This week I’m most impressed with the women’s style (for the beach no less). Let me share photos and information about their elements of style.
Gibson Girl Hairstyles
These Gibson Girl hairstyles have caught my attention on BBC productions set just before WWI. Popular in the Edwardian Era, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, the Gibson Girl look consisted of cascades of hair pinned loosely on the head, a tall, healthy body showing the results of regular exercise like bicycling and an a emancipated spirit evinced by a young woman entering the workforce.
Here’e a how-to video. The first part on makeup is below.
These Edwardian fashion plates show you how to put your look together.
Certainly, the hats and corset require perfect posture and probably weren’t the least bit comfortable, but the look is stylish and creative.
To see some other interpretations of this week’s prompt, click here.
Hats, ancient and modern. They had more pizzazz in the past, methinks, though that last one looks uncomfortable.
Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack challenges photobloggers with a theme this week. This week she’s asked, “Can you find a photo that feels understated, suggestive, subtle in its use of color?” If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do: