Monday, March 11, 2013

Feminine Things

I recently discovered a quote by Edith Head, who was a well known fashion designer for the film industry in the 30's thru 40's and beyond.   She said:   "Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman - and loose enough to show you're a lady."  I about swooned with delight when I read that!

Edith Head Tribute
I'm a huge fan of Turner Classic Movies - TCM - and love the old black and white neo-noire films especially.   I appreciate the styles and fashion of both women and men's clothing but also the way those stories were told without showing people naked, swearing or with massive amounts of blood and violence.  They were able to develop solid characters and story lines that conveyed the story without having to resort to such cheap measures as most movies today.

Edith Head's quote made me think of my all-time favourite movie "Rear Window" with Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart, for which Edith was the costume designer.   The dresses Grace Kelly wore exuded femininity, grace, style, class and sex appeal in every way and I so wanted to be like her when I grew up!  Those were the days!!

And so, I made this little page in dedication to Edith Head and Grace Kelly -- and created it in my new, Foofy Journal.  :-)

1 comment:

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