|image via google search 1950's fashion|
Over the years I have often heard people ask my husband, "What's it like to have a retro wife?" , he usually just says it is nice, or no big deal, or fun or ....well you get it, not much of an opinion. I have always wondered what his and my families true feelings are on the subject, apparently I am not alone. When I mentioned this blog subject to some of my fellow retro wives, and asked if their husbands would be willing to answer that question and have it shared here for the world to see, surprisingly quite a few of them mentioned they had done similar blogs, or if not bloggers had the same discussion with their husbands, and when they asked their husbands if they would be willing, instead of scoffing, they actually were pretty gung ho to participate. So, in this, part one, I will share their thoughts, and on Friday I will share my own family's thoughts on the matter.
The first thoughts on the matter come from Tim Starr. He and his wife Stephanie live in Southern Texas. I met Stephanie, so to say, through my FB page, and it turns out, she is just making her way to finding her true style, and her chosen style, currently is Rockabilly. It is very common that when a woman decides she wants to go retro, to go first to the easiest of transition styles, which is Rockabilly. It is safe really, just a turned up cuff on a jean, a bandana in the hair, winged liner and red lips and wala you have the look. Yes, that is simplifying things, but you get the basics. I can already tell by her questions she may slowly start to adapt to more retro housewife style, maybe even one day pinup as it is classically thought of. Anyway, when she asked Tim, I guess initially she was a bit worried over what he would say, considering the way they exchange sarcasms, but I think it was pretty sweet....
|Tim and Stephanie Starr|
"Living with a Rockabilly girl:
The drawback of having a Retro/Rockabilly wife is that I have lost my side of the sink! It's covered in every kind of makeup imaginable. We both wear the same shade of red lipstick; I often go to work with her lipstick from good bye kisses. I don't know which has more lipstick, my lips or my bald head! Despite it all, her style allows her to express herself, and come out of her shell. It causes attention that she normally would shy away from. The new self-confidence makes her even more beautiful. "
Up next, we have Krissy Harper's husband John, you may recall when you see her photo, that she is the creative lady behind Ettatorials on Etsy that I have not once, but twice worked with here on my blog. I love seeing the photos that she posts from time to time of her and her husband on Instagram and was thrilled when he agreed to submit his views....
|Krissy and John Harper.....credit for photo goes to http://www.annieliptonphotography.com/|
"I love my wife’s retro style for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it’s something different than what we see in the area where we live. Her style and love for vintage are only a fraction of who she is though, and aren’t really things I think about. While I don’t have much of an interest in retro style, decor, etc. I respect and appreciate the fact that she does. Much the same is her respect of my love for football. It doesn’t interest her, but when my favorite team is playing, she roots for them and wants them to win because she knows it’s something I’m passionate about. I love Krissy for her beauty & personality, the rest is just makeup." John Harper
Up next, we have Carl, the husband to a lovely blogger that I have gotten to know from Auckland New Zealand by the name of Miss Charlotte Cake. As it turns out, she was one of the lovelies that had already written a blog about the subject....so instead of redoing it, she said I could use a quote, a photo, and share the link. I highly recommend that you go visit her blog and give it a read...you can do so HERE.
|Charlotte and Carl ..photo by http://www.annupam.com/|
|Jessica and Tony Cangiano|
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