Point of Reference: Oxfords
With their inception coming from sometime around 1800, few articles of clothing have the same staying power as the Oxford shoe. Originally meant to be plain and formal, these shoes gained popularity at Oxford University as students began to rebell against knee-high and ankle-high boots. However, it was Deborah Mitford and her sisters in the 1940s that turned the Oxford into a shoe to be covetted...
Point of Reference: The Babydoll Dress
In the late 1950s, women were seeking to break the tradition of the long, lady-like dresses. Thus, the babydoll was born. Though many iconic models started their careers during this time, few achieved the ubiquitous fame that Lesley Hornby did. Better known as Twiggy, the young Londoner helped to popularize this short playful dress. Today, fashion forward ladies such as Emma Watson and...
Book Review: Steal Her Style
Here at Wiseling, we love anything and everything that has to do with vintage fashion. Sarah Kennedy’s great new book Steal Her Style is one of those things. Just released this summer, this book features profiles of 25 of fashion’s greatest icons from Louise Brooks’ flapper-chic to Cindy Crawford’s glamazon style. Each section contains a detailed break-down of the fashion of each icon’s time...