The 1940's season is now in full swing, and I've nearly finished college! The start of the season makes me reflect on things from the past year, and a big topic of discussion is... Purisim, basically if you dress 100% vintage and accurate, you're doing the right thing...
|Me and Lottie at Haworth yesterday|
Yesterday at Haworth we were walking down Main Street and there was a lady pushing a pram... now I don't know who she was talking about, but I hear her say very disapprovingly "they didn't wear that in the 1940s" I nearly rolled my eyes out loud.
This is the thing, many people including myself have decided to choose what can be a VERY expensive hobby- this year alone I've spent nearly £400 on new clothes for events, but obviously some people don't have the money to buy original vintage- myself being one of them- most vintage items range from £50 to into the 100s, and they are very peculiar sizes- for example, I couldn't get a vintage wiggle dress purely for the fact my measurements don't work with that I'm 34-25.5/26-34 when hips were normally two inches bigger, so I have to get these things made to measure, but we make the effort.
|Wearing my Great Aunt's dress for Vintage By The Sea|
|The biggest waste of £20 ever.|
If you have nothing nice to say don't say it. And if you receive a negative comment, smile, fluff your petticoat and strut off.