As I've said before, when I was a little girl I loved Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and so many others who epitomised classic glamour. I even adored Betty Boop and her red mini dress as red was my favourtie colour when I was little.
They all embodied exactly what I thought I wanted to be when I grew up, which has changed as I've gotten older, but I still admire their style and beauty all the same. I remember dressing up and flitting round our attic in old dresses miles too large for me which had been given to me by my mum or aunts. I'd always dream of how much I would relish in being able to wear whatever in the world I wanted once I was older, and until then, dressing up was the best thing ever.
I also remember how delighted I was to receive a pack of playing cards one Easter with photos of Marilyn Monroe on them, which I still have here in my desk drawer. And how chuffed I was to be given a Betty Boop Christmas ornament at Christmas one year, which I hung in my bedroom and left up year round for years to follow.
But back to present day, I definitely still have my appreciation for retro glamour. I have posters of both Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn up in my bedroom, a calender with Audrey on it by my desk, and a smaller one pinned to my collage wall with Marilyn on it. That said, I'm still always forgetting the date!
I still have some of my old dress up clothes in a bin upstairs, some I still like so much I would wear them if the occasion ever presented itself! What's more, some of them would even actually fit me properly now! That said, even if I haven't a place to wear any of them, I like looking through them from time to time, takes me back to say the very least.
I've always loved this sort of classic glamour, and I still do, it's some of my biggest inspiration to my own personal style and how I dress. There's something about the era of the 50's and 60's that is so obviously special. And it was special in a way that I don't think can be replicated today. And now, just so this post isn't a rambling mess, here are a few of my favourite photos of the lovely ladies I've mentioned above!
Posted by Abbey Egeland on June 21, 2011