I'm captivated with the late 1930's. The style was so refined and feminine with the tail end of deco influencing the fashion. I could spend countless hours pouring over the fashion magazines of this period. Wouldn't it be nice to shop in some of the department stores of this era?
My kids quite like this hat so it's fun when I put it on and they comment on it. My daughter also loves this coat. She says it looks nice and fuzzy. This is my first fur coat and it is from the 1930's. It honestly does take a bit of getting used too, to delve into fur. Of course, I would never buy today's fur. I kind of feel like a lot of my vintage counter parts in that it is already here and a part of history so why not enjoy the beauty and history of it? Fur does have a glamourous quality about it and was such a big part of the 1930's in terms of fashion history. My husband isn't a big fan of any kind of fur but sometimes you just have to experiment and wear things for your own enjoyment:)
While I was searching out vintage Vogue fashion magazines, I came to hear of the movie "Vogues of 1938". This movie sounded intriguing. I set out to see if I could watch it on YouTube or some other means and found the only way I could see it is by purchasing the DVD. It sat in my Amazon cart for awhile until one particular day when I thought I'd really like to see this movie, what am I waiting for? So, the DVD arrived and I've watched it a few times already. It's a great classic fashion movie. I don't regret buying the DVD. It's so fascinating to see the styles and fashion as they are played out on film. I love taking a step back in time and seeing these actors/actresses in 30s styles and I especially like it when they film in location shots and you can also try and absorb details in the background hoping to get tiny glimpses into the daily life of the 30's. The dialect, the mood, the style, the body language all different than today. Certainly, a trip down a historical path (as are most movies of these times). This movie is based upon a fashion designer so there are many great gowns and outfits presented. Of course, the hats are also amazing and are designed by Sally Milgrim . I also enjoyed the cabaret feel as the actors visited different types of music venues of the day. Of course, the storyline is different than you would see in a movie of today but I think this is what is charming. You have to take in all the elements of the movie. I'd certainly recommend this movie for the 3o's fashionista.
One criticism I would have about the movie is that I wish it was a re-mastered version as it would certainly be glorious to see these styles in a detailed fashion but it was in Technicolor!
Next on my agenda the old and new version of "Mildred Pierce".
Max Factor promo shot for "Vogues of 1938"