Back in time, today would be Youth Day, in our former country, once much larger, once known by many and once called Yugoslavia.
Surely, we can at least acknowledge it:
HAPPY Youth Day!
Youth Day or The Relay of Youth (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian Štafeta mladosti, Serbian Cyrillic Штафета младости) was celebrated throughout the former Yugoslavia on May 25.
This was also a celebration of Josip Broz Tito’s birthday although, in fact, he was born on May 7, 1892. His birthday was celebrated on May 25, because his troops were attacked by Nazis on May 25, day of his birth found on his forged personal documents. On that day, he managed to evade the Germans after the Raid on Drvar (Operation Rösselsprung), an airborne assault outside his Drvar headquarters in Bosnia.
In the weeks preceding the date youth ran a relay around the country and on his birthday Tito was ceremonially presented with the baton. The baton, which had passed through all major cities, contained a symbolic birthday message, ostensibly from the youth of the whole country.
After all this Ex-yu history,
let's take a look at some fashion history..
..back to Burda we go:
We start off with "practical dresses"
I'll write about it at the end.
Everyday dresses - "easy to maintain"
(and that is important!)
Tow pages of...
... "great ideas for full-figured"
"In Biarritz each woman is admired"
Airy, light and versatile.
An interesting fabric texture.
Nothing beats the "white blouse"
it's a forever-fashion item!
Oh, take a look at those ruffles.
(ironing that is not an "easy maintenance) :)
...but I still love it!
"Quickly sewn" outfit.
for those of us pressed with time.
Simple shape, easy pattern
done in just a few hours.
Ehmmm, I'm still not used to seeing
such "points" in brassiere. :)
Back to the beginning of this Burda magazine, where we've been introduced to a couple of dresses with a strange name and purpose. What is a practical-dress?
To most of the women out there, a "practical dress" is a term that sound not-believable.
Plain and boring?!
No, it's: practical and versatile!
(mind me, this is REALLY what I look like at work)
"Practical", sadly, often implies dull and one can well do without "dull" at this time. I like a good dress, a simple cut, plain and single colored. It goes beyond saying that it's a staple. A simple dress generally stays where you put it (and, when you need to spend the whole day in it - this matters much more than it's design or it's pattern). It also has the essential pockets – because how can you be practical without a pocket?
I suppose what I'm saying, in my roundabout way, is that simplicity & practicality are just fine and that we can wear dresses and skirts ALL the time.
Because they are feminine and easily portray the fact that I am a woman.
This is honestly my strongest argument as to why I wear skirts and dresses. In today’s culture people seem to be extremely confused as to which gender they are ..or at least many act and look confused (please note: I have nothing against LGBT community, and I let them be). I am a female and I’m blessed to be one. Nothing wrong with being feminine. That is all. :)
Do you prefer your dresses posh, glamorous or practical?