Salutations! I have spent today very idly and I am ashamed of myself for being such an unproductive member of society, spending it lounging around like a Pasha, watching films, learning to do this hairstyle, realising that there are some things about girls I will never understand (((Why on earth do they talk about their friends behind their back the way they do? Left, right and centre... all I can hear are girls going on about all that is wrong with their mutual friend, finally deciding that they don't like them, but then act all nice when that person is around. Why?))) and thinking about eventually making Chocolate Roulade (Unless I make something more healthy, and useful to practise when I eventually have to start cooking for myself)
I've got a few blog posts coming up, all set until my Marilyn Monroe tribute on the fiftieth anniversary of her death... and hopefully the weather will stay this good for my next few outfit posts, since taking outfit posts when it's raining or cloudy out of season makes me sort of sad, unless I have a different setting to take the photos of them in.
So, today I wore something reminiscent of the edwardian era but made more modern (and by the end of the day, when the hair I took so much pain to put up was half falling down, I was chanelling Helena Bonham Carter in more than one way) with a long white skirt underneath, vibrant red shoes, a funky necklace and a vintage parasol.
Modernising Historically-reminiscent Clothing:
- Adding accessories, such as the funky, brightly coloured necklace I'm wearing.
- Shortening things can be a good way to go; regency-style dresses but above the knee or the way, that I have a modest strip of midriff showing (The skirt is a little loose at the waist, so it hung down in a way I had not noted until I looked at the pictures)
- Shoes - brightly contrasting colours, killer heels or, at this time of year, sandals.
- Contemporary hairstyles, which of course I did not try since I was attempting a Gibson Girl style.
- Make-up - Whether more of it or less of it depending on the era being replicated. Or you can simply create something historically-reminiscent purely through the use of make-up, especially if going for something along the line of the sixties, or 18th Century. This also applies to hair, e.g. A pompadour a la Marie Antoinette paired with blue jeans, a floaty blouse, beauty spot and a choker.
- Why do this? Why not! :)
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