Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Prom Season!

Every year at this time, I get nostalgic for the dress I didn't wear to my high school prom. When I was in high school in the early 70's, the style was maxi dresses in bright florals - just about the ugliest fashion creation in my lifetime. I was not a fashion renegade or trend setter, so I wore the same thing as everyone else - and hated it. It just felt wrong.

As a young girl, whenever visiting my grandmother, I was allowed to go up and explore in the attic. I always headed straight for the boxes that held my mom's and aunt's 1950's tulle party dresses. How I dreamed of wearing my own one day!

Of course, in retrospect, I should have marched to my own drummer and worn what I wanted to my prom. Ah, the wisdom that comes with years....

See these dresses and more at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion .

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Spring Hats

Yes, yes, we know...winter has barely begun, and yet Spring has sprung at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion. We were so tired of grey skies the other day, we broke into our stash of spring hats and found a bounty of beautiful headwear.

I am very fond of vintage hats. One has only to look in my closet to figure that out! As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was when my mom would take down all her hat boxes from the high shelf in her closet and let me play dress up. How I loved feeling glamourous and grown-up at age 5!

When I was very young, my mom would always wear a hat when going to church or PTA meetings. I couldn't wait to be able to have my own wardrobe of hats when I was old enough. Of course, by then, hats had fallen from favor and were out of style.

Nowadays, I satisfy my passion for hats by searching them out and offering them for sale to vintage hat lovers worldwide. And, on occasion, I take down the hat boxes that are high on my closet shelf and play dress up with my own collection.

See these hats and more at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion .