Prelude To Winter
I picked up a vibrant cherry red 1940's swing coat on ebay a few weeks ago. So, why not step out in the snow?
Lately, I've been really drawn to vintage coats. The tailoring is so much nicer than something I'd find at Macy's today. I paid $90 for this charming coat, which I think was a great deal. It has a really old Lord and Taylor label that I also find fascinating. The red polka dot umbrella is also vintage which ends in a matching polka dot ball. This is the thrill of vintage when you find things you really love:)) I love that polka dots were in style in the 40s and 50s. I'm still looking for that perfect polka dot chiffon 50s dress that I have seen in the pages of vintage Vogue's.
Please no comments about Little Red Riding Hood:)
Detail of handle on 50s umbrella:
Detail of hood:
And, guess what I made it into the pages of Vintage Life Magazine! Isn't this a pleasant surprise? They were looking for people with their vintage coats and I'd just happened to take a picture of myself in my Lilli Ann coat a couple days prior....great timing!
Don't forget to join in on the fun of the contest in the previous post!