Thursday, January 12, 2012

From the Monolithic Studio's Costume Vault: 1940's Daywear

We are opening the costume vault at Monolithic Studios to share some fabulous 1940's daywear modeled by three of the Studio's brightest stars:  Gene Marshall, Ivy Jordan, and Violet Waters.

Director Ivy Jordan wears the iconic red crepe suit from Brenda Starr's "Reporter In Red" film.  I love the clean lines of this funnel neck jacket.  Jewelry and hat from The Couture Touch, embroidered gloves from the Star Wardrobe Accessory Collection by Ashton Drake, and the handbag from Sandra Stillwell's "A Woman of Means" Adrian ensemble.

Gene Marshall wears the flirty tweed peplum jacket from the 2005 Decade of Dreams Gene Convention paired with the skirt from Ashton Drake's "Fashion Plot" costume, and the blouse from "Hello Hollywood Hello".  The fur muff is from PD Root, hat from Bogue's Vogues, and the gloves and earrings are from Ashton Drake. Feather pin and purse are from The Couture Touch.

Violet Waters in the smart, 2-pc ensemble designed by Dolly Cipolla, and originally worn by Gene Marshall at a "Press Conference" announcing her upcoming USO tour.  Violet makes this costume her own by adding the delightful hat from Madra Lord's "Top This" ensemble.  I removed the original grosgrain trim from the hat and replaced it with a peach braided trim and matching tassels.  The fur drape is from PD Root, handbag and cuff bracelet from Integrity, shoes and gloves are from Ashton Drake.

Gene Marshall in another Brenda Starr ensemble, "Just My Type" tweed suit paired with the corsage and handbag from Ashton Drake's "The Perfect Gift", fur drape from PD Root, and gloves from Ashton Drake.  The scarf and fabulous fur and felt tilt topper are from The Couture Touch.

Gene Marshall shines in the D.A.E. Originals top from their "Starmaker" evening ensemble paired with a wine velveteen skirt.  Fur and gloves are from PD Root, shoes from Integrity, purse from Ashton Drake, and the fun tilt hat from The Couture Touch.

Additional Credits:

Brenda Starr costumes are by Robert Tonner
Gene Marshall and Violet Waters dolls are from Ashton Drake
Ivy Jordan, Lady Director, is from Integrity


  1. Lovin' every single one of these! Absolutely fantastic!

  2. Fabulous, all of them!