Click photo to enlarge"What's she got you haven't got?" How about a great red suit for Spring 1940! A perennial favorite, red is passion, energy, beauty, and power. Wear red and you will definitely get noticed. This photo is from an advertisement for Buick found in the January 1940 issue of Vogue magazine. Sadly there were no credits given for the photo or for the wonderful ensemble.
Click photo to enlargeHere is my favorite miniature diva in a similar red crepe 1940's suit from the Star Wardrobe Collection by Ashton Drake. I narrowed the skirt a bit and added the asymmetrical epaulet detailing at the shoulder. The hat was a doll show find, and the shoes are borrowed from Robert Tonner's Classic Portrait Joan Crawford. The table and chair are from Ashton Drake. My model/muse is a restyled Simply Platinum Gene Marshall from Ashton Drake.
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From the delicate piping on the pockets to the velveteen fabric buttons, I love the intricate detailing on this classic jacket.