Teodora Mitrovska: ‘The Modern Woman’

Fashion student Teodora Mitrovska explored the idea of 'The Modern Woman', based on advice from 1936

Middlesex University Fashion student Teodora Mitrovska made a short video which explored a 1930s women’s advice book entitled ‘The Modern Woman’ by Lillian Bradstock and Jane Condon.

Teodora was inspired by modern YouTube make-up tutorial videos, and experimented with some of the tips given in the book.  Her video reflected on some of the more unusual chapters, like ‘How to use the Bathroom Intelligently’.

The Modern Woman: Beauty, Physical Culture, Hygiene, 1936

The Modern Woman: Beauty, Physical Culture, Hygiene, 1936

 

Teodora’s short film explores how feminine identity was constructed through books and advice manuals aimed at women in the 1930s.

Her witty and irreverent approach demonstrated a fresh look at one of the many advice books in MoDA’s collections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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