In 1948 Dior was really hitting his stride and creating some incredibly special garments. In this post, I will be focusing on three of those garments, starting with the Diamant Noir cocktail dress. This amazing confection was made of burgundy changeant silk taffeta - and when I call it a confection, I mean … Continue reading Dior Sunday: 1948
Be still my heart! TheFrockDotCom on Etsy is selling an actual dress by Germaine Émilie Krebs, otherwise known as Madame Grès! Just have a look at the beauty of this draped and pleated wonder! I love the gorgeous red and all of those fabulous pleats! This dress would certainly turn any woman into a Grecian … Continue reading Behold! The Beauty of a Dress by Madame Gres!
The Dress Form on Etsy is having a huge Boxing Day sale - spend $10 CAD and get 50% off your order, and honestly, I couldn't help myself - I bought myself a 1960's dress. But not just any 1960's dress, a gorgeous purple strapless floor length formal dress that comes with a matching bolero … Continue reading A Dream in Purple Chiffon
Yesterday was the sad end of my Let's Take 1930's Home Economics Together series, featuring Dulcie Godlove Donovan's The Mode in Dress and Home. But today, for the holidays, I have a special bonus post for the fans of the series! My edition of the book had an appendix that was not featured in the … Continue reading A Little 1930’s Home Economics Holiday Surprise ❤
Last week, we learned about family life in Lesson Twenty-Two: The Family in the Home from Dulcie Godlove Donovan's "The Mode in Dress and Home," published in 1935. This week, we will learn how to have good manners and be socially acceptable (!), in our last lesson, Lesson Twenty-Three: Home Conduct and Social Acceptability. (Click … Continue reading Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Twenty-Three, Final Lesson
Last week, we learned about child care in Lesson Twenty-One: Helping with the Children from Dulcie Godlove Donovan's "The Mode in Dress and Home," published in 1935. This week, we will be starting Unit Six: The Family and Its Relationship and learn about navigating family life with good manners and respect, caring for ill family … Continue reading Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Twenty-Two
My copy of this issue of Le Petit Echo De La Mode is unfortunately incomplete, but the fashion illustrations are absolutely beautiful and I love looking at the 1930's dresses! Since I love these so much, I thought you guys might like them too, so I made another PDF to share with you! Just click … Continue reading Le Petit Echo De La Mode, July 19th, 1936 Free Download!
I have loved Edward Gorey's illustrations and stories for as long as I can remember. He had such a wonderfully beautiful yet morbid artistic style that was thrilling even to an eight year old. My mom had some of his books and I just loved to read them and look at all of the amazing … Continue reading Appreciation for The Mysterious Mind of Edward Gorey
Last week, we learned about cleaning and meal planning in Lesson Twenty: Helping At Home from Dulcie Godlove Donovan's "The Mode in Dress and Home," published in 1935. This week we will be learning about child care with Lesson Twenty-One: Helping with the Children! (Click to enlarge and read pages) I hope you enjoyed this … Continue reading Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Twenty-One
Today's PDF is the last issue of Mode Du Jour in my collection! Just like the last two, this one is in two parts. I really love the clothes in this issue, especially the little Sailor blouse/skirt combo that is very briefly featured! You know me and vintage Sailor-style clothing! Click here for part Mode … Continue reading Mode Du Jour, May 20th, 1954 free download!