Thursday, March 31, 2011

Did someone say hats?

Easter's almost here, so I thought you'd enjoy a video of vintage photos, all featuring hats. It's inspiration for the Easter Parade.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha............


I am fairly certain that my sister wore this dress in 1976, when she was crowned Prom Queen at our high school in Missouri.

She was teensy - about 90 lbs - and always dated the cutest boys in the school. She was also the student council president. And, although she played strings, she had to march in band in order to get a grade, so she just marched, sans instrument (it's hard to march with a string bass, especially when you are 5'1" and 90 lbs). She was the only band member who spent her whole time marching simply waving at people. She's a nut.

So yep, this dress is one that made it hard for me to follow my larger than life big (tiny) sister. But that's ok, because we moved the next year, and no one at the new school knew that I was the sister of an over-achieving Munchkin. I love her death, though, and still tease her about the fact that I can probably rest my chin on the top of her head.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Belated St Paddy's!


And what better way to say it than with the beautiful Irish lass, Maureen O'Hara? I don't know what year the photo is from, but it's 40s at its best. She is breathtaking. This is a prime example of vintage photography, where the lighting sets off the beauty, and the simplicity of the clothing doesn't detract from the subject. She is simply gorgeous.

And look what I found: a book that I MUST have. Movie-Star Portraits of the Forties. Can you imagine how beautiful that must be? Buy it here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A lady isn't dressed.........



Unless her legs are too. I wish I knew who the model was.

From my friend Tina, at What-I-Found Sewing patterns.