So, what's the connection today? It's the ostrich feather hat and 50s princess coat I am wearing.
I originally posted this ad below here in a segment on 1952 fashion. I've seen thousands of vintage fashion advertisements and there are certain ones which linger. This advertisement was one of them. The hat and the coat echo 50s glamour. I set out seeing if I could find this hat. I found this hat on ebay and it's so remarkably close that I just wonder if it isn't from the same designer and period. The princess coat I am wearing is velvet and not Alaska Sealskin but this coat very much reminds me of the advertisement. This is the coat that I bought over the summer that I just had to go back and get. This coat has a wonderful built-in tulle to create even more of an illusion of fullness in the "skirt" area.
What do you think? Pretty darn similar to the ad!
I also wanted to share with you some other images of the black velvet princess coat taken just before the leaves started to turn bold colors this past fall photography by Will Cook.