Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cover Girl Madra Lord is the Toast of Manhattan

Madra Lord poses for the cover of Vogue in Sandra Stillwell's ultra chic Cover Girl 3-piece suit ensemble from her Toast of Manhattan Event. Perfectly coordinated accessories include a dramatic toque, gloves, belt, handbag, earrings, and leopard-trimmed shoes (not shown). The pin is from The Couture Touch.

Photo by Rawlings for Vogue, September 1, 1942
The original ensemble featured a Young-Timers' wool jersey two-toned dress topped with an overcoat of Forstmann wool with a leopard-stencilled lapin (rabbit fur) lining.  (Note: Wool linings were forbidden under the new wartime L-85 Government Regulations, but fur linings were legal and luxurious.)  Dress, coat, and hat from Henri Bendel.

"Spotted in Manhattan" Madra Lord is from JamieShow. Auburn wigcap borrowed from J'Adore Gene Marshall.


  1. Oh gosh! I've been admiring this outfit from Sandra since it came out! Guess I really need to order it before it's all gone! Gorgeous photos as usual, Melissa!

    1. Thanks Megin. I highly recommend this ensemble. The shoes are to die for. Sandra did a marvelous job with this one. Melissa

  2. Thank you for the lovely photo of the outfit! I contacted Sandra and she had one left! Yah! I'm love all the outfits I have from Sandra and look forward each year to her new designs.