Wednesday, February 22, 2017

At the Movies: The Dressmaker

Find a beautiful hat similar to the one that Tilly is wearing here & here

This time on At The Movies, a short description of The Dressmaker and of course lots of vintage inspiration with amazing images that take us back to the amazing 1950's. 

The Dressmaker tells the story of talented fashion couturier Tilly Dunnage; who worked in exclusive Parisian fashion houses. She returns home to her mother who lives in the Australian Outback. 

Armed with her sewing machine and talents, she transforms the dull women of her town. 

With exact sweet revenge she makes some changes to those that did her wrong. 

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Beach Pajamas & Palazzo Pants of the 1930s: These legs out of a dress!

I stare at this images, and I think comfort. This is the perfect beach wear! 

Autochrome Photograph at Resort Juan-les-Pins 

In 1933  the "Divine Sloppiness" of the beach of Lido Pajamas became irresistible and the Riviera Resort Juan-les-Pins was christened " Pajamapolis". 
The wearer of these pajamas apparently, and not entirely surprisingly caused a sensation in Palm Beach. The large floral patterns, tasseled cords, & unusual shoes contributed to the startling effect of the pajama outfit.
Love the reaction that the couple had! 


1930's Fashion History 
- Depression hits na hem lines drop.
- French designer Madeleine Vionnet created her women's wear with the shapes, drapery and perfect forms of the classical statues. 

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Tamara De Lempicka - Art Deco Glamour Master

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Artist at Work! 

Brief History: Tamara De Lempicka was a Polish artist. She was influenced by Cubism and became a leading representative of the Art Deco painting style. Tamara became a favorite of many Hollywood stars. She was the most fashionable painter of her generation among the upper middle class and aristocracy.  
Self Portrait 
Woman in Green Dress
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

At the Movies : Brooklyn

Brooklyn a novel made into a box office hit film, is eye candy for all Vintage aficionados. Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace arrives to Brooklyn in the 1950's to better her life.  Her home sickens stops her from adjusting to her new life in america, but that pain diminishes  as a young Italian man sweeps her of her feet into the charm of love.  She must choose between Ireland and America, and the lives that she left in each of them.  
     If you read the book, You'll love it! Watch the film. yo'll adore it, I adored it!!!!! 

Fashion of the 50's: 
   After WW II  Women become more feminine. The workforce for Women in the war effort and the need to wear "masculine " clothing diminished. The 1950's Modern silhouette includes Gamine a more slim boyish shape or the Hourglass. Smaller waist, accentuated bust and wider hips became popular. The corset that was left behind in 1919, had a popular comeback in the 50's. The Swing Dress and full skirts are the staple in woman's fashion. 
      In Brooklyn we can see the transition that Eilis has in her clothing from a simple, modest, small town wardrobe to a more vibrant, feminine city look! Her wardrobe includes both Gamine & Hourglass garments.  

Saying her goodbyes! 

When they meet

Beach Day! 

Her day job at a woman's store. I want to go back in time and shop there!!!!! 
Her Wedding Day. This is a great example of Gamine silhouette. 
The modern girl in her small town. This is a great example of Hourglass silhouette. 

being wooed by another man. 

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