My plan for this Wednesday Vintage was basically to introduce you to one of the great dressers of yore, American novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937). However, as I scoured the internet for pictures of her, not many was to be found. So, I had to broaden my concept, and decided that this Vintage day should be about the 1910s – a period often overlooked, I feel, but with great stuff for both inspiration and emulation.
And that’s sadly all I could find of Edith, except for portraits and stuff. But who cares about portraits? Clothes, people. That’s what we want. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you, though, that there are some cool pictures in Edith’s memoir, A Backward Glance, which are a good reason in themselves to check out the book at your nearest library. And, of course, once you’ve already borrowed it, you might as well read it too.
I degress. Back to the clothes of the 1910s. Ready?
Kind of makes you long for some glamour, doesn’t it?