Thursday, March 1, 2012

3 Ways To Wear A Pinstripe Suit

Joan Crawford (my repainted "Pin-Up" Gene Marshall, artist unknown) demonstrates how to change the look of her favorite pinstripe suit from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection.

The dramatic boucle hat with vintage feather spray and coordinating color-blocked gauntlet gloves, both from The Couture Touch, gives this suit a sophisticated edge.  Fur stole from PD Root, black knit top from Greene and Lam's "A Woman of Means" ensemble, shoes from Integrity, cigarette holder from Ashton Drake.

A different look with softer color accents and a mix of patterns.  The delightful pink and black houndstooth hat and purse set is from Ashton Drake,  neck scarf from Sandra Stillwell's "Bandolier Morado" ensemble, fur from Greene and Lam's "A Woman of Means", gloves from Integrity, and shoes from Tonner's Joan Crawford Collection.

The pinstripe suit and bold shoulders became synonymous with Joan Crawford after her Oscar winning performance in the 1945 film noir classic "Mildred Pierce".  D.A.E. Original's dramatic fur cape from their "Star Maker" evening ensemble provides the strong shoulder line to this classic suit.  A "diamond" brooch was added to the "Bandolier Morado floral scarf at the neckline.  Gloves and purse from Integrity, shoes from Joe Tai, and the felt tilt topper from The Couture Touch.

Backdrop from RaiHing


  1. The three ways are great, but I choose the first one. Maby because the colors.

    I have some Madras and Genes dolls, but the changes in her outfits are only gloves, jewels and some feathers. Your looks are amazing. It's a pleasure to visite your blog.