12 August, 2011

Talking 'bout my Generation

Today we are guest posted by the irrepressible Melissa of Suger Coat It.

This girl…where do I start! A blogger, business owner, wife, daughter, sister, friend, wannabe mum and social media addict – but not necessarily in that order – Liss is hilarious, bubbly, determined, lovable,  and powerful if not slightly weird (in the good way) and really I wouldn’t have her any other way!

Hot on the tails of my guest post for her and some hungover shenanigans at Blogopolis I already love this girl to pieces and can’t wait to get up to more mischief with her. We both have a very similar outlook on life and are proud modern women that both share a passion for all things retro.


Melissa shares with us her passion for living a life of simpler times with all the modern perks...

As I blow-dry my fringe thick and blunt and forward, admiring the glossy auburn colour, I smile. It occurs to me that I was born in the wrong generation. My fringe belongs somewhere else entirely. But goodness knows how I would have controlled it without a straightener.

And as I dress, pulling on a simple, floral patterned dress with full skirt, a cardigan and belt them both at high waist. Rolling up some tights and slipping my feet into a mid heel. It occurs to me that actually, this outfit might be better suited to the fifties. And again I feel the pull of generations past.


Darn them. Darn the gloss red lips. Darn the tights with the seams. Darn the perfectly coiffed hair and painstakingly applied false lashes. The music, the cars, the CLOTHES..! Wow. Be still my beating heart. I should have been born in another generation.

Well, you know, except for the lack of internet. And that being a plus sized girl who can’t sew, my options would have been pretty limited when it comes to clothing. And the lashes, well, my eyes are sensitive to the glue, so I couldn’t have worn them anyway. 

Oh. And there is the fact that it irks me if I am expected to cook dinner or wash dishes or clothes just because I’m a female. Now I believe THAT could’ve been a problem. A big one. I thank the women who came before me every day for the opportunities I have.

So when I really think about it. I’m here, now, because I am. Because this is my moment; Me and my blunt fringe, belted cardigan, hating on the dishes, with my iPad, iPhone and fuel efficient car in tow self. The best bit is that I can bring the best of each of those generations with me, if I want.

It is, for now, the best of all generations.
And I’m glad to be here.

I definately have to agree with Liss there, I'm extremely passionate about living the retro lifestyle but I really enjoy putting a modern twist on things (not to mention having internet!)



This is one of my most favourite representations of retro meets modern - 50s housewife with tattoos and martini glass.

How do you like to mix the old with the new?        

7 comments (+add yours?)

stink-bomb said...

great post [as usual] Liss!

~x~

Tony said...

The thing that I always think about, that would have been great to live in the 50s is that it didn't really matter how long you took to do something as long as it was a good job, Quality came before Quantity.
We love all that stuff because it represented a simpler time,if we were actually back there we would have the same worries just about different things, and the cars wouldn't seem that great because we don't have the "plastic" ones to compare them to. At Least living today I suppose we have the choice to mix and match the old and the new. Great Blog :)

Sheri Bomb said...

So true Tony! About quality before quantity and the cars.

I do feel a little bit spoilt being able to enjoy the best of both worlds ;)

Sarah said...

I love the modern retro pic! Fashion can be such a cool mix of recycled styles, modern twists and personal preferences. A nautical dress is coming in the mail soon and I can't wait to style it and make it me.
I'm with you on the dishes Melissa.

Sheri Bomb said...

Thanks Sarah, it's my favourite photoshoot I've done to date :)

I'm a bit jealous...that dress sounds pretty amazing!

And I'm with you both on the dishes ;) hehe

Melissa *Suger Coat It* said...

Thank you for the opportunity to visit the pages of your blog Sheri. It's such a cool place, after all. :D

And thank you to those that read and commented. I hope you enjoyed! ;)

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