"Paradise in Pink" was a faithful recreation of Marsha Hunt's 1946 wedding suit for the 2004 Annual Gene Hollywood Convention. It is a simple yet stunning dusty pink wool crepe 2-piece suit with fabulous pink "fox" trim at the sleeves.
|From "The Way We Wore" by Marsha Hunt|
A striped toque accented with black marabou feathers gives this ensemble a dramatic turn. The marcasite clips at the neckline were made from an old piece of jewelry. Hat and jewelry from The Couture Touch. Scarlet Temptress Madra Lord from Ashton Drake is my model/muse.
|Courtesy of Ashton Drake|
Here's my take on this iconic design with a complete change of accessories. The dramatic black suede hat and beaded "lucite" purse are from The Couture Touch, jewelry and gloves from Ashton Drake, the belt buckle is from a Barbie doll gown. Integrity's "Flame" Madra Lord is my model/muse.
I never thought the original hat for "Press Conference" did the ensemble justice. It was a braided headband accented with organza bows. Recently I came across what may have been the inspiration for this mid 1940's 2-piece suit designed for Ashton Drake's Gene Marshall Collection by Dolly Cipolla. It was accessorized with a turban style hat accented with flowers. I decided to do a turban style but with a fur accent that matches the fur drape from PD Root. The gauntlet gloves are borrowed from "Winged Inspiration" by Ashton Drake. I added peach colored gems to dress up an Integrity goldtone cuff bracelet. My model/muse is "Symphony in G" Gene Marshall from Ashton Drake.
This Rose Barrack Original from 1945 was done in pink and brown. I just love this look! Photo is courtesy of my vintage vogue.com If you haven't visited this site, you are in for a treat. You will be inspired by the best in mid-century classic fashion and photography.