Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bringing the 30s Back

The film Water for Elephants is inspiring fashion editors and viewers everywhere with it's lovely 1930s costumes. I saw the film over the weekend with my friends Helen and Emma and while the film had its issues (for me), I still found it really entertaining and oh so very pretty. Costume designer Jacqueline West fitted Reese out in gorgeous separates for day-wear (love that scarf), slinky bias cut gowns (which were worn sans underwear in the 30s) for evening, and sparkly, revealing costumes for the big top scenes. I loved the art direction too; the big top scenes were fantastic.
And yummy Rob Pattinson looks great in a vest, and vintage undies, and a tuxedo, and braces ...
Okay, okay, he looks good in anything at all.

The 1930s may have been a time of economic woe, but the high fashions of the time were all about sleek glamour. For example, here are a few gorgeous & genuine 1930s frocks that Dorothea's Closet uploaded to the site this week. Lovely, huh?

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