Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Peachy Keen

Wearing peach and black reminds me of Prince in the 80s.
Wasn't there a song on the Sign 'O the Times album that referred to it?
He wasn't exactly my inspiration today, but I still love him for all his weirdness, it was my random selection of necklaces that began this outfit.
It wasn't until I was hunting around for a bag that I remembered my 1960s vanity case and in a flash of inspiration, thanks to the saucy Helga von Trollop, I grabbed it.


The dress is a very late 1930s/early 1940s number when this shade of peach crepe was all the rage.
Hemlines were start to get higher after the Great Depression's longer lengths.
I'm guessing it was made before the WWII clothing restrictions were implemented in 1942 in the U.S., as the intricate, draped bodice details would never have passed the War Production Board's strict guidelines.
The dress is from California.



Piling on the junk just seems so right.


I'm wearing glass beads from the 1930s, 1950s pearl strands and diamantes, a 1970s mirror pendant on a black satin ribbon and some gold junk thing.
Also wearing my fave "new" lucite bangles from Antique4Unique's Etsy shop.
Kitsch comic-print wedges and black eyeshadow compulsory;).





22 comments:

The Elegant Bohemian said...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE that dress! Just stunning! It's much harder for me to find vintage that goes that far back. It's soooooo pretty and the color suits you to a tee! Serene

Franca said...

it's all very lovely but the shoes! the shoes!

Franca said...

I meant that the shoes are extra amazing, not that i like everything but the shoes!

Vintage Vixen said...

That colour is just glorious on you and I love how you've piled on the junk jewellery, you can never have too much of a good thing, can you?
The vanity case is just awesome and the shoes...wow! I adore them. xxx

Helga! said...

Jaysus Mary & all the saints thats a fabularse look,love! Divine frock,and vanity case(drool worthy),and every other detail is sublime!! I adore the piled on junk,I'm really rather inspired by that,in fact! Ah,just so much of a great thing!! I love it!!
xxx

pip a la chic said...

Ooo I love the colour of the dress. Looks lovely on you. x

RETRO REVA said...

Holy moly, I don't know where to begin!
Everything you are wearing is so beautiful, especially the dress and beads.
I also LOVE the sheer dress you wore a while back with the lace front with the leggings peeking from beneath ! I want is, so if you ever get tired of her, I have first dibs ;)
xXxX
Reva

Terri said...

The bodice on this dress is very nice, and those wedges...I wish I had a pair.

la mì said...

you are very very pretty! and your outfit is very elegant!

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Rosa&Carlotta said...

Love the peach dress! I really looks great on you :D
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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Ooooh I love this!

Dear Girl said...

im in love to your shoes=(

Lidia Bimbi said...

The color of this dress is so pretty! And your shoes are so gay!

fashiondevotion said...

Great dress! I love that colour on you xxx

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sacramento said...

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, at last. I couldn´t get to you through Mozilla. Your blog was blocked to me. noooooooooooooooooooo.
Now back to normal.
You look so stunning I had to tell you.
Un abrazo amiga mía.
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Emmett Katherine said...
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Emmett Katherine said...

I love the way crepe dresses fall, so beautiful Your vintage number is quite lovely.

Although its not specific to this post I keep meaning to let you know I really like your hair style. The cut (fun) and colour (who doesn't want to be a blond?!)are great!

~Em K

ps. had to delete first comment to fix a spelling mistake!

Cloud of Secrets said...

I hadn't realized that wartime clothing design was so limited in its details. I guess every extra pleat meant more fabric consumed.

That shade of peach crepe should still be all the rage -- it's lovely!

And I like your array of necklaces, a treasure pile of color, twinkle, and texture.

devilishlypleasurable said...

my oh my i love how you piled on the accessories. . i love to do that to and make an excuse that i was a christmas tree in a past life. .and you sure look fab this way! oh. . and your gorgeous shoes? i kept looking at them!

Misfits Vintage said...

You Got the Look by Prince has the line 'colour me peach and black, colour me taken aback' - how fab is that! I have just stumbled across your blog (thanks Helga and Vix!) and I'm so happy to have found you! Like everyone else, I LOVE those shoes! Sarah xxx

Veshoevius said...

Finally get to tell you how much I love this dress on you - what a treasure! And love all the jewellery you've piled on with it. Very glam!

cristina petre said...

lovely dress!!!!
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