06 October, 2010

Made in Dagenham.

Today's outfit is undoubtedly inspired by the film 'Made in Dagenham'. I went to see it yesterday and as I walked into the cinema, already full of about 50 old ladies rustling their sweet wrappers, I felt a bit like I'd crashed a WI day trip. However, I couldn't have been more wrong. The old biddy's clapped and cheered throughout the whole thing and it was more like watching a live show rather than a movie. It was amazing. These women obviously remembered the equal pay strikes and it really gave the whole film a sense of reality for me. But ladies aside, the film itself was brilliant. A proper warmhearted goosebumps type film. Following a group of women who worked as machinists in Dagenhams Ford factory in the 60s as they fought for equal pay, it was witty, well directed and brilliantly styled. I would highly recommend it. It's also made me realise how much I'd love to live in the sixties, and as such I've sported a vibrant vintage shift dress today so I can at least pretend.

The sixties trend is all over the high street at the moment and partly somewhat due to the release of this film. But it seems even designers SS11 collections shown recently at LFW nod towards this trend. Jaegar collections saw sixties cuts whereas Christopher Kane's SS11 collection boasted bright sixties colours. And quite frankly, I'm all for it. The styles are flattering for any shape and size and you spend the whole day really feeling like a woman, which is always nice. I found this particular dress on eBay and it was originally a below the knee wiggle dress, but a few snips and a bit of hemming later and I have myself a lovely little shift dress.

Dress - eBay
Cardigan - Topshop
Belt - ASOS
Pumps - Primark
Necklace - Urban Outfitters
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