Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

Fixing your makeup...

... you may give some clue about Stepford's little secret.

The Stepford Wife, by Greta Punch.

Friday, 21 October 2016

This is what you will wear...

By Horst P. Horst, November 1954. (or 1947, or 1948... the internet isn't sure)
Thanks to Jennifer

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Good Wife's Guide

Housekeeping Monthly, 1955, with all the rules a good Stepford Wife has to follow. Because surely no-one would accept it without a proper Stepford mind...

Monday, 17 October 2016

This week's theme: Stepfordization

Being turned against my will into a powerful man's perfect housewife. Looking, dressing and acting the way he wants.

Stepford can be horror, or comedy, or both - The Stepford Wives has been adapted as both, and Jordan Peele's new film Get Out looks to do something similar to a different target.

And if you play with the politics and the subtext... it could also be a forced TF fantasy...

Saturday, 15 October 2016

She looks so surprised...

... almost like she wasn't expecting to look or dress like this.

Perhaps he wasn't.

(Picture thanks to Simone)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

150 years old, waiting to be worn

Evening dress ca. 1860
From Kerry Taylor Auctions, London
Thanks to fripperiesandfobs

Monday, 10 October 2016

Ride with me

Riding habit, ca. 1825
Rijks Museum, Amsterdam
Via omgthatdress, via historicaldress

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Persimmon silk satin

Evening dress
Medium: Persimmon silk satin and ecru lace
Date: c. 1895
Country: England
The waist of this evening gown measures an atypically slender 18 inches. Although stories of severely tight-laced corsets are almost certainly exaggerated, women often did lace more tightly for formal occasions. The full, puffed sleeves of dresses in the 1890s also made waists appear even smaller.

via historicaldress

Saturday, 8 October 2016

A week of 19th century dresses...

Via historicaldress on tumblr:

Emerald green silk taffeta trimmed with large black velvet bows with cut steel beading applied. American, attributed, ca. 1860s. Silk Taffeta.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


And just to not be all kinky outfits all month:

The long-awaited release of indie TGTF comedy Sam, reviewed by Courtney. Sounds like it's fun but not quite up to the wait.


And now, Ulorin Vex.

Those shoes are terrifying. I want them.

Saturday, 1 October 2016