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In Old Chicago

In Old Chicago

Date: Aug 03 2004


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So you’re at a loss for ideas on what to wear to your next party? Don’t worry! Just go out and rent an old movie. Look at what they are wearing and copy it. Today, Derek noticed the dress and shoes I was wearing and I told him where I got my idea.


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Derek:  Well that’s an interesting getup.

Steph:  Yeah, ya know, I was kind of inspired by this movie I saw last night.

Derek:  What movie was that?

Steph:  I saw this movie called In Old Chicago. It’s kind of this vintage movie. It’s a classic from the 50s.

Derek:  Really? I haven’t seen that one yet. Is it pretty good?

Steph:  Well, ya know, I actually didn’t watch it for the content. I watched it for the clothes because I really like vintage clothes.

Derek:  Very good. Is there a certain period of time that you like?

Steph:  Yeah. I really like the 50s. And when I look back at the classic movies, they, the girls have such great shoes, the guys are such gentlemen and they wear these wonderful suits.

Derek:  So, unlike today?

Steph:  Kind of. You don’t see the baggy jeans, kinda rapper styles back then.

Derek:  Yeah, a little more wholesome and clean cut I think.

Steph:  Somewhat. Yeah. Mmmhmm. That’s right.



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Going out is so much fun when you get dressed up. The reason I like to get dressed up is so that I can be in character. I feel so glamorous when I’m out on the town, wearing something that stands out. Every once in a while I get ideas about what to wear from movies. One time, I even went out dressed like one of the flight attendants from Airplane. Try it! It’s so much fun!


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