Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spring Style, 1953

Monolithic Studio's star Miss Gene Marshall shows her Spring style in a chic 1950's afternoon dress.  The skirt from Ashton Drake's "Love Paris" suit ensemble is paired with an ooak blouse and hat from Bogue's Vogues.  Completing the iconic look is a waist sash made from vintage fabric accented with the flower corsage from Ashton Drake's "Love After Hours" costume.


Shoes from Joe Tai.

Gloves and jewelry from Ashton Drake.

Purse from unknown source.

Model:  Integrity's "Star Entrance" Gene Marshall.

Set Credits:

Backdrop wall from http://www.raihing.com

Floor is a shiny white poster board.

Salon chair from Haute Doll Magazine.

Table is the glass top from Ashton Drake's "Patio Set" paired with a candle stand.

Floral arrangement found at a gift shop.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spring Style, 1948

Monolithic Studio's songstress Violet Waters wears an ensemble of rich earth tones perfect for a sunny Spring day in 1948.


Deep brown and white dotted halter dress from Ashton Drake's "A Woman for All Seasons" set designed by Jim Howard.

Sweater from Ashton Drake's "Hi Fi" costume designed by Doug James.

OOAK hat and earrings from The Couture Touch.

Bracelet from Facets by Marcia.

Sunglasses from Ashton Drake's FAO Schwarz exclusive "Spotted in the Park" ensemble.

Gloves from Ashton Drake's "Black Ribbon" costume.

Shoes from Robert Tonner.

OOAK clutch from PD Root.

Model:  Ashton Drake's "Fascination" Violet Waters enhanced with an Integrity articulated body.

Set Credits:

Backdrop from http://www.raihing.com

Greenery from Michaels.

Wicker lounge purchased at a local gift shop that went out of business.

End table from Retros by Liz Cole.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring Style, 1943

Madra Lord, Monolithic Studio's diva extraordinaire, is a picture of 1940's tailored elegance in Ashton Drake's "Tea Time at the Plaza" daywear ensemble.  Based on a 1941 fashion illustration of an American afternoon dress designed by Louise Barnes Gallagher, Tea Time was a 1999 FAO Schwarz Exclusive designed by Lynne Day.

Accenting this smart dress is a dramatic OOAK navy Ultrasuede tilt hat utilizing the ribbon trim from the original hat and vintage mother-of-pearl buttons.  Due to wartime fabric restrictions, women would often recycle old trims to make a new hat or dress look new.  Completing the ensemble are reversible cream and navy suede gloves and the original clutch handbag. 


OOAK hat and matching reversible Ultrasuede gloves from The Couture Touch.

Bracelet from Ashton Drake's "Mad About Mitzi" costume.

Model:  Ashton Drake's "Top This" Madra Lord enhanced with an Integrity articulated body.

Set Credits:

Backdrop from http://www.raihing.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spring Style, 1938

The thermometer reads, it's time for Spring Style.  Throughout the month, look for a fresh take on some old favorites modeled by Monolithic Studio's leading ladies.  First up, Madra Lord in a chic Spring/Summer ensemble, circa 1938.


Navy and white dotted dress, straw hat, and matching purse are from Ashton Drake's "Sunday Afternoon" costume designed by Abigail Haskell, Young Designers of America Winner.

The short, fitted jacket is from Integrity's "Gilty Girl" ensemble.

The navy and white dotted turban worn under the hat is from Tonner's Brenda Starr "Bathing Beauty" swim ensemble.

Gloves, shoes, and bracelet are from Integrity.  Earrings and necklace are from Ashton Drake.

The corsage was made from an artificial flower.

Model:  "Cold Shoulder" Madra Lord from Ashton Drake.

Set Credits: 

Chair from Ashton Drake.

Backdrop wall from http://www.raihing.com

Floor is a shiny black poster board.