Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gene's Rejuvenating Day at the Salon


This is a story of a beautiful star saddened by her ever increasing sallow body. With options dwindling, what's a gal to do? A day at the salon for a body transplant might just be the answer.

Ready for her treatment to begin.
Photo courtesy History in Photos
Beginning the face softening procedure. 
Photo courtesy Mashable

And in no time, Miss Marshall emerges refreshed with a new and improved body. Not only does she look and move like a supermodel but even thinks she's a bit taller. And her skintone is just the way she likes it. Now she is off in search of the perfect fashion for her new look.

Charmed Traveler by D.A.E. Originals
Hat and belt are from The Couture Touch. Gloves and bracelet are from Ashton Drake. Shoes and "alligator" train case are from Robert Tonner. Circa late 1940's.

Feather in Her Hat from the Anne Harper Collection
by Robert Tonner
Jewels, gloves, and phone are from Ashton Drake. Circa 1940's.

A Woman of Means from Sandra Stillwell's Hollywood Ahoy Event
Hat is from The Couture Touch, fur from Mattel, and shoes from Robert Tonner.  Jewels and gloves are from Ashton Drake. Scottie dog is from PD Root. Circa 1930's.


Ahh...There is nothing like a day at the salon!
Photo by Nina Leen for Time.
Now she just needs some more clothes. Oh, wardrobe......


Credits:

  • Essentially Gene Blush is from Integrity. (Photo courtesy Gene Marshall Wikia.) 
  • Miss Marshall's custom hairstyle is from Jim Gaddis.
  • Vita replacement body for Gene Marshall is from Horsman.



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.

Cast

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.

Credits:

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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Hollywood Diva's Fall Wardrobe Picks

From day wear to cocktails, Monolithic Studios' resident diva extraordinaire Miss Madra Lord takes a fresh look at old favorites. And look for hats to play a starring role.


Madra goes to the head of the class in "Chocolate Truffle", designed exclusively for her by Jim Howard, for Ashton Drake's 2001 Gene Marshall Collection. The delightful hat is borrowed from an OOAK Barbie doll suit ensemble, artist unknown.


Cocktail hour calls for the luscious "Bandolier Morado" silk suit from Sandra Stillwell's Golden Gate Glamour Event. A marvelous little hat from The Couture Touch and a black waist bow (borrowed from "It's A Cinch" Gene Marshall) play a supporting role.

Madra Lord

Credits:

Spotted in Manhattan Madra Lord is from Mel Odom and Jamieshow. Miss Lord's coifs were provided by Facets by Marcia (Brittany wig in Pale Blonde) and Jamieshow (Lamour wig cap in Lite Blonde), respectively.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday America!


Victoire Roux gams it up as a 1940's pin-up wearing "High Tide", the delightful Vanessa Perrin costume, from Integrity's 2007 Style du Jour Collection. The platform shoes were a lucky doll show find. Umbrella is from Ashton Drake. Buenos Aires Victoire Roux is from Integrity.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Say Hello to Summer

For the best dressed gal in town.... A crisp, summer-cool frock to take our favorite miniature star through her busy day.

Gene Marshall
A vibrant print, flirty peplum, and interesting trim detail highlights this circa 1940's two-piece cotton dress. And to top it all off, a black felt hat styled to complement Miss Marshall's pompadour.

Credits:
OOAK dress and hat are from The Couture Touch.
Gloves, jewelry, and chair are from Ashton Drake.
Handbag is from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection.
Film Fatale Gene Marshall, enhanced with an articulated body from Integrity, is from Ashton Drake. Coif is from the salon at The Couture Touch.