Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009

It's so strange!!!! Before I did some research, when I thought of flappers I thought of fringe! It turns out that tons of fringe was not always the case in that era. The most consistent style in the flapper era was beanpole shapes, no curves! The dresses were unusually short compared to the years before, the necklines and hiplines also dropped, the dresses were not very feminine. There were many different styles and fringe was used often, but not always, they would commonly use normal fabric but add ruffles or make it so that it would pouf and twirl elegantly when the wearer moved.
Another trademark of flappers was short hair, girls of the previous years chose long luscious locks. Short hair was a way of rebelling the adults.
In my opinion Coco Chanel started the flapper style. Or at least, the clothing. She came up with the idea of beauty without corsets and long, large, stuffy dresses. She found beauty and elegance in simplicity. Now, I love detailed and exciting and grand clothing, but simple things can be gorgeous as well. "simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."-Coco Chanel

A Maddie who has ALMOST realized that detail is not everything.

Antique to Modern

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm beginning a project, I'm going to draw my ideas of dresses from different eras and cultures then draw a modern version! I'm beginning with Marie Antoinette

This is my Marie Antoinette dress.

This is my modern Marie Antoinette dress.

Personally, I like the first and if I could wear it and still be considered a sane person then I would!

French Maddie who secretly lives in the Marie Antoinette era!

Marie Antoinette

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

These are Christian Louboutin's limited edition Marie Antoinette inspired shoes!!!

I love the whole Marie Antoinette era, it's gorgeous! The detail is astonishing! I also really like the way Milena Canonero incorporated modern ideas into the costumes for the movie. The regal design and the common pastel colors are so inspiring, it's like visual chocolate, lol!

French Maddie!

Just In Case You Didn't Know

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009

Frankie's is a girl's women's and boy's shop right by the school that Maddie and I go to. It has really cute designer clothes that aren't always incredibly expensive. Here's a link so you can check it out.


Hope you like it!



Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2009

Now summer has started time to party! We are looking at jean shorts and a tankish flowy tops! Also our fave designers are....
marc jacobs
cynthia rowley
tory burch
love ya chloé and Maddie