With the end of the First World War, the world was gripped by euphoria. Since fashion is a reflection of what is happening around us, and so fashion responded to changes of this new found freedom. Dresses dropped their waist to the hip level and they ceased to follow the line of the body. The new trend was aiming toward simplicity, waistcoats were simple, shaped by using only a few creases on the shoulders or side seams. At the start of the new decade, skirt edges appeared above the ankle, and in just three years, the length of the skirt climbed to hitherto unseen heights.
One of the most popular hairstyles, whose popularity hasn’t waned since the beginning of the last century, is definitely the bob or pageboy haircut. Its popularity and ascent to the fashion throne the bob hairstyle can thank the silent-film star Louise Brooks. In the 1920s, her bob hairstyle became a sensation, and women massively wanted to copy it. With straight cut bangs and short black shiny hair, her perfectly shaped eyebrows, fair skin and dark lips completed her fatal look that inspired the fashion trend. This trend with minor or major modifications has been kept to this day therefore it is not surprising that it has always remained on the list of the most influential styles of the 20th century.
One Saturday, a colleague asked me to tie her corset and to squeeze as much as I could, as I did with gusto. That reminded me of the retro advertisements for corsets that were circulating the Internet a few months ago as well as on my plan to write something about them. Personally, I love corsets, although I do not wear them as often as I used to.
Štefica Vidačić (Artistic name Steffie Vida) was born in 1905 in Požega, Croatia. She owned cafes in the Jurišićeva street, Zagreb (some sources note that she only worked there). She had black hair, green eyes and was 161 cm tall. She was elected as Miss Yugoslavia at Hotel Esplanade in Zagreb at the first pageant in 1926, and was elected as Miss Europe in Berlin in 1927.