I haven't been on FL much lately and just kind of realized how much I've missed it.
I wanted to bring up something I have been thinking about for a bit. I follow lots of vintage blogs, sewing mostly, but general vintage too. I am now 41 and I've realized that there isn't a lot of content geared toward the over 40 crowd (let alone over 50 or 60). I'm thinking fashion specifically, but the whole vintage genre as well. So, is it that there are just less older women interested in vintage or are we out there and subject to the whole invisible thing that society at large does? Perhaps the whole pin up/rockabilly/wiggle dress thing is dominant because most of the crowd is young and that is what they want? Are there women in their 50s and 60s who love vintage style? I know the women in their 40s are out there, just not terribly visible.
I for one am at that stage where I acknowledge that I don't want to be a flirty sweet young thing, but I am also wary of veering into dowdy territory. I can still wear vintage styles that in their day would really have been for the younger crowd, but I also don't want to look like someone trying desperately trying to stay young. I know some of you get where I'm coming from. A big emphasis in the commercial side of vintage (repro clothes, fests, dance culture) is on the young and flirty or young and hot or young and...
I've been toying with the idea of starting a vintage blog that would specifically try to represent the perspective of people my age and older in the vintage scene. I've poked about and haven't found any blogs or sites that do that. Are there any that I have just missed? A blog that is prominent done by someone not in their 20s or 30s?
I know this opens up a whole big discussion about our youth obsessed culture, etc., but I am curious if this perspective is represented in the vintage scene and if so, where.