One of the biggest inspirations for fall 2012 fashion is the 1940’s, an era of simple elegance. Designers such as John Galliano, Jason Wu and Jenny Packman (who’s forties-inspired makeup was done with Laura Mercier’s Cinema Noir Fall 2012 Makeup Collection – a collection which brings the 1940‘s makeup back) all featured collections that celebrated the glamorous era. In the forties, fashion was simplified, clean and non-complex, due primarily to the war and its effect on fabric availability. 1940’s fashion displayed the strength of that time and effortless styling. But while hemlines got higher, heel heights remained moderately low.
Mariana by GOLC has several footwear styles inspired by the simplicity of the 1940’s, very much like the ones forties celebrities such as Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth wore. The demure styles feature a silhouette that is as graceful as the typical forties style but with a modern take. Get a step up on the fashion competition with these vintage-inspired styles from Mariana by GOLC – Samantha Strappy Mid Heel Sandal, Michelle Low Heel Open-Toe Pump, Misty Low Heel Shoe, and the Stacie Low Heel Shoe.
By Dynelle Skinner