Saturday, August 1, 2015

Beat it, creep!

Lately I've been intrigued by the 1950s greaser girl aesthetic in which women were just starting to appropriate what had been traditionally masculine elements as part of their outfits. I've made similar moodboards in the past, however, without the mugshots these *bad girl vibes* are less explicit. The female characters in John Waters movies who dress feminine but are either tough or trashy or both have also been a source of inspiration. Shot outs to Wanda Woodward for having the most bomb hair throughout Cry-Baby! The commonality across the broad spectrum of fashions which emerged during this decade was impeccably styled hair. I'm in desperate need for a change with my own do' but I'm a little stuck for ideas. Ultimately the most influential factor will be how my haircut will affect later outfit posts and how I express personal style, but for now I am content to be stuck in this informative period. Hair dye is also a possibility in terms of a personal transformation, hence all the photos of Tavi hanging out with cool older girls.

1 & 2- Dorothy Bradley (left), photographed for LIFE magazine by Martha Holmes. 3- unknown. 4- Tessa for The Pulp Zine. 5- Tavi Gevinson. 6 & 7- unknown. 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22- Sixteen and Spring via Style Rookie. 10- North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills street in the 1950s. 12- Photo by Joseph Sterling, Stephen Daiter Gallery. 13- unknown. 15- via vintagedressups.17 & 19- unknowns.

13 comments:

  1. I love everything about this moodboard, especially all the Tavi (she's like my hero). I terms of hair I would recommend the older Tavi cut (like in the pictures): with a fringe and short-ish hair.

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    1. I thought about getting a fringe but I didn't get one!

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  2. Love the photos they are so edgy and quirky thanks for sharing I am in love with your blog<3 Can we follow each other’s blog to support each other?:) please let me know if you are interested so I can follow your blog back:)

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  3. I love thiss, I like go through phases where all I wanna do is wear red lipstick and my leather jacket. I watched Rebel without a cause the other day and like now I'm desperate to get my hands on a red bomber jacket haha xo
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    1. I haven't seen that movie but I totally understand where you're coming from

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  4. I love these images, it was such a cool time in history when you compare it to the "sandra dee" alternative, these girls must have looked so bad ass.


    Anna | aforvogue

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    1. I always think about what these women and how they might have changed over time

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  5. this is such a lovely mood board! the 50s greaser girl outfit is sick!!
    bella xx
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  6. I love your moodboards and this one is no exception, I love the old photos alongside the ones of Tavi, who lets face it everyone admires! x
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    1. yes! she's still my ultimate style icon tbh

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  7. Ugh, I love this!!! Those of some of my fav photos from Style Rookie. The vibes get me every time. <3

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