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#1 Sator

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:37 PM

http://bwagg.blogspot.com/

There are also a few good stuff for men too (check in the archives for the little blog about Bert Bacharach), but although written by a couple it seems to mainly focuses on women's fashion. Very nice and definitely worth a look.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:36 AM

You might also like http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/. Very Dior-ish dressmaking for vintage oriented fashionistas.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:49 PM

You might also like http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/. Very Dior-ish dressmaking for vintage oriented fashionistas.




I read that blog; it's interesting to see the sewing techniques and supplies discussions. But I really don't think that most contemporary women look good in 50s-style fashion. I hate The New Look.

To the 50s I have an aesthetic objection, but I also have a problem with people who romanticize the 50s. It was a very conformist, repressive era and not very good for women, among other oppressed groups.


It's the like the people who uncritically like Mad Men. (A favorite show of mine, but it's painful to watch, because it is relatively realistic, and things haven't changed all that much.) The Joan Holloway character looks very womanly, but there's a reason that more women today choose to dress like the Peggy character. They want to be less overtly sexy.

Edited by tailleuse, 16 April 2011 - 01:49 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

I hate The New Look.


Me,too. For the same reasons. :drinks: My all time favorite is Bianca Jagger Tommy Nutter. But from a sewing point of view the american vintage community has some interesting ideas.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:20 AM

Me,too. For the same reasons. :drinks: My all time favorite is Bianca Jagger Tommy Nutter. But from a sewing point of view the american vintage community has some interesting ideas.



I'm so glad I'm not alone.Posted Image I, too, find the construction details interesting, but wear that stuff without the style and shape being seriously diluted for today? Forget it.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:57 AM


I also have a problem with people who romanticize the 50s.


I. :Big Grin:

It was a very conformist, repressive era and not very good for women, among other oppressed groups.


Depends.
For Italy was a fantastic period of creativity in any field and incredible economic expansion.
Rome was a very interesting city at time. :frantics:
And the Italians are too much individualists for to be conformists.
But i understand that 50s were not same everywhere.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:02 AM

I. :Big Grin:



Depends.
For Italy was a fantastic period of creativity in any field and incredible economic expansion.
Rome was a very interesting city at time. :frantics:
And the Italians are too much individualists for to be conformists.
But i understand that 50s were not same everywhere.


Point taken. I hate the image and the reality of the Eisenhower 50s in the United States. I don't know why some people romanticize the era. And how saddle shoes were allowed to come back I will never understand.



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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:32 AM

Fun.
Now i'm reading a book called "America amore",about the impressions of a Italian writer that have visited United States in 1959.
The author is hit for the most by American conformism.
But in Italy,and i think in western Europe,50s were very differents.
A great period of economic boom and explosion of arts and creativity.
In 50s only in the movies industry in Italy we had:
Fellini,Rossellini,Antonioni,Visconti,and many many others.
And the 50s (and 60s) are the golden age of Italian sartoria,with hundreds of names of greats tailors in every cities.

P.S.

I don't know why some people romanticize the era.


Yes,Ike's America was conformist,and for someone repressive,but 50s were the best period for the middle class.
Today the American middle class is in great troubles,and difference between very richs and poors are much more deep.




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