Thursday, June 2, 2011
Fashion File: Advice, Tips and Inspiration from the Costumer Designer of Mad Men, Janie Bryant
Fashion File: Advice, Tips and Inspiration from the Costumer Designer of Mad MenJanie Bryant isn't a new book but the SMH had an article on it today and quoted Janie Bryant as advocating having your clothes tailored for you because the key to fashion is fit. Here here! I thought it interesting to hear her take on why the 1960s fashion (and I'd say 1950s) is so popular and she said because they flattered women's bodies.
And here are her picks on 1960s styles for modern wardrobes
The sexy sheath: This body-skimming dress hugs the bust and hips and is ideal on hourglass figures.
Cigarette pants: Preferably in black, these flat-front, slim-cut pants that taper at the ankle are more elegant and wearable than capris.
A shirtwaist dress: Choose a classic tailored style with a nipped waist and full skirt.
A twin set: A cashmere shell and matching cardigan are day-wear essentials.
A string of pearls: Jackie Kennedy often wore a luminous pearl necklace, and many women owned them in varying lengths and styles. Brooches, too, were an accessory staple for sweaters, jackets and dresses.