Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Twisting the Edwardian Summer

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! :) 















 I'm not going to state that you pass completely 'inapercue' when wearing this, but it's not as if you are wandering through town in a fluorescent pink jumpsuit with yellow polkadots (Feel free to do this if it is your 'thing' - I don't judge, though I will probably have to conceal laughter if ever I came across you ;) and it really feels nice. Bonus: You don't have to worry about people seeing anything when you bend over. Always a positive.



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59 comments:

Jenna Hughes said...

very vintage!

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Mandylou4 said...

That's a really beautiful dress although I don't think I could ever pull off anything like it. :)

Boho Vanity said...

I love the dress too, looks gorgeous on you! xx

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love your look here,but I am most impressed with your hair. How did you achieve that look?

*Erin

La Dolce Vita said...

Your outfit is so elegant and I love that quote on painting ! Thank you for your feedback in my post.
have a nice day,

Eleanor Dell said...

Zoe! How did you do your hair? Are you going to do it like that for school?

Zoé said...

@Ella - I used a Gibson Girl tutorial video which I found on Youtube... it basically involves a lot of rolling. It didn't turn out quite the way I wanted it too though. And for the other question, maybe if I can get it to look better. It depends. :) A couple of times.

Allison said...

OMG that is such a gorgeous look! That umbrella is amazing!

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Borjana said...

WOW!You're breathtaking!
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Kayleigh said...

Thank you for your lovely comment,I think I could of added maybe some more sensible shoes :D fashion over sense sometimes :D

Your dress is incredibly beautiful,love the photographs and that sweet umbrella,very elegant and lady like x

Thank you for the inspiraton.

Mlle Wanderer said...

totally Edwardian whimsicality...Love the essence of your blog and cannot wait for your Tribute to MM-post

*MlleWanderlust *

Katie Frank said...

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Neche said...

You look so cute, And you are a productive member of society! To me you are <3
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Fashion Recession said...

I actually really like what you are wearing and that umbrella is divine, wanted to have one like that for ages now!!

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Amazing dress and shoes!

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Roxane Vonteese said...

Amazing pictures !
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Ileana said...

Love ur look! It is so unique and beautiful! :D
Im obsessed with period clothes...so ur blog is amazing... can imagine what the hair looked like after the up do...lol!
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Sofia said...

Very pretty!

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Rebelission said...

amazing photos!
love your blog! such a great job.

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LoLy said...

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Inês Margarida Martins said...

you outfits are interesting, they're always so different! =)

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Katie Martin said...

Wow you're gorgeous! This is such a unique post <3


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SewPetiteGal said...

I'm looking through some of your photos and I'm rather impressed at how well you reinvent your look so seamlessly - beautiful work!

Nikki said...

I love this!! The dress looks amazing on you, and I absolutely love your hair:) Xx

Rothaariges said...

I love your style. Amazing!

Well... said...

Such beautiful words and style! I really appreciate that combination :)
Lovely and dreamy outfit girl, I feel like I took a trip back in time just scrolling through the post.

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Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Very inspiring post. Your choices are so stylish and refined!!!!
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dimitri said...

J'aime beaucoup ce style et cette robe est très belle. Jolies aussi ces photos.

kirstyb said...

lovely pics x

Shopping Lady said...

Amazing post, you're beautiful in this dress, compliments!
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S said...

Amazing photos!!!
Your dress is gorgeous, you really look like a old times lady!
xxx

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MadeOfTears said...

Great blog! Thank you for visiting :) I'll follow you =]

modniza said...

how amazing shooting! very nice! xoo

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Juju said...

You are so romantic and look as a Jane Austen romance character, I love them!
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Larsup said...

og god, so so vintage but so si glamourous!
i really lo ve it!
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Brooklyn Grace said...

thanks for visiting mt blog
your style is great
followed you on GFc
Great style
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Tie Bow-tie said...

Great umbrella!

Clara Turbay said...

so romantic, love it!

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I love the dress! You look stunning:) http://rediculousredhead.blogspot.com

Clo said...

Hi , thaks for your lovely comment, ...you are so creative ...and i really love your pictures inside I'm a regency spirit and i like poetry too !!

xoxo Kellz* said...

awesome post I adore the dress

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The Look Lover said...

Thanks a lot for your comment! Very nice photoes and lovely dress!! I follow you,follow me back? Kiss,Paolo

Andrea said...

I love the idea of the psot it is just amazing! I really hate when girls talk bhind each others back too it is disgusting, right?!

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Margarida Reis said...

what a sweet pics.

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Katharina Z. said...

looks amazing!!!

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Mat said...

you're very elegant, spot of sense of personal style

Chic Sicily said...

These pics are so beautiful and dreamy!!!

KRISTINA said...

Such a poetic ...

evankristine said...

I am just watching Helena Bonham Carter at this very moment! I am watching Hotel in Florence ( I do not know what it was called in english, I just translated the title from Finnish.) and it was good! I love her style there.