(Outfit: 1940s dress; antique collar; thrifted basket purse; Vigoss oxfords)
Because I'm a first-rate pack rat collector, my bedroom is like a wonderful collage of old bits and bobs. I have all these little portraits of lovely ladies from the past tucked everywhere; my old photographs provide me with endless inspiration as to how real, everyday women in the early 20th century did their hair and wore their clothes. As I'm getting acquainted with my new cropped 'do (I promise I'll stop obsessing over it soon, hehe!) my little clippings and photographs of '20s and '30s girls give me a good look at easy and pretty styles to try. Plus they're just all such gorgeous gals, I thought I'd share some of my favorites!
Here's a real elegant lady; I like her fur, very glamourous!
A clipping from a 1933 Montgomery-Ward catalog (don't fret, the catalog was all torn and ruined, I wouldn't have cut it up otherwise!)
A cute li'l '20s girl with a Louise Brooksian bob.
A '20s or '30s advertisement. I wish I could look like this every day!
This woman's stunning dress, high heels, and immaculate finger waves had me in raptures!
And now here's a familiar face; I just wanted to show off my "new" antique crochet lace collar, it's darling! It's hard to date these things, but I'd guess it to be from the first quarter of the 20th century, and it just cost me one dollar.
So sorry all these pictures are a bit out-of-focus; I dropped my good camera and broke the lens a few weeks ago, so I've been making do with our old cheap camera... and, well, it doesn't take kindly to indoor lighting!
I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits!