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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Style Icon Inspiration: Silent Screen Vamps
Those of you who know me know I draw a huge inspiration from dark, moody color palettes and vintage styles. So it should come as no surprise that I've created a style icon inspiration board based on silent film stars. My final college collection was inspired by 1920's couture and Tim Burton films, so I've included two of the designs in the board because they fit so well. I know the mood is very dark and not for everyone's taste, but I find it gothically romantic and fitting with current trends (vampires anyone?) Part of what appeals to me about this era is that it was one of the first times in history where women were finally allowed some freedom in their appearance, as well as their attitudes. Unfortunately the great depression hit and everyone had to reign in their newfound attitude and style to fit the somber mood of the day. But for a short while, these female were able to let their hair down (or in most cases, just chop it off) . They were confident bad girls and they owned it!