Monday, July 27, 2015

Sentimental Journey

With it being 100+ degrees it can be a little challenging figuring out what to wear. You don't have to resort to slumming it in the heat and looking like a slob. A little sun dress never hurt anyone. Featured in this post is this gorgeous 1940's inspired tea dress by Victory Parade, a fabulous 40's/50's dress reproduction company out of Manchester, England.

This dress is perfect for wearing on vacation and has a fun summer vibe with it's oriental style koi fish and bamboo pattern. You can find more tea dresses by Victory Parade at this link

I wanted to show how you can wear this if you were to go out of town, featuring an old Samsonite suitcase and straw/wicker bag, common in the 40's and 50's. I was inspired by Dita Von Teese's bag she is able to pair with almost every outfit. You can see three looks of hers featuring this type of bag:

I want to thank a lovely woman I met at a garage sale, Erin Acuff. Not only do we share the same name but also a mutual love for everything vintage. I bought two 1950's cardigans, a 1950's dress, this suitcase and bag, 1940's cowgirl boots, and a Cole of California 1950's swimsuit, all for under 20 bucks from her.

Cat eye glasses, vintage screw back pearl earrings, and a vintage oriental fan all purchased from thrift stores.

I absolutely love victory rolls and I was inspired mostly by Betty Grable's hair. Here's a famous studio portrait of her:

I waited the longest time to buy these 1940's deadstock beauties from my favorite vintage store Bon Ton. I love this style day shoe they used to wear and they can go with any outfit. 

Thank you to Victory Parade for this amazing dress! It fits like a glove. 

I leave you off with the song that inspired my title! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wade College - Student Showcase

(Photo credit to Price Oglive)

Last week my school Wade College put on a wonderful student showcase featuring the hard work shown through our fashion design students. We have some serious talent at our school and it's very apparent on the runway. I took some shots of the show to share with everyone, so enjoy the works of my fellow classmates!

But first, here's what I wore to the event:

I wanted to go for an early 50's inspired outfit with vintage accessories. Below is a pair of earrings from the 40's made in West Germany, given to me by my boyfriend. 

Here is a great find from a Salvation Army that I paid $12.00 for: vintage Celine heels. If you didn't already know, Celine (created by Celine Vipiana) was originally built on making children's shoes in the mid to late 40's. Only until the 50's did they start making leather accessories, then in the 60's began designing clothing. 

It only made sense to pair some seamed stockings with this look.

Here is a shot from the top of my school's building. It's really nice to go to school in a building with so much natural light. 

Let the show begin! Here are some of my favorite looks that I was able to capture.

Overall it was a beautiful show with some incredible pieces by our designers. Thank you to everyone that helped put the show together. I can't wait for the next one! To see more photos of the show by Price Oglive, check out Wade College on Facebook and be sure to click like!