One finds it absolutely wonderful to know people who know things. I’d like to thank Catrina Horsfield for sending me in this direction.
This is the first in a series of educational posts I’ll be making about my fashion image changes. I’ve already had my first make-up lesson that is geared toward my 45-year-old skin (unless you want the details, I have no plans to post that, and will start the make-up posts as soon as they go vintage.) And yes, it has made a difference. Lovin’ me some primer, I can tell you!
But let’s start with clothes. I haven’t had to throw out everything in my wardrobe, but new purchases are taking on a decidedly vintage flavor. I am also working more dresses into my repertoire, given that hour glass and vavoom factor I am trying to accentuate. So, last night, I visited eShakti.com
eShakti is a website that makes and sells custom vintage style clothing. You can buy off the rack for a special size, but you can also have clothing made to your measurements. You can also redesign the clothing if you want a different sleeve, neckline, or hem length. How cool is that?
While some of the other articles of clothing are good, dresses are truly eShakti’s strength. If you just browse the catalog, you’re sure to see something that strikes your fancy. Here are my first three purchases.
Contrast Collar Sheath Dress in Eggplant: This sweet little number has a very 40s vibe.
Ruffle Trim Cotton Dress in Apple Cinnamon and Black: And this dress is 50s house wife. With a pair of gloves, eminently suitable for a garden party.
Pocket Front Woodblock Print Knit Dress: I like the 60s look here.
I’ll be buying a few more dresses here, I’m sure. There’s a lot of fun stuff that combines both vintage and modern in an appealing way.