is great. 

Björk plays with fashion, some times it works out, some times it doesn't. I chose these looks because I thought that they showed the fun side of fashion and her way of keeping true to herself through fashion. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hello!

         Hello! My name is Michael. This blog is going to be about my two great loves : Fashion and Music. I am also a part of the collaborative fashion blog The Suburban Urbanites (check it out it is fabulous!). I hope you like this blog and check in soon for a post!