ponedjeljak, 29. srpnja 2013.

THE WOMAN IN THE CLOCHE HAT by Arwen Photography

Dear readers,

I have become obsessed with Cloche hats.

Today I am honoring the classic bell shaped hat known as the cloche hat. These hats were wildly popular with the young flapper girls of the 1920s, because they allowed women to tuck their hair up into the hair to give the appearance of having short hair. Short hair not becoming popular until the middle part of the decade. 

Like many of the popular trademarks of 1920s fashion, the cloche was invented in France by the famous Parisian milliner Caroline Reboux in 1923. Cloche is the French word for "bell" - were usually made of felt so that they conformed to the head, and were typically designed to be worn low on the forehead, with the wearer's eyes only slightly below the brim. In later years, a summer cloche might be made from sisal or straw. I'm wearing my summer cloche straw hat in black with an ivory flower by http://www.tonak.cz

Photos by the lovely Hana Pašič from © Arwen Photography.
She is a very talented young female photographer and make up artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check out her amazing work on her facebook page: Arwen Photography.

Me and the lovely Hana Pašić from Arwen Photography.

Inspiration: The 1920s, also known as the Roaring Twenties were a definite highlight in the illustrious timeline of fashion history. For one, it saw the rise of a new type of woman called the "flapper". A flapper was a lady who enjoyed herself and dared to embrace the modern and unconventional.
1920s fashion saw a major change in the way women dressed. Corsets were abandoned and shorter haircuts became fashionable. Hemlines rose to calf length, and in later parts of the decade, dresses were as short as knee length. Waistlines became looser and lower, showing off boyish figures in women. This type of dress was known as the shift dress.
The rise of popularity of cloche hats during the 1920s played a very big role in the major shift in women’s fashion statement. Women from the 1920s already started to wear more casual outfits and loose clothing rather than wearing clothes that are tight that can be physically restrictive. Cloche hats can help in making casual outfits of women from the 1920s to be more stylish. During the 1920s, wherein the use of cloche hats was new, many people find it a type of scandalous fashion statement. However, but once many people already used cloche hats, the fashion statement became more accepted.

Do you wear Cloche hats? What do you think about the Roaring Twenties?


Idda van Munster

nedjelja, 28. srpnja 2013.

Corset Giveaway with WHAT KATIE DID!

Hello dear readers,

Yes, I'm still alive. As many of you know, my life is a busy one and I certainly like it that way. I have been traveling a lot lately - had a great time in Germany (will write a spezial post about my time in Berlin) and I am working, studying, working, studying...

When Aimee from What Katie Did (http://www.whatkatiedid.com) got in contact with me to host a Giveaway, I just couldn’t say no! I have always loved their stockings and couldn’t wait to get my hands on some more What Katie Did lingerie.

If you haven’t heard of What Katie Did before, they are a vintage reproduction lingerie brands who produce authentic 1940s and 1950s designs. The brand is famous for making spiral stitched 1950s Bullet Bras. I’m wearing a Padded Bullet Bra(http://www.whatkatiedid.com/product/544/bullet-bra) in peach, I love soft colours for lingerie.

When discussing what to giveaway I was simply blown away by their traditional steel boned corsets. I had to give one away to only of my lovely followers! What Katie Did corsets take an amazing 3-4 inches off your natural waist line. They are made with spiral steel boning to really cinch in your waist! I’ve teamed up with What Katie Did to send you any Classic Underbust (http://www.whatkatiedid.com/products/corsets/66-classic-underbust-corsets) or Classic Overbust (http://www.whatkatiedid.com/products/corsets/65-classic-overbust-corsets) of your choice.

I chose the Mae Underbust Corset (http://www.whatkatiedid.com/product/692/under_bust_corset) in Vintage Peach. The Mae Corset has gorgeous gored hips which gives me a wonderful hourglass shape. For your chance to own a Classic What Katie Did Corset of your choice, click here (http://www.whatkatiedid.com/competition) to enter your details. Giveaway ends 5th of August Midnight (GMT+1)

If you don’t win, my fellow European followers will be pleased to know that What Katie Did have recently produced a European website (http://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_eu/index.php) with lower postage charges.

Wearing What Katie Did seamed stockings. I love them!!!

Photos © Angelica Photography (Maja Topčagić)

With love,

Idda van Munster