Do you like floral print? -the 20's

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By the early 1920's, floral print was rarely used for a complete garment.
It tended to be used as the linings to coats to make a contrast against darker exterior,
or as parts of a dress such as pockets, collar or panels.
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1922. Panels of floral print fabric in a day dress.

Also, floral print was used for work wear, underwear and nightwear,
something which like aprons continued well into the 20th century.

It is true that there were some summer day dress of floral printed cotton,
and some evening dress of floral printed silk,
but there were exceptions and not high fashion.
Generally, 'art-silks' (rayon), which were relatively cheap and second class fabric,
were used for floral print at this date,
so dresses of floral prints was considered as for low-income young girls.
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1927. Working women.

On the other hand, the growth of leisure culture helped floral print attract attention.
As many women started working,
the number of people who visit the county or the seaside on their days off increased.
A tunic or jacket and a pair of trousers, known as beach pyjamas,
became fashionable summer wear,
and some of them were made of floral printed fabric.
Amateur sport became more and more popular,
and floral printed fabric were often used for dresses for spectate or sports wear.
Maybe it was preferred because it was not as elegant as high fashion,
and also different from daily wear.
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1923. Women who came to watch tennis game.

In the late 20's,
the designers in France, where the center of world fashion at this date,
started taking floral print in their fashion.
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1926. People came to the Spanish Shawl Show.

But, throughout the 20's, floral print was not something like
everyone wore for any occasion.

Here is some examples of floral print in the 20's.

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In the middle of 20's, beach pyjamas.

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In the early 20's, room or night wear.

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Middle of the 20's, rare floral printed silk day dress.

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Middle of the 20's, day dresses.

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1926, advertisement.

Topic : Everyday Life
Genre : Blog

Old Spitalfields Antique Market

There are lots of antique market in London.
Old Spitalfields Market is one of the famous ones.
Antique market is held every Thursdays.

From Liverpool Street Sta, the nearest tube station, walk through Bishopsgate,
and turn the corner where you can see the white church.
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Walk a bit more and you can get into the market.
And you will be welcomed by one antique furniture stall.
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Last Thursday, I went to this market after so long.
I felt it had changed.
-There were more cafes than before.
-There were more young dealers than before.
-There were more clothing stalls than before.
-The prices of goods rose, I guess.
I was not able to find one dealer who I had become friend with before.

One second-hand book dealer lost half of her stall.
But she said the number of visitors had increased.
In fact, it was crowded.
Especially there were lots of young people.

I feel a bit sad about the change of the atmosphere,
but it is good if more people are getting into antiques.
I'm not happy about rising prices though..

Anyway, I enjoyed the market!
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Topic : Everyday Life
Genre : Blog

Vintage Fashion Fair in London


What I look forward to on Sundays is a vintage fashion fair!
It is held somewhere in London almost every Sundays.

This time, I went to a fair in Archway.
This one is quite new. I guess it was the first time.
There were not so many stalls in a small venue.
But, it doesn't mean that I wasn't satisfied with it at all!

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50's compact with "London" painting.
Each little stories are so sweet.
I've got into vintage compacts recently,
and I know I don't need many of them, but I can't help collecting them.

I spoke with the dealer, and she said
"I'll bring some more compacts next time for you."
I'm looking forward to it!

And, I bought some handkerchieves which may be from 70's.
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One corner of a handkerchief.
The boy, who seems to take the ball away from the little child,
is not cute but cute..
I like his indescribable eyes.

There were many stalls which had goods for handcrafts,
such as fabrics buttons and some parts.
I recommend this fair to those who like making things.
The information is on top right.

Topic : Everyday Life
Genre : Blog

Goodwood Revival -Vehicle-

Goodwood Report -Vehicle-
I'm sorry but I know next to nothing about cars and motorbikes.
Please just enjoy photos!

To celebrate Mini's 50th anniversary..
mini 1

mini 2

bike 1
bike 2
bike 3
bike 4
mmm, nice.

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The Mods

VS The Rockers again!

car 1
What car is it?

police car
I would rather be arrested if it was such a sweet police car!

a car for a girl
The car which took one racer and his girlfriend to our stall.
The car which was waiting while the girl was shopping.
How luxury..

My future car...!

This event must be exciting for people who are crazy about classic cars.
Actually, I was excited to watch them even though I didn't have enough knowledge.
If there is someone who knows very well about them,
please explain me about these cars and bikes!

Topic : Everyday Life
Genre : Blog

Goodwood Revival -People-

Report of Goodwood Revival -People-
Photo photo photo...

60's and cleaners
60's air-hostess and ladies in cleaner costume.
Cleaners' props were great as well!

couple with hat
She'd bought this red hat and jewelry at the vintage shop I'm helping.
Ideal couple...

"Big Band"

dancing couple
and dancing couple.

sweet boy
Sweet boy! He got this jacket from our stall.
There is me in maid costume behind..


The Mods

VS The Rockers.

dancer girl
Sexy dancer!

real woman
Oooops! The Nyotai-mori!

Ah, it's me..

Everyone dressed up like these and it was really amazing atmosphere..!
I felt I'm in different time.

And there were loads of classical cars everywhere!
I will write about them next time..

Topic : Everyday Life
Genre : Blog



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