Monday, June 13, 2016

The Little Gray Jacket

Suited for Versatility.
















Gray is neither black nor white, but a combination of the two. It's quietly elegant and sophisticated. Gray is a neutral and a perfect backdrop for unexpected pops of color such as red, turquoise, or violets. 

Ivy Jordan
Monolithic Studios' lady director Ivy Jordan looks smart in a soft palette of gray, taupe, and cream. The beautifully tailored gray jacket from Integrity's "Suited for Fur" ensemble has been updated by removing the lavender "mink" cuffs for maximum versatility. The jacket is paired with the houndstooth skirt from Ashton Drake's "Afternoon Off", blouse from Bogue's Vogues, and spectator shoes from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Additional accessories include a delightful felt topper and taupe suede gauntlet gloves from The Couture Touch. A chenille handbag and dramatic fur, both from Ashton Drake, complete the ensemble.  

Ivy Jordan
Miss Jordan changes the look of her suit ensemble by adding a black skirt, shoes, and purse from Sandra Stillwell, and a matching scarf from Mattel. Hat and pin are from The Couture Touch. Fur is borrowed from Integrity's "C'est Moi" Madra Lord, and gloves and bracelet are from Ashton Drake. 

Gene Marshall
The little gray jacket dresses up in dramatic fashion by reuniting it with its original dress and adding the turquoise scarf from Integrity's Swim-suited to a "T" costume. Hat, gloves, snakeskin belt, and earrings are all from The Couture Touch. Fur from miniature furrier PD Root, brooch from Integrity, and purse from Sandra Stillwell. 

Credits:

Fashion and Color by Mary Garthe, Rockport Publishers, Inc. 1995.

Photo courtesy genemarshalldoll.com
The original "Suited for Fur" is from Integrity's 2007 Silver Screen Gene Marshall Collection.

Color Deal Ivy Jordan is from Integrity.
Blue Belle Gene Marshall, enhanced with an Integrity articulated body, is from Ashton Drake.



6 comments:

  1. Love these combinations. Very creative. I need that fur for C'est Moi now . Never even looked at it before . So versatile

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    1. Thank you! It is amazing how a small change can make such a big difference. Melissa

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  2. You are an endless wealth of creativity! I've never thought of deconstructing outfits and removing bits I don't like! I'm going to give it a try! And I would SOOO love to have your hat in the last picture! Avante-garde perfection! Megin

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    1. Thank you Megin! I have been wanting to do this for quite some time. I like the original but this is so much more versatile. Don't you just love those over-the-top hats! It's one of my fave styles. Thanks again Megin!

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  3. Yes! I love your hats! I would be your best customer if you sold them!!!

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    1. I'll let you know if I ever get back to sewing and selling. Sometimes life just gets in the way. I so appreciate your kind support Megin. Melissa

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