This is me posing before leaving for the event. (I just got the vintage inspired leopard print cape two days before -- literally! I am glad I got to wear it!). (And what do you think of my wavy hair? It was my first time waving my super straight short bob hair. I tried to do vintage rolls but I just couldn't cut it with foam rollers - anyone with super straight bob hair has successfully created rolls? Please, I'd love your advice!)
And this is me without the cape -- in a 1930-inspired suit. This suit is inspired from Marsha Hunt's book called The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and the 40s and our World Since Then. I absolutely recommend and I love love this book. A must-read for anyone who loves vintage fashion -- there are pictures of 1930s suits, dresses, coats, shoes, hats, hairstyles -- anything you want to know. A very rich source of styling inspirations!
And I chose Oxford platform heels paired with white stocking. The clutch is more from the 1960s but I wore it anyhow because I couldn't find any other period-correct handbag in my closet (should be in my next shopping list?)
And, here's me at the event. I candidly placed my hand on the hand rail. Now that I look at this picture, I should have done vintage poses -- you know -- in those days, people seemed to always be looking away from cameras. They would have their hands on some furniture while looking sideways. And also, I learned other poses from three photographers who took my picture at the event (yes, three! Can you imagine - I was also surprised - and flattered - that they wanted my picture :D). The two poses are: 1) I face sideways with my eyes looking up to the lights in the ceiling, 2) I stand upright with my back facing the camera to show the details of my cape. I will definitely try these poses next time.
Oh, and this is me again :)
And here are some pictures of the attendees whose attire I love.
I had a great time at the event. And I already cannot wait to dress up for the Art Deco Preservation Ball in May!!
Leopard Print Cape - Macy's | Vintage Green Emerald Skirt - Empire Vintage Clothing (Palo Alto) | Clutch, Felt Hat with Feather, Jacket, Silk Blouse - Thrifted | Tights - Leggs | Gloves - Next UK | Shoes - Vintage Payless Shoe Source