7.15.2011

Zigzags and Art Deco


Ritz Theater in Talladega, AL
Dress: Estate Sale
Floppy Hat: Goodwill
Necklace: Saver's

In my latest Sync article, I dig into the history of the zigzag print. Since 70s looks are so big right now, and the zigzags and chevrons are only supposed to continue through the fall, I thought it would be an interesting subject to tackle. There's no way I could touch on the topic without recognizing Missoni and all the work they've contributed towards this trend, but I took it even farther and talked about the Art Deco period. The zigzag print was a main focus for the Zigzag Moderne part of the period, especially in architecture, so I used a photo of the Ritz Theater in Talladega, AL as my inspiration.

The dress was a real lucky find that works great with the theater, in my opinion. I got it at that 70s estate sale a few weeks back. It's a little snug in the bodice––as in I sneezed during this shoot and was very concerned that it was going to rip––but I'm glad I got to wear it for some pictures. I may put it in the shop or pass it around the Delightful Dozen first, I'm not sure. I was proud of how the necklace reflected the silver zigzags at the top of the building. It's such a small detail, but I liked it.

Jake and I shot these photo in his parents yard just after arriving for the 4th. They're probably not as good as they could be because our minds were lost on the holiday!

You can read the article Sync article here if you'd like (page 23).

23 comments:

Suzanne Raouf said...

I love the color palette of this dress and that theater is gorgeous!

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BaronessVonVintage said...

oh, that's so cool! The theatre is a deco dream, but for you to find a matching dress....brilliant!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Your photos are always brilliant--- you're a natural when it comes to posing or even trying out new poses. Meanwhile, I'm stuck in a rut!

Anyhow, you look wonderful, and I'm intrigued about the article. I've been going back on your blog posts and past articles. :)

yellowvoices said...

Oh I love this! It fits you perfectly and the floppy hat is such a nice touch!

SoFashionistica said...

I love the print of this dress! It looks dead on the design of the theater! Wow!

jooleedoh said...

such an amazing dress! and how perfectly you match with the theater - unreal.

Jo said...

What a beautiful dress! <3 And it oh-so perfectly matches the location! Perfect!

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Lost in the Haze

So Yeah So said...

Absolutely amazing dress. I think you should definitely pass it around the DD. I would love to see how everyone styles it.

BTW, I featured you today on my blog. http://soyeahsoblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/free-for-all-friday-blogs-i-love.html

herecomesthesun said...

Great look on you :)

SomeoneLikeYou said...

I have this exact hat in a light pink! And you look SO lovely in these photos!

Sydney said...

you look lovely! the hat and the necklace are dope! x

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Sally Jane Vintage said...

check it out:

http://sallyjanevintage.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-im-wearing.html

Both my parents grew up in Talladega and I spent many summers there! That theater is gorgeous in person but not used for much any more.

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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What an amazing dress! What a find!

Monique said...

Love the dress and the necklace. I much prefer zig zag over florals although they are sweet. I like sharp edges. The color combo of this dress is great. Off to read your article. So interesting how the architecture of the time was also zigzag.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

The necklace matches that dress wonderfully!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Hmm, I actually meant, matches that building wonderfully. Eeps!

Jamie Rose said...

That dress is such a cool find! I love the colors and print. It looks amazing on you!

Dolly Daydream said...

Your blog is adorable, i love it.

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*little* bouquets said...

pretty dress

dusanabotswana said...

love this dress! the skirt part is so bold & fun & the top looks so flattering on you! I'd be so sad giving this up if I were you! Love that you got your hat from Goodwill, I have a similar black one from there : ) This dress matches the theater so much, it's like it was inspired by it!

Christy said...

Your Sync article sounds fascinating! (I'm off to read it just as soon as I leave this comment.) As an art history buff, I like those sorts of "unusual" histories (typefaces, patterns, etc.). And can we just talk about that dress! It's quite possibly one of the most magical estate sale finds ever! The print, the cut, the colors...everything is absolute 1970's perfection. <3