"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different".. Coco Chanel. I shall live and die by this quote. Be who you want to be, not who someone wants you to be, it honestly is the difference between being happy and not. I aim to blog about fashion and all that surrounds it.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Oh, Britannica

Saturday the 5th I was in London visiting some exhibitions and doing some general spending once again. Before leaving for the city, I had a look online to see what was happening along with my visit to the Christian Louboutin retrospect. I discovered there was a Britannica exhibition in Selfridges department store on the lower ground floor. The exhibition was a focus on 1951-1953 in association with Vogue and the special issues they had released during the 50's between the Festival of Britain up to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.   Focusing on British fashion of the post-war style and culture.

The exhibition focused on the Vogue issue of Champagne Pink! which was a recurring feature due to the colour representing the English Rose, Princess Elizabeth. In '51 Vogue Patterns held a show at Selfridges which later would travel up and down the country. 

All seven outfits in the exhibition portray one woman, one woman throughout her day with 5 changes in one day along with 2 optional weekend outfits. The room was laid out into key times in the day along with a large clock at the centre to show a lady's structure and formality to a day. 

Vogue Patterns

Britain at its Best

B x

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