Thursday, 18 August 2011

Let the sun shine: a 1960s dress

Hi! How are you? The 1960s is one of my favourite decades, without a shadow of a doubt. I love the silhouettes and colours, and the fact that the youth movement was so important during those years. In London, stores like BIBA were a success among young people. In Argentina, we had the DI TELLA Institute, where young artists and fashion designers could experiment with new ideas and materials. There´s a lot to write about this fascinating decade.

But let´s go to the point: as a 1960s lover, I just had to own a dress from that time period. So, having in mind the minidress in the picture below...


A young lady in a car fair, in 1968.


I found this lovely sparkling dress in a vintage store called AlmaZenArte, in Buenos Aires. I don´t look as glamorous as the girl above, but well, I do my best!!!




Look at the stunning embroidery in the collar...  





And in the cuff...




Maybe in the 1960s, this frock was very usual. But nowadays, it´s a kind of an statement piece of clothing. I can tell because some time ago, I wore it to the office (I work downtown, at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange), and nobody could believe its eyes... "Where did you get that dress?", I was asked during the whole day. And not many people realized that the frock was vintage.

Well, that is the clue for a good vintage piece: looking astonishing and unusual, but not old-fashioned... 

I hope you have enjoyed the post. See you soon!

xoxo, Mariana

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Your dress is amazing, such beautiful beading, what a wonderful thing to find, and you definitely look more glamorous than the girl above!

vintage girl said...

I don't kwnow if you still use this blog or if you're still in buenos aires but if you are, I'm doing a project on vintage for school and I would love to make you an interview. So if you see this... please email me at vintage_skool@yahoo.com. Thank you

vintage girl said...

I would love to interview you for a project for school. So if you still keep this blog please contact me at vintage_skool@yahoo.com. thank you

Evelyna Callegari said...

Hermoso!!! Me acuerdo de haber visto ese estilo de vestido. Ideal para una novia vintage.