I found this image of Ms Debbie Reynolds playing the Unsinkable Molly Brown in an issue of Good Housekeeping from July 1964. It's an interesting pic that they used to compare the gowns of costume designer Morton Haack to the real Molly's unabashed Nouveau Riche crossover look- they're two different worlds to me.
So here are some more of the Real Molly just for historical sake:
Well it's obvious from these past two pics that she loved Gros Point Lace.
In fact it's obvious she just loved ALL kinds of lace.
Floresita had a beautiful post today about native americans & what that means to her. Some beautiful watercolors too. I love this girl's hair- this is not a traditional native american look but I think it's gorgeous.
This has been the busiest summer I've ever had! I didn't even know I was this social. I will resume film studies and sussing out info of coming attractions... I'm excited about Mamma Mia!
But until that happens, we're going to stick with fun costume history references and design details.
Did you know that the Dover site has a cool feature where you can sign up and get free pics and clip art ever week- they send it right to your email along with info on sales and such. (Just check the "Free Samples" link on the left side.) Even if you're not a clip art user, I always save these pics every week and find them a great design reference.
This week one of the books featured was a great Women Illustrated book- check out this cutie bathing suit! I wish I had it for my Sunday beach trip... ooof I've been to too many BarBQue s this summer to keep sporting my old two piece. This would be much cuter:
I haven't had time to research new movie news lately so I'm going to show some great costume photos. This photo a random vintage find from Ephemerally Yours on Flickr. Clearly they/re supposed to be sunflowers- it's just surprising to me how large and bold the costumes are... you always think of the the early 1900s (I'm taking my best guess) as being delicate and soft. I wonder what sort of production they were for. Any guesses?
If you thought Wikipedia was great.... wait'll you get a load of the online visual dictionary Marriam-Webster has recently put out. Of course the section I love the best is the details of ancient clothing. It doesn't get overly specific, but it is alot better than the general stuff available in most places on the web.