Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Then & Now ~ Black Lace Overlay

Then

Evening Dress  Madeleine Vionnet, 1935  The Victoria & Albert Museum

 Now

2013 S/S Alannah Dress at darlingclothes.com

Matched Merch


Team Soap

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Then & Now ~ Black Layered Dress

Then

Mourning Dress  1870  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Almost Now

1952 Christian Dior  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Matched Merch


I'd Rather Be Wearing Steampunk

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

1940s Air Hostess Uniforms


There was a great display (at the International Terminal of SFO before we left for Singapore) on airline uniforms through the ages. I was particularly taken with this one:


It's the 1939 uniform for United Airlines. Isn't it adorable?

With Parasols! And look at the shoes!

Although, that said, I got mighty addlepated over the current Singapore Air hostess uniforms, because OH MY GOD. I nearly bought one for myself (you can in Little India) and then realized I am not an incredibly stunning Asian woman and it would look ridiculous on me.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Then & Now ~ Draped Red Gown

Then

1970s Madame Grès, The Philadelphia Museum of Art

 Now

2014 Catherine Malandrino

Matched Merch



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Singapore Catch Up: 1880s Australian Lady, Fans, Parasols, and More


A few more Retro Rack things I encountered in Singapore:

At the National Gallery Artists and Empire exhibit:



Reading an article on the plane, this adorable thing:


Found a wall of fans for Spohronia in Singapore's Chinatown:


And a beautiful collection of parasols:


I also learned a lot about historical dress in Singapore, but I'm saving that in case I decide to put it in an upcoming book.




Wear it well, Fashionable Reader.

Miss G
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