Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Personal Style of Gene Marshall & Madra Lord

In the Golden Age of Hollywood, a star dressed like a star on and off the screen.  The two famous stars of Monolithic Studios are no exception.  Here we focus on two early styles from Gene Marshall's and Madra Lord's personal wardrobe:  Ashton Drake's  "Coffee Klatch" and "The Perfect Gift"  suit ensembles.

"Coffee Klatch"

The always glamorous Madra Lord makes her grand entrance at the exclusive club, Silver Samovar, just off Hollywood Boulevard, for her weekly coffee klatch.  The circa 1943 navy and butter crepe suit ensemble was designed by Dolly Cipolla.  The handbag, gloves, and shoes are original to the outfit.  The jewelry is from PD Root, and the marvelous hat is borrowed from Madame Alexander's "Aunt Amanda Fairchild" costume.  I replaced the original belt with navy Ultrasuede, and added 4 goldtone "buttons" to the jacket. Modeled by Integrity's "Flame" Madra Lord from the Stepping High Collection.

"The Perfect Gift"
Gene Marshall looking smart in a hunter green shantung suit on a recent trip to New York City to spend a day with a dear, childhood friend.  This circa 1947 suit was designed by Regina Ganem, Young Designer of America.  Those fabulous oxford shoes are from Integrity.  I added a scarf made from a vintage blouse to fill in the neckline.  I also made a matching Ultrasuede tilt topper to replace the original floral bandeau hat.  The hat is trimmed with some of the flowers and veiling from the original hat, and the corsage was filled in a bit.  Modeled by Ashton Drake's "Filigree" Gene Marshall enhanced with an Integrity articulated body.

Additional Credits:
CED Table
Table fan from Ashton Drake's "A Hot Day in Hollywood" Accessory Set
Leopard "statue" is a trinket collectible found at Hobby Lobby
Backdrop from RaiHing

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