Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vintage on the Runway, Dita in Howard Greer

 Dita Von Teese in what looks to be a vintage 1940's Howard Greer gown...or a good copy.

Howard Greer gown from the archives of Dorothea's Closet Vintage.

From the VFG website:
"Greer opened Greer, Inc. in Los Angeles late in 1928 with a legendary star-packed opening. He was the first major costume designer to take the leap of establishing his own couture house. He started with custom design, then added ready to wear alongside it by 1947. After that his clothing was sold around the country and he was in the top tier of American ready-to-wear designers . Greer specialized in cocktail and dinner dresses that he specifically designed to look good seated at a table with stunning necklines.....In many ways, he remained true to his training as a costume designer. He didn’t follow the padded shoulder line of the 1940s, and liked to work with black combined with a range of pinks for contrast."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Photo Post: The last of The Summer

I know it is October, but here in Central Arkansas the summer is still hanging on by it's fingernails.
Just a few more days of 80's and then it looks like real fall might be around the corner.
I brought in the last of the Zinnias the other day and took a few pictures.

Also. TOMATO PIE. I got a hand full of green tomatoes from my mom about 3 weeks ago and just left them on the shelf and a last week they began to turn. Ate one last night, yummy as can be so I cut the rest up and made a tomato pie.
It is, as always, delish.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vintage Lilli Ann Coat on Dita?


Is it vintage? Not sure, but if it is I would not be surprised if it is a Lilli Ann coat.
Very dramatic.
Here's a few scans I have from early 50's Vogues.

Via Tom and Lorenzo.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Photo Post: Evil Cat is Hungry

Evil Cat pondering who (whom?) to eat first.

We ran out of cat food yesterday.
Luckily we got to the shop this morning before she decided the dogs would do.