Just before stepping into the motherhood world, I had a period of time when I had in my mind (and wardrobe of course) quite a few long dresses and skirts, all following the vintage style. I think I always had a preference for this style, but for a couple of years there was something more. Don’t know about you, but for me was quite a challenge to have them. Some were not so easy to find in shops and others couldn’t find at all, so were sewed.
When I was dressing like that I felt great, I had that comfy and cozy feeling that you have when you are in the right place wearing the right clothes. Maybe because I was travelling back in time just by dressing the perfect dress, as I would have been a character in one of my favorite books written by one of my favorite writers: Tolstoy. Who do you think I’m talking about? 🙂 During that time, truly, my friends and colleagues at work we’re used to picture me like a visitor coming from a different age. Not the icy one, ok? 🙂
So there we had long dresses and skirts. The idea of having something vintage, to cut the classic long length and still keep the old style, crossed my mind. The shape, the model for the skirt was becoming more and more clear. I was imagining how dressing it up would give you the noble air and maybe create for yourself an enigma in the present times. The smaller length would be perfect for those who still prefer long skirts but more practical: no need to hold it in your hands when you are in hurry or you go up or downstairs; your shoes would be visible and that’s a definite plus taking that many of you will enjoy to share with the rest of the world the entire outfit, right?
I knew from the start that I wouldn’t be able to find something like this in the stores so I went to pay another visit to my dressmaker. Time passed by and there it was, readyyy. I really loved how my imagination was turned into reality by one of the most skilled dressmakers.
Now is time to share with you the results! You are looking at one of my favorite outfits using this model of skirt. I’m curious what you think about it, so let me know…
P.S. Of course I wanted to make more dresses like this, I had some really nice and out-of-the-way models in my head, but the miracle happened and now I’ve got my two treasures.
Just ending up with some lovely quotes about.. style.
“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.”
― Audrey Hepburn
“Elegance is refusal.”
― Coco Chanel
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
― Yves Saint-Laurent
“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
― Anna Wintour
“Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.”
― Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons
“Behind the perfection of a man’s style, must lie the passion of a man’s soul.”
― Oscar Wilde, Reviews
“The secret to style is a beautiful smile.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
“Style never speaks, but somehow is always saying something.”
― Mircea Popister