Friday, November 25, 2011
LADYLIKE LOOKS FASHION TREND ©
by Polly Guerin
RWA/New York Fashion Historian
Bring on those Ladylike looks in fashion in your stories. Turn your heroine into a femme fatale that smolders passion underneath boucle suits, bouffant hairdos and baked Alaskas for dinner. The trend, which reigns supreme for fall right into spring 2012 revisits the 1950s and 1960s and also takes inspiration from the popular 60s fashions graced by the “First Ladies of the Air.”
GRACE KELLY RECALL
Remember those dolman-sleeved coats and suit jackets that so personified the Grace Kelly look. Well those shoulders were featured on the runways of Balenciaga, Donna Karan and even Marc Jacobs, and many others. Don’t forget the Kelly handbag or its hybrids as well as those pearls are demure ways to revive the Kelly look with a modern twist. Dressing-up also heralds the return of the 1950s black cocktail dress worn with a frivolity of the era, the cocktail hat.
FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES
WALK SOFTLY LIKE A LADY
HERE’S TO THE RETURN OF THE PRIM AND PROPER WOMAN!!! SHE’S LONG OVERDUE IN FASHION!!! ♥
Polly Guerin, fashion guru and former professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology writes about fashion presentations in her book, “Creative Fashion Presentations,” Fairchild Books. Visit her at http://www.pollytalk.com/ where you will find a link to her Blogs. Polly is currently soliciting for a publisher for her book, “A Tale of Two Sisters,” the founders of the Cooper Hewitt Museum.