Saturday, August 25, 2007

Teddy Boys & Girls

According to Wikipedia, the primarily youth-based subculture refered to as The Teddy Boysstyles inspired by fashion during the Edwardian period. This movement was first reintroduced by Savile Row tailors after World War II. Edward was soon shortened to Ted which lead to the term "Teddy Boy", first coined by a Daily headline in 1953.

"The teddy girls left school at 14 or 15, worked in factories or offices, and spent their free time buying or making their trademark clothes – pencil skirts, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars, coolie hats and long, elegant clutch bags. It was head-turning, fastidious dressing, taken from the fashion houses of the time, which had launched haute-couture clothing lines recalling the Edwardian era.

Soon the fashion had leapt across the class barrier, and young working-class men and women in London picked up the trend." {taken from When The Girls Came Out To Play by Susannah Price}

Along with those key items were short gloves, lace-up espadrilles, hobble skirts, and toreador pants.

The modern day interpretation of this movement looks like drainpipe pants, bomber jackets, and cowgirl boots.

{All images by April77}

Friday, August 24, 2007

blue pants

BDG Skinny Lightweight Pant$58.00 :: BDG Bright 5-Pocket Skinny Pant$49.00 :: Old Navy Colored Jeans$29.50


I absolutely prefer Old Navy's "Sweetheart" version of the suddenly popular blue pant. Not only are they a color that is wearable through more seasons and at more occasions, but they are also more comfortable for curvy bodies. Not to mention, they are cheaper! These same pants also come in Lemon Mint, Dino Purple, Natural, Red, & Black as well as a variety of shades of denim.

However, if you like the other pairs better, both can be purchased at

PS: The Sweetheart pants have totally adorable stitching on the back pockets!

Until next time,