Well, I really wanted to do this, but there’s just not enough hours in my day to accomplish everything I want to do. But I did do something thinking about what styles I like best.
As you know, I’m participating in the HepburnHepburn project, and have finished some of the items on that list. And I love Chanel. I’ve actually been reading and studying her drawings, styles and life a lot lately, mostly because I find it so incredibly inspiring. I couldn’t possibly hope to imitate (never mind emulate) the craftmanship that goes into one of those designs, but I love looking at the details in the pictures.
Then it struck me….. all the ladies mentioned above were the exact opposite of me physically. They were all very thin. Need I say more? I’m not thin. I’ve never been thin. If I starved myself for 30 days, I would still be more solid and shapely than a thin person. It’s just not in my genes to have that gamine figure.
So, I thought maybe I should go a-studying styles that were more conducive and flattering for a curvy figure like I’ve got. Like, maybe, the ‘50’s. And look at how people like Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe dressed (not to mention the current craze thanks to Mad Men).
Anyways, I never did get this dress made up (or even cut out!) so I could participate in the BurdaStyle competition, but it’s given me some food for thought about what would suit me best.
What about you? Do you hanker after a certain look or a certain decade for your clothes? Are you confident in your own style, or do you try to keep “on trend”?