On one of my recent trips to the antique mall, I spotted (please excuse the pun!) this vintage black and pink-polka dot skirt.
...and attached underneath - the original pink petticoat!
I was tempted to buy it - but didn't. I sort of wish I had (not to wear!) but to display in my bedroom, which is turning into a combination shabby chic, sort-of-vintage-style of decorating. Being an aging - make that mature - Baby Boomer, I've noticed (in myself) a recent nostalgic tendency to collect things from the late 1950s - early 1960s. My interest is being further fueled by watching the ABC television hit "Pan Am." So... I did come home with this vintage vanity lipstick tray/mirror. Remember these?
In the 1950s, women's fashion focused on femininity by emphasizing the "hour-glass" figure with full skirts and a tight waist. On the outside, it looked fun and carefree, but the truth is, women wore girdles and corsets to acheive the look. The corset/bra combinations were given names like Pink Champagne and Romance! Young girls wore polka dots or poodle skirts to hang out at the local diner, go dancing, or on a movie date.
Audrey Hepburn was one of the fashion icons of the 1950s. On November 29th, Kerry Taylor Auctions will hold their "Passion for Fashion" auction in association with Sotheby's in London. One of the items up for sale will be the Edith Head designed, ivory lace dress that Ms. Hepburn wore in the movie, "Roman Holiday." The same dress was adapted and worn by Audrey Hepburn when she accepted her Oscar in 1954 for the same film.
Also up for sale at the auction, will be items that belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana. To read more about this fabulous event, click HERE.
Unfortunately, I won't be flying off to London to attend the auction,
so, until next time, have a great day!