The Oscars are on the horizon! With a flood of gorgeous dresses and dapper tuxedos headed down the red carpet, clearly I’ll be watching for the fashion and the best costume award. Even though it’s a celebration and prestigious recognition for Hollywood professionals, we’re all secretly loving this huge fashion show. I was ecstatic to find the following image via Pinterest thanks to Cosmopolitan to show the evolution of dresses worn by the Best Actress Academy Award winners since 1929.
Illustrated dresses of the Academy Award Best Actress Winners since 1929. Find it here.
An elegant, classic silhouette never really changes. You can see how each design relates back to a style from another era with a few design alterations. I can’t wait to see what the ladies will be wearing for 2014!
So in case you missed yesterday’s post – I’ll be over on Sunday, Mom and Dad.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a wifi signal! Thank goodness! We’ve been without internet and television at the new house for 2 months (cue gasp). It was kind of refreshing — to a point. Unfortunately it has limited my blogging, shop updating, and general upkeep with the rest of society. I actually had to ask someone about the weather forecast. So today, I’m typing this from a cute little cafe with free wifi a.k.a my parents’ kitchen. We still have not committed to cable or internet at the house yet, as we are finally finishing up some renovations and slowly moving in. Life without internet as a blogger and an online store owner has been challenging. Can I get a what, what for 3G? But as I sit here online, I think something needs to be said about the connectivity of our lives.
Turn off your T.V., put down your phone, and shutdown your internet every now and then. Ignore the addictions of Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Climb down from your online soapbox for awhile and try to remember the dark ages days without the internet. Who cares what everyone else is doing? Live in the moment without being plugged in.
Do you want to know what my beau and I have been doing a lot more of recently? We’ve been listening to the radio, knocking out projects at the house, and actually having real conversation with one another sans laptops. Yes, we will eventually get internet (and probably cable) at our house. We aren’t cave men and I do have a business to run. But when we do plug back in, I think I’ll make it a routine for us to put down the devices at least once a week and tune into each other. Just some wise thoughts from my own online soapbox…
I pretty much love everything that has been created by designer Charles James. The pieces make me swoon. Speaking of swooning, there will be a lot of that happening over at The Metropolitan Museum of Art when his exhibit goes up in early May. I must find a way to NYC ASAP, but for now I’ll keep swooning over this evening coat.
Charles James Evening Jacket; c. 1930s
Image source: The MET
This evening jacket is part of the collection housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and even though it was designed in the 1930s, someone could wear it today and no one would bat an eyelash. It would be right on trend with the styles of 2014. This is a prime example of how historic and vintage fashion have ways of returning in one form or another.
Charles James Evening Jacket Side View
Image Source: The MET
Just look at the sculpture work on the side view of this piece. It is absolutely incredible. Charles James knew how to mold a piece of fabric into a timeless creation. Even the color is still relevant to today, as oxblood is back in style. This is just further proof that style is ever evolving and continuing to pull inspiration from the past.
What do you think? Would you wear it?