Friday, March 9, 2012

♥ peter pan-demonium.

so, i am nearly done with j.m barrie's magical peter pan, and while i love it, 
i am disappointed to report that there has been absolutely no mention of the peter pan collar! 
in the book, peter is clothed in nothing but leaves- so where did this trend originate?
 and how on earth did it get its name?

according to this article & wikipedia, the peter pan collar got its start in 1905
with the play version of the book, starring actress maude adams, and became wildly
famous in the US. it has since been revived in the 20's, 30's, 40's and beyond,
as a surefire way to add a bit of playful innocence to any look.

via net a porter.

via stylebop.

and now, the peter pan collar comes as a detachable necklace as well!

i also love this diy necklace on honestly wtf.

would you/ have you worn this trend?

4 ♥ love notes.:

  1. I wore it a lot growing up so I think thats why I shy away from it! But I love this post and that you dug into the origins of the name! I think some girls make it look really cute but I have a really young looking face and often get mistaken for a 16 year old so I try to stay away from anything that might add to that, lol.


  2. I love the metal collar - definitely would wear it. Also I adore that you are reading Peter Pan. It's always fun to go back to the childhood classics!

  3. love this post!

    I adore collars of any size and shape, so YES! I have a little collection of detatchable vintage ones(for the rare days Im not wearing a button up shirt), but I'd love to add the chain link one to my cast of collar characters.

    a tattered old copy of Peter Pan sits on my bookshelf among the antique fairytale books... now you have me itching to read it again!

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