Saturday, 14 April 2012

1912




I could have talked to you about my new bottle of lovely Chanel Nail Enamel that bought, or I could talk to you about something much closer to my heart - Titanic.

The Titanic sank 100 years ago tomorrow, and how the fashion has changed since then.
The twill striped skirt suit - a silhouette that was very fashionable at the time (as modeled by Kate Winslet in the blockbuster Titanic, below). They were all very modest and covered them selves up.
For the rich, royal colours embellished with beads and elbow lengths selves were the perfect out for the rich dinner.
If they had money, they weren't afraid to show it off, and they would do anything to keep their high status and money.
Hats were grand and with large corsages on them, and softly defined waists. Lace and muslin were the highest accessories of them time.
Wide brimmed hats with feather boa's and curved shoes were the highest fashions of London and Paris. Evening gowns were intricately beaded.
Hair was simple, curled and pulled in loose buns and up-dos.
Class was something that mattered greatly to woman of high society. If they had money, the whole would know about it, they weren't afraid of showing off what they had, just as long as they didn't show off to much of them selves.
The elegance of the time is something that we could learn from nowadays.
If you want to see more of these dresses from the era, visit the Victoria and Albert museum in London for their Ballgown Exhibition.

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