Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monolithic Studio's resident jazz artist Miss Violet Waters celebrates the glamour of Hollywood and the Silver Screen in stunning Italian jewels and silk evening gown by Camilli De Bellis of Coverdolls.
Swingtime Serenade Violet Waters is from Ashton Drake.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Spa Getaway Silkstone Barbie doll models an impeccably tailored, winter white, cashmere dress from the talented James Bogue of Bogue's Vogues. Topping the ensemble is a fabulous toque in black velveteen and satin. Shoes, gloves, bracelet, brooch, and hatbox are all from Mattel.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
|WWII Army couple|
|1940's Wedding couple|
|Early 1940's Wedding couple|
|The happy bride, groom & fabulous muff|
Courtesy Ephemera Obscura on Etsy
Madra Lord as a 1943 war bride!?! Only in the movies, my dear.
Monolithic Studio's film diva Miss Madra Lord makes a pensive war bride wearing Integrity's "Town and Country" taupe suit. The original buttons were replaced with beaded ones. Accessories include the wonderful 2-tone shoes from D.A.E. Originals, gloves and floral corsage from Ashton Drake, brooch and fur muff from Integrity.
Pool Pose Madra Lord from Integrity tops her suit with a delightful feathered hat from The Couture Touch. And tucked inside her muff....a prayer book.
|Line drawing of a similar suit style for 1943 by|
Pauline Weston Thomas courtesy
In warm weather, wartime brides often wore dresses instead of traditional suits. Two-piece dresses that looked like suits were a popular choice.
|Photo courtesy vintagebrideemporium.co.uk|
|Photo courtesy vintage.es|
My mom, on her wedding day in May 1944, wearing a blue 2-piece dress with black velvet epaulets.
|Cyril and Winifred Kirk|
September 9, 1940
Photo courtesy bbc.co.uk
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The hat from Ashton Drake's "Goodbye New York" suit ensemble gets a dramatic, asymmetric, over-the-top restyle from The Couture Touch. The original fur has been replaced with the fur trim from Madra Lord's "A Woman for All Seasons" suit and the bow from Miss Marshall's "Press Conference" hat. Gene's top is from "A Lady Knows", fur stole from Integrity's Marceline, and the necklace is from Madame Alexander. Symphony in G Gene Marshall is from Ashton Drake.
|Goodbye New York costume designed by|
Doug James for Ashton Drake's Gene Marshall Collection.
Photo courtesy Gene Marshall Wiki.com