Oh, This Old Thing?

I am 20 year old girl, who loves vintage clothes on sale, baking and tea.

I also have a fashion blog: http://oh-thisoldthing.blogspot.com/
Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.

ornamentedbeing:

PAQUIN CHIFFON TEA GOWN, c. 1904

Bodice, skirt & belt sage green silk, lavish insertions & bodice trim of cream silk lace, the lace embroidered w/ gold tinsel & glass balls in leaf & vine pattern, cream tulle back skirt panel w/ gold spangles, B 36”, W 25”, front skirt L 42”, back L 56”(1 3” tear in skirt chiffon, back waistband slightly damaged, original linings expertly replaced w/ dark mauve faille) good.

(via uglytshirt)