My favorite movie of all time is Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York city in the 50's was so ultra glamorous, so romantic. I just love the music, fashion and style of that time. I love the 40's too, if a Joan Crawford movie is on TV I have to watch it. I pay as much attention to the movie set and costumes as I do the story & acting. It's no surprise my favorite show on TV these days is Mad Men, I think it's brilliant. Besides being well written, the style of the show blows me away.
Poor tortured Betty, so beautiful, married to a rat.
I was raiding a friends storage unit for fabric last week and came across some artist renderings that caught my eye. I don't know if these came from an advertising agency or where just amateur fashion sketches, either way I think they're wonderful.
There is a set of 8, all done in gauche & ink, signed simply Robert.
I did a google search on Marquise Originals and found a pair of 1940 pumps on Etsy for $78.
It seemed like such a romantic time.
Love this Air France ad, can you imagine the days when you dressed like this to jet off to Paris!
The same raid produced this student handbook from a beauty school. The 'Lee Self' school of hair design in El Paso was doing some pretty 'progressive' designs for their day!! It must have taken 1000 bobby pins to achieve these do's. Remember pin curls?