I thought I would share this lovely hat. It wasn't listed as a "Victory" hat when I bought it, but you can clearly see it has the patriotic V attached to it. I also love the splash of red from the feather.
Coat is from the 1930's. It's great to wear when the weather is a little nippy (or a lot nippy). The coat does have a glamourous feel about it and I certainly feel transported when I wear it. My husband isn't a big fan of fur but I find that accents of fur can be quite glamourous and this type of look was so much apart of the 30's and 40s that I just adore this coat. I was going to wear it into the city one day awhile back and my husband thought I'd get sprayed or something. I thought he was a little extreme about it lol. Have any of you had any rude encounters wearing vintage fur? I'm like most vintage clothing lovers in that I wouldn't buy today's fur but why not enjoy this slice of history? I'd much rather wear this coat than a fake fur accent from a Made In China coat from a department store.
On a different note, I've been hard at work trying to create some looks for an upcoming photo shoot. I want to recreate "the New Look" outfit I've blogged about in the past. I've been trying to avoid the corset route as it's difficult to maneuver in these buggers. I've tried a retro girdle to see what effect this has and although subtle the corset is better. I have to do some more thinking about this.