Ive been watching heaps of period films of late. My current favourite has to be "A league of their own". Its about women's baseball during the second world war. Not only does this movie feature girls kicking ass in sport, overcoming personal challenges, all the while missing their beloved husbands, sweethearts and brothers who are off war-ing it up; it features some simply fabulous costumes. I guess it inspired my latest addition to day wear, being white socks with brogue's and dresses/skirts. Love's it.....
Anywho, I'm thinking tonight will be Back to the Future. The Back to the Future trilogy is simply something of cinematic genius. I love it. Ive loved it for years. Here's why:
- Time travel. Time travel is one of my personal goals for the next 10 years. I would like to travel through different era's (preferably in a delorian), collecting inspiration and tools to carry out the rest of my life as a vintage wearing babe with ease. I may need to add a trailer to said time traveling delorian so i can fit all the stuff ill bring back. Going to Europe with only one suitcase was bad enough, not doing history with only the passenger seat of a delorian to bring back my wears.
- The wild west: Most people who know me are aware of my obsessive passion for history. I spent many of my childhood years trying to imitate the life of Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie (the books, not the TV show), complete with costume and my own house on the prairie (a cubby house in the paddock behind our house). So, my original obsession with Back to the Future started with BTTF part three. This is the episode where Doc Brown is transported back to the wild west. I loved Clara Clayton's costumes, her house and her telescope, and the fact that you could see corset strings under some of her costumes. I guess this fed my obsession with undergarments worn through out history, but more on that later.
- The 1950's: this one is a more recent obsession. Ive always loved clothing from different eras, but only more recently, in the past couple of years, have i honed into the decades that i like the most, and what i can incorporate into my daily wardrobe without looking too much like a crazy lady (i don't know how well bustles and bonnets would go down at the local westfield). Back to the Future parts 1 and 2 give a good insight into the 1950's. Casual day wear for school or the local milk bar, as well as formal wear for the enchantment under the sea dance, provide inspiration for the vintage enthusiast.
- Marty Mcfly: He's such a dream boat. Need i say more.
Anyway, ill stop crapping on about the movie and actually go watch in now.
Ta ta amigos