Thursday, August 31, 2017

Society Column

"Constance Morgan is young, rich, and a little spoiled. Mayhem ensues, when on a lark, she takes over the society column at a newspaper owned by her best friend's father." Thus is the premise of Monolithic Studios' 1941 comedy starring Gene Marshall as Constance Morgan and Ivy Jordan, stepping in for Madra Lord who developed a case of laryngitis, as best friend Edna Black.

Smart and stylish suits are the costumes of choice for our incomparable leading ladies.

Miss Gene Marshall
High style is the headline of the day. A marvelous black suede topper accented with Persian lamb add drama to Miss Marshall's ensemble. Suit, hat, and color-blocked gauntlet gloves are from The Couture Touch. Fur stole is from Integrity. Scarf is from Mattel. Cigarette holder is from Mystyna.

Miss Ivy Jordan
Miss Jordan is all business wearing a sharply tailored, pin-striped suit from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Accessories include a delightful striped tilt hat with matching gloves, and a blouse accented with an oversized bow; all from The Couture Touch. Fur is from PD Root. Handbag is from Ashton Drake.


White Orchid Gene Marshall is from JamieShow.
Moss Rose Ivy Jordan is from Integrity.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

More Scene Stealing Fashion for Fall, 1940s

Gene Marshall
Miss Marshall's Town and Country suit becomes a show stopper with the addition of a fabulous suede tilt topper accented with vintage feather detailing. There were many hat styles during the 1940's, but none more sophisticated than the tilt topper. The traditional topper was a stiff silk hat worn by men for formal day and evening occasions. Milliners took the distinctive style and fashioned it for women in various fabrications and trims.

Photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1946.
A Regency Dandy Suit, designed by Morris Kraus for the Suit Salon at Bonwit Teller in New York, is topped with a marvelous tilt hat with a unique crown shape. A simple, narrow hat band and veiling complete this smart style.

Gene Marshall
The same topper gives chic distinction to the dress from It's A Cinch. Additional accessories include gloves from D.A.E. Originals, bracelet from Ashton Drake, handbag from PD Root, and belt from The Couture Touch.

For more on tilt hats, you may also enjoy the following posts from the archives:
Tilt Hats, Part 1
Tilt Hats, Part 2

A 1940's Tilt Topper labeled NY Creations.
From the author's personal collection.


Shanghai Siren Gene Marshall, enhanced with an articulated body from Integrity, is from Ashton Drake.

"Town and Country" suit ensemble and "It's A Cinch" fashion are from Integrity. Additional accessories for Miss Marshall's updated "Town and Country" look include leather gloves and scarf from The Couture Touch.  Handbag is from Ashton Drake.

Miss Marshall's OOAK tilt topper is from The Couture Touch.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scene Stealing Fashion for Fall 1943

Miss Gene Marshall
Two legendary stars of Monolithic Studios show their distinctive fashion style just in time for Fall.

Gene Marshall
The accent is on high-style as Miss Marshall updates The Little Black Dress with striking accessorizing. Hat, gloves, corded handbag, belt, earrings, and shoulder cape are all from The Couture Touch. Cigarette holder is from Mystyna. Dress is from Ashton Drake.

Madra Lord
Doing Her Part to looking smart, Miss Lord pairs a classic, fitted jacket with a slim black skirt. Note the dashing accessories starring a simply chic hat. Jacket, gloves, handbag, and earrings are from Ashton Drake. Top and skirt are from Sandra Stillwell. Fur is from miniature furrier PD Root. Hat and brooch are from The Couture Touch.

Roll Credits:

Blue Belle Gene Marshall and Siren In the Night Madra Lord are from Ashton Drake. Both have been enhanced with an articulated body from Integrity.