Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vintage Wedding Dress Inspiration

Wow, I'm so behind in my blogging! I will get back on track eventually. There's been so much to deal with lately! Anyways, I've decided to go with 1930's for my wedding gown. For fun I thought I would do some research and see what my favorite vintage ladies wore on their big days. Which is your favorite look? From the top we have Jean Harlow and Paul Bern in 1932. Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayers in 1934. Betty Grable and Harry James in 1943. Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra in 1951. Lana Turner and Bob Topping in 1948. My favorite dress would have to be Lanas, but you can't beat pin up girl Betty Grables hair with that huge flower. Love it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Gorgeous Lucite Purse

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been so busy trying to get all the wedding stuff organized! Anyways, I was just checking out Ebay for a vintage purse and look what I found! Now thats a wedding purse! Unfortunately I don't think I'll be bidding on this one, as it's already up to $325 and theres still 2 days left! Wow. It is beautiful though. Red glitter and lucite, I've never seen anything like it.
There's actually a silver little art deco bag I've had my eye on....I'll post a photo after I get it!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Fay Wray. I watched her in the original "King Kong" the other day, and I must say she has the best wardrobe! She's so cute! Apparently Fay's famous role in "King Kong" was turned down by Jean Harlow. It's weird, I've heard of so many movies in which Jean Harlow was offered a role but turned it down. I wonder how many of those rumors are true? Anyways, Canadian born Fay was also supposed to make a cameo appearance in the 2005 version of King Kong, but unfortunately passed away before the film was finished. I would love to see some other films starring Fay. I will have to look them up! Btw, isn't that dress she's wearing in the third picture gorgeous?!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Vintage Christmas Presents

Happy new year! Hope everyone had a good Christmas holiday! I received some amazing gifts this year, my favorites being vintage items from my boyfriend and sister. Here they are! The first is a gorgeous vintage powder box from my sister. The second is a 1950's or 60's plasic change purse that I'm using to hold my lipsticks. It has a shimmery gold design with dried flowers, so cute. Third is a pair of light blue vintage gloves with pretty decorative beads. Next is a vintage measuring cup that I'm guessing is from the 1950's. After that is an adorable little vintage celluloid container, which has a matching celluloid brush shown on the last photo. Last but not least is a vintage tobacco tin with a picture of pretty lady's face on it. I can't wait to find a dress to wear with those blue gloves!