Saturday, February 20, 2010

{Style Inspiration} Seven Star Notions (1940)

  • In "Busman's Honeymoon," constance Cummings wears this green tweed suit, which has knitted sleeves with narrow borders of the tweed. Another good idea would be to wear a woollen blouse with the suit, edging the sleeves with strips of the tweed in exactly the same way.
  • Lace is still a first favourite as a trimming, and here is a very charming way of using it, again featured by Constance Cummings. In addition to the collar and cuffs, lace bands are inset on the sleeves and bodice of a black frock.
  • At the top of the page is the new star of "A Bill of Divorcement," Maureen O'Hara, in a hat of slate-blue felt, the "crown" of which consists of a strip of material swathed in "pin-wheel" pleats around a stiffened foundation.
  • As a change from ordinary white collar and cuffs, Ruth Hussey has strips of embroidery cut out applique-wise round the neck and on the sleeves of a plain, dark dress. Notice how the cut-work "cuffs" are put on at a slight angle.
  • The frock on the left, worn by Diana Lewis, would be quite attractive plain, with its wide swing skirt and "jelly-bag" pockets, but it is made twice as pretty by the addition of little sprays of flowers embroidered in brightly-coloured wools. Beads could also be used.
  • Ann Rutherford goes to tea-dances in this navy felt hat with its huge felt bow and white Mantilla braid worked into a circle of flowers. The crown of the hat is a small skull-cap affair, worn well back on the crown of the head.

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