Vintage Muse+Modern Views is a blog that links classic, feminine grace to the modern, casual, fast-paced lifestyle. After I graduated from college and joined the work-a-day world, I realized very quickly that expectations for modern women are off the charts!
Career+relationships+home+family+style…and that’s just the beginning. Roaming cubicleville, I began to wonder though, where have all the ladies gone?
Somehow along the way, in the drive to have it all, we’ve forgotten what feminine charm is, what it can be, and how to do it: Morning comes and you’re overwhelmed, under-dressed, and over it: messy bun, flats, that shirt’s good enough, hopefully I remembered my earrings…
VMMV re-discovers the strength in classic femininity and incorporates the charm, poise and style of women in days gone by to our modern daily, crazy life:
I’m Alexandria, the creative mind behind VMMV. During my undergrad years as an English major, I began to realize a pattern in almost every senior seminar thesis paper I was writing: I was writing about gender–what it was, what it meant, what happened when it became confused, how men and women interact, support, create, and explore one another. I was writing about it in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day and To the Lighthouse, in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated, in Fitzgerald’s short stories, and in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. I was fascinated by what happens when women aren’t allowed or don’t intend to be women, and men–aren’t men. This blog isn’t a thesis, (don’t worry!) it’s an expression–in more stylish and more eye-pleasing ways–of how important femininity is in a world that I don’t think values it anymore as a powerful, persuasive, and protected thing.
If you like what you see, have a woman you adore, or just want to say hello, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear from you!