Bells, gloves and princesses…the weddings and the women who influenced bridal fashions of the 50’s
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Bells, gloves and princesses…the weddings and the women who influenced bridal fashions of the 50’s

The 1950’s, had not just one ‘look’, but the silhouettes from this period are instantly recognisable, think big skirts and tulle petticoats. Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, were both married in the 1950’s. Grace Kelly’s dress and wedding was the stuff of fairytales. Not quite Cinderella, her magnificent dress reflected the importance of the … Continue reading

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I’ve just watched the documentary ‘The Eye Has To Travel’, about Diana Vreeland’s extraordinary life in fashion. The documentary makes much of Diana Vreeland’s looks. There are many references to how plain she was and how this affected her confidence as a woman. She mentions early on that her mother called her extremely ugly. Although … Continue reading