I always try to look for the silver lining especially when sitting in the dentist's waiting room. The primary consolation has to be the prospective removal of pain as the hole in my tooth is filled and I leave the chair with sparkly white teeth. I try not to think about the even bigger hole that's going to be left in the bank balance.
The fun silver lining bit really does come into play with the selection of glossy magazines for patient's perusal and the time to sit and read them. Ones with lovely fashion plates and interesting articles that you are half way through reading when the dental nurse calls out your name. Almost an incentive to actually arrive much too early for my appointment.
Yesterday I was admiring a lovely dusky pink linen jumpsuit in Marie Claire when my time came. Fortunately it was after I discovered that 'the must have' buys for this year are forties and fifties inspired wearable items like palazo pants, skirts that fall softly below the knee and jumpsuits...clothes that not only are inspired by the 40's and 50's but are also appropriate apparel for ladies in their forties and fifties...even though the beautiful model obviously hadn't yet reached 20.
When I got home I indulged myself in a little more reading...this time blogs. One that I'm increasingly drawn to is the Advanced Style blog written by Ari Seth Cohen that I stumbled across when looking for vintage clothes. There on his latest posting was a picture of his grandmother circa 1940-something also co-incidentally wearing a jumpsuit.
It's unusual because unlike most other fashion related blogs Advanced Style is refreshingly devoted to style icons in their seventies and upwards! Although some as you can see here are merely in their sixties...
Since starting reading it a couple of months ago I noticed that thankfully this is a trend that seems to be being replicated on the catwalks. I discovered these images of models on the Yonji Yamamoto catwalk over on a pattern a day a couple of weeks ago
and before Christmas I noticed that some of the models in the Toast winter menswear section were not in their first flush of youth.....I just loved the fact that they dared to fly in the face of convention a little bit and were unafraid of nonconformity. I knew it would happen eventually.
The other trend that I really love is that of women in the public eye actually daring to let their hair grey naturally. When we first moved here I used to visit an accesories shop purely because the manageress who I think was in her thirties had the most amazing long grey hair that she would pile high on her head...she looked so good. I think it looks beautiful and as the grey streaks are appearing through my naturally ashblonde or as my hairdresser calls oyster and my sister-in-law calls green hair! (I've not quite worked that one out yet!)I think I will too...well that's the plan so far...
nb. and for once this is an occasion where the younger models are following the trend of the older ones.....images via