Monday, September 30, 2013

Nettie Rosenstein Peplum Dresses, 1942

Photo from Harper's Bazaar, September 1942
Two dresses that look like suits.  These Nettie Rosenstein dresses with peplum effect were designed exclusively for I. Magnin and were available in black, brown, or red.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Versatile Miss Marshall

J'Adore Gene Marshall
Miss Gene Marshall, Mel Odom's latest incarnation of Monolithic Studios' iconic film star, demonstrates her style versatility spanning two decades.

The sensational slack suit and embroidered gloves from Ashton Drake's Star Wardrobe Collection are paired with the blouse accented with a chenille flower from "Fashion Plot". Accessories include the hat from "Smart Set", walking stick from "Blonde Lace", OOAK cigarette holder from Mystyna, and fabulous fur from PD Root.  Miss Marshall's size 4-5, white blonde, synthetic mohair wig called Marcel is from facetsbymarcia.

The jacket, gloves, and blouse are paired with the charcoal grey, pleated skirt from Integrity's "Daily Threads".  A wool felt, scoop-brimmed hat from The Couture Touch perfectly complement Miss Marshall's restyled blonde wig cap borrowed from Phoenix Gene Marshall. The train case is from Ashton Drake's "Fit For a Queen".

JAdore Gene Marshall is a Fashion Doll Quarterly exclusive BJD by Mel Odom & JamieShow.

Set Credits:
CED table
Telephone from "A Hot Day in Hollywood" Accessory Set

Monday, September 16, 2013

Knox Suit Hats, 1942

Knox Hat advertisement from Harper's Bazaar, September 1942

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Just Her Type

Miss Madra Lord wears the tweed jacket from Robert Tonner's "Just My Type" Brenda Starr suit ensemble, updated with pockets made from the original matching tweed skirt, with a black pleated skirt from The Couture Touch.  Blouse, gloves, shoes, and pin are from Integrity.  Fur from Ashton Drake's "Sparkling Seduction" and purse from "Little Black Dress" costume.  Hat is from Nouveau Hats by Sharon.  The Jeweled Cat Madra Lord is from Integrity.

Monday, September 9, 2013

American Ladies Tailor, Fall/Winter 1947-48

American Ladies Tailor and Les Parisiennes was a catalog of made-to-order suit and coat designs published 9 times a year by American-Mitchell Fashion Publishers Inc., New York. The following scans are from the September 1947 issue.  Enjoy the fashion show.....

Cocktail suit with broadtail-trimmed collar and draped peg pockets.

Two smart suits with fabulous pocket detailing.  Love the striped hat and matching jabot accessorizing the suit on the left.

On the left: Nutria-trimmed suit with peplum pockets.  Right: Spectator suit with fur-trimmed bertha collar and triple-tiered pockets.

Smartly styled checked suit with shirtwaist collar and extra roomy pockets.

On the left: Single-breasted suit with double-flap pockets, and button detailing that continues right into the slim skirt.  Right: The long silhouette is emphasized in the soft and supple lines of this smartly tailored suit.

Two fabulous Persian-trimmed suits.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Barbie in Buenos Aires

Barbie pairs the jacket, scarf and hat from Integrity's 2013 Direct Exclusive "Buenos Aires Victoire Roux" dressed doll ensemble with a matching long and narrow Ultrasuede Facile skirt from The Couture Touch.  A touch of mink, a floral corsage, a delightful structured handbag, and of course gloves complete this chic 1950's style suit.  Lingerie Silkstone Barbie doll is from Mattel.

Monday, September 2, 2013

High, Wide & Handsome Hats, 1942

Advertisement from Harper's Bazaar, September 1942

Exclusive collection of Autumn hats for the French Shop at Carson Pirie Scott & Co., Chicago.