28 May Floral cardi and 50’s twist
” Oh, I need your love babe.. guess you know it’s true..” ” Hope you need my love babe, just like I need you..” ( Actually I played this on guitar and sang for my 4th grade talent show)…
Ahh, the good ‘ole 50’s and 60’s. Isn’t it funny that we think that many eras other than our own are so much better? Do you ever wish you lived in another era? Sometimes I think I could have been born in the Swing Era. Being a musician, I love Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald I listen to probably at least 4 days a week, and I adore swing bands like the classic Benny Goodman and Cab Calloway’s band. Did you ever hear of the song, “Minnie the Moocher”? It was a song done by Cab Calloway, but also more modern bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddies. It is one of my favorites, give it a listen here.
However, now, when we think of 50-60s we think of alot of the Beatles, Do-Wop bands, Motown, and the like. I wrote a play, when I worked for a private school here in Charlotte, on American Bandstand. I don’t think you can bypass this era with out thinking of Dick Clark and American Bandstand. I had such fun writing the play for the 5th grade, having my own little “Dick Clark” in his cardboard TV set, and then all of the music that we associate with this time. Classics, Elvis, Chubby Checker, Beatles…
So, when I wore this skirt when my parents were here, my mom thought the only thing it missed was a poodle embroidered in the corner. Cute huh? This skirt caught my eye for primarily the color, as I love red, and yes! red heads can wear red. I paired it with a poppy and floral cardigan, as truly was worn back then, the fitted cardigan and the flared circle skirt, as to keep proportions and draw the eye to the waist. The greatest thing as well, of this time, was that these skirts were made for dancing, and twirling. You better believe if I was able to, I would be twisting and shouting!
Let me know in the comments section, if you think you could live in a different era, which and why? Was it the fashion or other things? Were you a fan of the 50s and 60s?
Have a great day!