Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stylish Saturdays: The Classics

So, starting from today, I am starting a segment called Stylish Saturdays. When I started this blog, I wanted it to be posts that collected clothes from internet shopping sites, throw them together to create an outfit like a celebrity's from a certain style, but when I started blogging I realised how hard it was to do one EVERY day, because they take forever! So, every Saturday I will blog a post like this one, inspired by different trends, fashion icons and celebrity style.

The world of fashion is immense; with any kind of style you could think of, there's probably twenty brands that live by it. And women, in almost all cases, are on the receiving end of these styles, and are free to choose which style shows who they are. But some time ago, as most of us are aware of, women were not given this opportunity and freedom. They were practically forced into uncomfortable and unconventional clothes that, while they were beautiful and feminine, were extremely impractical, but it was what men thought women should wear, so the trend was set. Later on, women who were not lucky enough to be from a wealthy family were forced into drab and distasteful clothes that, while more practical, were definitely nowhere near as attractive or elegant.
Thankfully, some women decided enough was enough, and some of these were soon-to-be actors, singers, entertainers... Today, we look at two incredible women that changed many thoughts on elegance and fashion in not only women's eyes, but in men's as well.

When describing history's most remarkable personalities, Audrey Hepburn is definitely the one to be mentioned. This beautiful and sophisticated actress and humanitarian had an incredible career, starring in movies alongside Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda and William Holden. From some of the most terrible beginnings, she turned her life around a million times over, and became a name that will be remembered throughout history.
Audrey kept her style simple but very elegant. She loved clean lines and clothes that emphasised her tall and slim physique. After all, she is renowned for that classical little black dress she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's signed by Givenchy. Among her signature look elements were the Capri pants, her ballet flats, the button-down men's short, the turtlenecks, the trench coats and the perfect handbags.







Another fashion icon we all know too well is the stunning Marilyn Monroe. Known for her famous scene from the movie 'The Seven Year Itch', she was one of those women who just knew how to dress - she could show off her figure whilst maintaining her modesty. "A women's body is supposed to be shows; not all covered up," she often said.



These styles are two of my favourites, because they're extremely classical and effortlessly gorgeous, but this style isn't for everyone, I only blogged about it because the '50s and '60s are on their way back in!

Are you excited for the return of '50s and '60s fashion? And who's your favourite, Audrey or Marilyn? Mine's definitely Audrey! Love her SO MUCH!!!
x

10 comments:

  1. Love the pumps! What fab spring colors.

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  2. Love this idea for a blog post! Look forward to reading more!

    Audrey is amazing,love the photo of her, it is one I had not seen! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wonderful post, love your blog! I'm following you now, I hope you follow me too!
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  4. Love the Marilyn outfit! That white dress from VS is amazing! :)


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  5. Thank you for all your lovely comments! I'm following you all now! :)
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  6. Marilyn wow your page in so vintage yet retro and beautiful all a girl wants to see
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  7. Thank you so much! I'm checking it out now!
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  8. Ugh I love audrey hepburn, she's so classic and beautiful.

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  9. As we all do, she'll always be amazing!
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