Thursday, 29 September 2011
Spring 1944, lovely big shoulders and a double button fastening that was popular for the rest of the 40s.
Spring 1947, A classic 40s style to wear over a suit no sign of the New Look here.
Autumn 1949,Big Swing Back coat with a sort of scarf hood, fabulous check.
Autumn 1949, Regency Style full, pleated coat in grey.
Autumn 1953, Flared coat with a stand up astrakhan and fur trimmed shawl collar.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Having changed over my wardrobe to winter clothes last week I suddenly need something summery again. I made this a few years ago from 2 different patterns one for the bodice and one for the skirt, the a bit later I made the bolero with the leftover fabric from a 3rd pattern. The fabric is a soft 50s cotton printed to look like applied braid. Smart but easy to wear.
But despite the warmth the swallows have left and the geese are on their way south.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Luminous corsage on sale at Woolworths
They were not actually very bright (and probably radioactive) and certainly not as chic as these two coats. Don't forget the Giveaway
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
It took me a few days to notice because the Blogger app in the side bar seems to only work when it wants to recently.
But I'm so happy that there are lots of you out there who share my interests and
like what I post, so to celebrate I'm having a giveaway.
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The prize consists of a large 1940s/50s rayon crepe scarf with a paisly design, Persephone Press' The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding, with matching bookmark and a 1930s copy of 'Confessions' magazine.
There are some incredible stories in this magazine, one deals with a blood transfusion from a murderess!! another is called Yellow Man's Bride (and he was a DOPE FIEND too!).
You should probably read this first and then go onto the comaprative calm of The Blank Wall :)
To enter you should be a member of my blog (you can join now), and leave a comment below.
I will draw the winner on Sunday 18th September at 7pm (GMT). I will post anywhere.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
This was not the only film to feature twins from the late 40s, if you're up for it there is also 'The Dark Mirror' (also 1946) starring Olivia de Havilland, a British contender 'Dual Alibi' (1948) starring Herbert Lom and in a slightly twisted way 'A Double Life' (1947) starring Ronald Colman.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Pink Satin and marabou with perspex from the mid 70s and gold brocade with medieval kings and queens or princes and princesses if you prefer from the mid-late 40s. My favourite style.
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
After Dinner Cocktail
1 measure Triple Sec
1 measure Apricot Brandy
1 large dash of lime juice
Stir together in a tumbler half full of ice, serve short.
Ginger, Lime and Brandy
Similar to the Moscow Mule but with brandy replacing the vodka.
1 measure Brandy
1/2 measure lime juice
top up with ginger beer, over ice.