As I was getting ready on Saturday, I thought it would be a nice day to wear the Coro Duette rhinestone pin I mentioned winning here. Of course, it topples from my hand onto the wood floor and I immediately hear the little tinkle sound of rhinestones scattering. For those inquiring minds, I lost three:( I thought this was a delicate thing to happen but I must remember these pieces are 60 years old. So, now I have to think about getting the rhinestones back into the brooch. It's either the jeweler or glue. But, these are really tiny. Anyone have this dilemma too? What did you do? Were you able to glue them in place. I think I might visit a jewelry out of curiosity. I wonder how much a jeweler would charge to glue in rhinestones. I'm not wearing the brooch in these images because I do want to see how I can fix it.
The sun was quite bright when these photographs were taken so some do appear a little washed out. It is interesting how having the correct light, even outside, makes all the difference. I really think I'd like to learn more about different camera settings, another thing to add to my to-do list
Lilli Ann Coat -masterly tailored and well made. It's a heavy coat and you have no fear of feeling cold in it. Wool and velvet with poet sleeves. A winter wardrobe staple, the only negative is no pockets. But, I guess who needs pockets when you've got gloves:) I was talking to my husband about this coat and he was asking what I thought this coat would have sold for in the 50's. I told him probably about $150 back then. If this was the case, this coat would be about $1,200 in today's money.
Schiaparelli Hat (cap velvet and silk) -ebay less than $20. I'm thinking this is late 40's. I really like this cap style. Has a certain charm to it. I'm not really a "pill box" hat lover. I can't quite get into pill box style maybe because with my facial structure it doesn't look quite right.
Jewelry - Eisenberg rhinestone clip and bracelet. I love rhinestones another reason I belong to the vintage eras.
Scarf -vintage Etsy
Dress -Etsy bought last fall. I think it was around $30 and what a steal of a deal it was. Very well made material (thinking a type of silk) inside has a red crepe lining.
Shoes- I planned on wearing these vintage boots I bought about a month ago and somehow couldn't find them so just ended up with frozen toes instead lol.
Detail of Eisenberg brooch:
Detail of dress:
I also recently picked up Return Engagement: Faces To Remember from 1984. Horst took pictures of many actresses at just the right time as some had died during the making of the book and others had died soon after. There is a plethora of actresses in the book from early Hollywood and "Precode Silent Film Hollywood". You can find it quite cheap. A lot of these actresses are still really quite glamourous even in their 80's. The one thing I do wish is that they would have put it in color. I'd recommend this book for the vintage hollywood fashion and film connoisseur as there were quite a few actresses I now can learn more about.