The Old is Gold

March 9, 2016

It doesn’t matter how old they get, when you lose a grandparent; it feels as if a part of your childhood is taken away! I grew up running around at my grandparent’s house. I spent every summer at their house, so when I lost my grandfather a few weeks ago, I felt like my heart was broken to a million pieces! I never experienced having all of my grandparents; so losing one feels like losing two. Some grandchildren are not really close to their grandparents, but if you are, you know how hard it is to lose them. It’s a tradition between my grandmother, my mom, and I to go through all the photos from the past every time I go to Iran. After my grandpa’s funeral, we decided to go through all the old photos together. I love all the black & white pictures; they have a special character in them. This time I paid more attention on the apparel, and I must say I was impressed by how my grandma was so trendy! She has always been telling me amazing stories about the past and how she lived her life. She would sketch the clothes she wanted and have the seamstress make it.

In 1950s-60s, the clothing styles in the streets of Iran were very comparable to that of Paris or London. Pearl necklaces around the neck and Peter Pan collar dresses were HUGE in 50s. Ribbons and bows achieved new importance with the disappearing waistline, which meant higher hemline. So the longer the leg, the lower the heel of the shoe. Their stockings often imitated the shade of the shoes.


Since she was a teacher, it required her to wear more suits, which she styled them fashionably with the velvet bow around the collar.



Didn’t we just see a similar dress from last year’s Alice and Olivia collection!! Now we know what other decades other than 70s inspired Stacey; 1950s. This picture is one of my favorite pictures of her. The Big 50s floral print wallpaper against her big patterned A-line puffy dress, and her pearl necklace.


Her Peter-Pan collar dress.


You can definitely find a similar dress to this one at Sandro Paris boutiques. I love all the ribbon works, buttons, and the bow.

I hope you enjoyed the little souvenir I brought back from Iran!



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  • Reply tiffany March 9, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I have been noticing that the old fashion is coming back too. Great Blog.

    • Reply parmsi March 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Yes all is coming back. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  • Reply Threading &Hair Design by Haleh March 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for your blog Parmida especially on the 50s fashion blog, because of the beautiful memories of your grandparents gives me a good feeling. Keep it up. I love the various stories and I always look forward to reading your blogs each time.

    • Reply parmsi March 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks So much for reading. 🙂

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