Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pretties for Pettigrew

I had planned to keep my main blog and my Etsy shop blog separate, so as not to barrage non-shopping bloggers with my shop wares, but I couldn't resist posting the Gatsby dress selection and now this post here as well. Yes, I'm a temptress. Feel free to look away ;)

I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking the costumes in the 2008 movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day are just absolutely dreamy.  Well, it has come to my mind that at least three frocks in my Etsy shop are Pettigrew Perfect.   Specifically, the late 30s midnight blue velvet dress shown below is a ringer for the one Miss Guinevere P. wears in the climactic lounge scene of the film; the middle blue chiffon evening gown and jacket set would be divine on Pettigrew's charge, Delicia LaFosse (though I believe it is mid-30s, whereas the film is late 30s, the color and style would look heavenly on her); the third exquisite black with white soutache trim frock would look dazzling on Miss P., though I think the chic shop owner who gives Miss P. her high fashion makeover would keep it for herself.  All these Pettigrew Pretties are for sale in my Etsy shop.  Happy Saturday!
















7 comments:

Andi B. Goode said...

Wow. They really are great matches, aren't they? I didn't become fully engrossed in the film, except for the costumes. That was the biggest draw for me! They're wonderful. =D
-Andi x
PS LOVED your comment on my Teddy Girls post. Realised it sounded a bit odd for me to say wasn't interested in revival as I dress in 40s/50s style all the time. ;] But I meant I didn't want to see it torn apart and sewn back together as something empty like happened to punk, and others. But definitely agree I'd rather see girls dressing thoughtfully than how some do. (It's nearly midnight so my brain is not completely on, right now...time for bed!). Anyway, it's all made me think and given me something else to write about, I think.

BaronessVonVintage said...

You make a GREAT point, Andi. I think the author of the book REBEL SELL kinda hits the nail on the head. The "Cool hunters" hired by big companies have helped turn countercultural fashion movements into mainstream commodities (as you note, the Punk aesthetic is a sad example of that...thanks alot Avril Lavigne, too). When you think of the Teddy Girl style in these terms, I TOTALLY get what you MEAN! xoxo

Kelley Anne said...

I loved that movie! It was so sweet and dizzy and the costumes were just beautiful. You have some lovely items in your shop. I wish I had a place to wear them:)

Trixie said...

I love Amy Adams! She is SO cute!

Those are great dresses - I especially love that pale blue one!

garofit said...

oh yes, i've seen that blue dress in your shop, wonderful!

Celestial Charms said...

Yes, the dresses from the movie are refected in those lovelies in your shop. I enjoyed that movie, especially for the period frocks, architecture, and especially the set decorating.
Sweet movie.
Maureen

Pixie Drive-In said...

This movie made me LOVE Amy Adams. Actually, it was such a great one all around, and I agree about the superb costumes!