While jeans and trousers are the most comfortable women’s wear today, breaking disparity of genders can also create a sense of monotony, tedium and essentially highlights the humdrum existence of the 21st century. There is a sense of loss of femininity whilst wearing these androgynous garments. There are several women across the globe who yearn for womanliness in their dressing. Some have actually gone ahead and not only started wearing the vintage look but also creating the same atmosphere around them.
I am quite awestruck by reading about Joanne and Kevin Massey(read more here) who in fact eat, sleep, breathe and live in the 1950’s aura. The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of the 1950’s is Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday (which I also tried watching in Italian :P ), a Princess on a Vespa? Now that’s worth reminiscing!
The 50’s was all about a woman who is not only contemporary but who also revels womanhood. What also comes to my mind is that the 50’s was the end of the straight, economical and masculine cut of the war-time clothing into soft and shapely women’s wear. It also signified the re-opening of Parisian Fashion houses and names like Christian Dior, Christobal Balenciaga and Madame Coco Chanel who re-entered the Haute Couture scenario; the emphasis was now on making a woman feel like a woman.
It is this spirit that inspires Indonesian stylist Carina Maliala’s “La Mia Mamma” along with Italian Photographer – Isabella Marelli takes us back (even if it were for a split second) into the enticing and sensuous world of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and of course my personal favorite – Elvis Presley!
Asst. photographer: Desirée Sacchiero
Stylist: Carina Meliala
Make-up artist: Manuella Geroti
Model: Hana Babak
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.