Thursday, March 20, 2014

On The Plaza with Miss Gene Marshall

On The Plaza is an impeccably tailored suit ensemble from Sandra Stillwell's Holiday Collection that she presented at the 2013 Every Day's A Holiday event held in Kansas City. It was inspired by a Betty Rose design, circa 1950's.

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The Betty Rose label was trademarked in 1926 by the Stern-Slegman Prins Company, Kansas City, MO. The company designed women's coats and suits as well as girl's coats under the Betty Rose label.

This chic and sophisticated black and white tweed suit is accented with subtle shots of silver metallic thread woven throughout the fabric. The highlight is the perfectly scaled decorative tabs and Swarovski crystal buttons. Accessories include a red wool felt platter hat trimmed with wine velvet, red gloves, drop earrings, and the most marvelously detailed red-trimmed black suede shoes.

Join Miss Marshall On The Plaza as she models this fabulous suit styled by The Couture Touch.

The original hat was re-modeled to form a heart shape meant to be worn off the face. The fur stole is from Integrity's "C'est Moi" Madra Lord ensemble, shoes and purse are from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection, and the gloves are from Ashton Drake. A pre-made satin bow is tucked under the front overlay and accented with a tiny matching flower. A restyled "To Have and To Hold" Gene Marshall from Ashton Drake has been enhanced with an Integrity articulated body.

Perfect for Spring: red and black accessories. The perfect topper: the black straw hat from Mattel's Muffy Roberts Silkstone Barbie doll. Red gloves are from Robert Tonner, the red corsage and black alligator handbag are from Integrity, and the earrings and white with black dotted scarf are from The Couture Touch. J'Adore Gene Marshall is the FDQ Exclusive BJD from Mel Odom and JamieShow. She wears the black, one-bun chignon from JamieShow.

Another delightful Spring look courtesy of the OOAK floral hat from Hunter-Goldblatt Designs. Yellow scarf and black gloves are from Ashton Drake, the OOAK "lucite" handbag is from The Couture Touch, shoes are from Integrity. The tweed jacket is paired with a black skirt from Bogue's Vogues. A white with black dotted pre-made bow is again tucked under the front overlay for accent. "Cocoa Crisp" Gene Marshall is from Integrity.

A fabulous tilt hat from The Couture Touch and the fur drape from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection provide the drama and gives this 50's suit a 40's flair. Brooch and gloves are from Ashton Drake, and the handbag is from Mark Middendorf. The gray feathered hair ornament from Integrity's Rich Girl ensemble was re-purposed as trim for the hat. "Symphony in G" Gene Marshall is from Ashton Drake.

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