So a little while back I was contacted about participating in a blogger competition for Filofax. Naming it The Original Fashion Decade, bloggers had to dedicate a look to a certain decade in fashion and I chose the 40s. It was a tough decade for British companies. Filofax's grounds were destroyed in the Blitz and along with it, all its records. Almost all hope was lost. But one woman, Grace Scurr, had kept names and addresses filed away in her own Filofax and with that she rebuilt the company fighting against the doubts voiced by the people around her. My father suggested that I use my British grandmother's hat which she wore while enlisted in the army. I felt somewhat emotional when I had finished my hair/make up, put on my outfit and placed the hat on my head. I tried to imagine what it must have been like to live back then. So, even though I have never done this before I dedicate this particular blog post to the women of the 40s.
PS, I would also appreciate your 'Like' on these photos (here and here) from the Filofax facebook album. The winner gets to host a giveaway!