This hat is pretty wild right? I don't wear it often, for sadly few occasions call for such fabulous frippery as this ridiculous hat! I made it several years ago and piled on the ostrich feathers and ribbons. Somehow it may be more suited to a bustle gown than 1940's fashions, but the 40s saw some pretty crazy tilt hats so I think I can get away with it.
This black dress was also made several years ago, as I made it to wear to my university graduation ceremony under my voluminous black graduation gown. There are things I would change about the dress for sure, mostly the shoulders/straps/sleeves area. One day I may lower the hemline too as there is plenty of fabric folded into the hem to do so. Still, the cotton sateen is nice and I like the silly side drape. I kept the rest of my outfit monochrome as to not distract from my hat, choosing a black belt, gloves, and shoes. The necklace is one of my favorite vintage finds ever and is dreamily renaissance inspired mid-century goodness. My ultimate dream would be to find matching earrings out there in the world someday!
I've just noticed my hair looks so short here! It's just because I used a small sized curling iron producing tighter curls. I'm still practicing more 40s-ish styles, and the front of my hair is actually pulled up in a bit of a poodle underneath my hat here, though you can't really tell in these photos. Luckily it was an overcast day (yes, I long for cloud cover) meaning for once I am not squinting! Small victories :) This is a lot of hat to wear out in public here in suburbia, so tell me-- what is the craziest "vintage" item you have worn around town?
|Dress, Earrings & Hat: Made by me|
Belt & Gloves: Vintage