Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The 30's Are In, Even If Most Of Us Don't Remember Them.

I recently had a discussion with a new friend (T) about "sophisticated drinking". We both were over the whole club scene and were looking for places that were sophisticated but not stuffy. I don't want a $16 Cosmo anymore, just a good gin drink. But not a dive bar, someplace you could still kind of dress up. It seems that the New York Times agrees, an article last week pointed out that sales of "bottle service" are way down. In fact, they are so down that some clubs are shutting down only to re-open as a more low-key locale.
Let's face it, flaunting your bling is over, over, over.
So what's in, in, in?
Well, from the look of things:
The 30's. The economical climate wasn't so different than it is now. We're seeing it in our fashion, and especially in our hair. Why? Because you can change your hair and headgear for next to nothing. You don't have to buy a new dress or spend a dime. If you want some 30's hair tips, go here. Topshop
Homemade. Sites with homemade or handmade goods like Etsy are booming and when I was home yesterday, my mom was reading this cool book about making things. Amazon has a load of them here.
If you need some ideas, decorate your fridge like a mood board. Or do it simple, like this one (that butterfly pic in a tiny frame would be so easy to duplicate). I love that simple get togethers are in vs. expensive ventures out. You could even have fun with your dinner parties and have them in a secret locale. I'm planning a "secret dinner party" soon so I'll let you know how it works out and give you a step by step.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret dinner party sounds like oodles of fun. I love getting dressed up! I noticed how the 30s are coming in due to our little recession and what not. I believe it was Vogue who just had an issue not too long ago with a 30s inspired shoot featuring celebrities Katy Perry being one I think -- gorgeous.


July 21, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger La Petite Belle said...

love it! I absolutely LOVE dinner parties.

August 17, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

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