Blazer – Banana Republic Hat – Christine Original Earrings & Clutch -Vintage Skirt – ASOS Heels – Corso Como
A few weeks after I had debut a Christine Original Black feather vintage hat, I was generously flattered with the social media praise I had received over exhibiting such an accessory. Though most of the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, I find that the stares from onlookers during my photo shoot to be refreshing. I presumed most were admiring the accessory rather the subject it self. I’ve been interested in seasoned garments of the late forties since adolescences, back then it was just a shift glance of an era gone by. In today’s current age, I find the recreation of these classic styles in combination with modern day staples to represent a sense of grace in an approachable manner. Together they stand as a steadfast of strength and boldness.
In 1919 a designer by the name of Edward Molyneux set new standards in Paris during the branding of his couture house. Displaying a collection which demonstrated fluid yet elegant garments, his designs in return attracted a notable cliental. With an expansion to his collection in 1946 his product line now featured fur, lingerie, and perfume. Known for his suit ensembles, which featured tailored blazers, slim fitting skirts in contrasting colors were accessorized using large flat hats, tilted to one side and architectural style handbags. I agree with Molyneux’s former employee, Pierre Balmain that described his collection as, “a temple of subdued elegance.”