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

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