Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumnal Flame

Drawing on the colour palette emerging in the forest as sugar maples shed their flaming leaves where I take my daily walks, and continuing on with my admiration for the fearlessness and playfulness with which women paired different colors in the 30s, I thought I would mention another 30s pairing that seems to have been popular and that I am really loving: orangy flame red (and reddish orange) with rich brown.  I'm currently making a brown crocheted hat and plan to add a cayenne red buckle to it.  I also think I might just assemble an outfit for this evening involving a red 30s dress and brown accessories.  In the mean-time, a couple of visuals to exemplify:  I especially want to point out the third image, which is an amazing 30s gown I acquired for my Etsy shop (yes, it's up for grabs, lovelies, so act quickly if you want to make it yours. I tried it on and it just doesn't fall properly on me, but due to the cut, it just fit my 35.5-26.5-38 mannequin, so would work well on someone this size or smaller even).  It is truly a work of art.  Made of rich rust brown silk velvet, with the most amazing sleeves that consist of flame colored silk velvet flowers sewn onto sheer organdy.  The ULTIMATE autumn deco diva gown.  The seaming on that beauty is out of this world (yet another facet of earlier 30s fashion that makes me swooon).  Well, I have in-laws coming in, which means I shall probably be scarce on the blog until Sunday or Monday.  Have a glorious weekend!

1930s Day Dress with velvet ascot, source unknown?!



1930s Dress (listed as 20s on their site), Morning Glorious Vintage

1930s silk velvet gown, coming to Adeline's Attic Vintage






10 comments:

Debi said...

WOW! The dress you've just acquired is AMAZING...so beautiful! Alas, too small in the waist for me! I love those two colors together as well!

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

Oh. my. lord. I would kill- KILL - to be back to the size to fit the red and black velvet. And I'd happily spend it. Red, black AND a massive bow? Ooooh... that's so me. You're taste is exquiste, Jill.

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

That's funny, I knew it was brown, I thought brown, but I typed black. In any case, I want. But hey ... wouldn't that fit you? ;)

iLiveinmyLab said...

That velvet and silk gown is to die for! And it's in my size! If only I had a glamourous event to wear something so fantastic to! I have a feeling I shall be dreaming about it all weekend...

Stefanie Valentine said...

Oooooh that velvet gown is soo nice, I want!

Celestial Charms said...

Love your newly aquired dress. Just look at those amazing sleeves. Perfect for the autumn.
Maureen

Wearing History said...

ACK! That dress coming to your shop is AMAZING!!!

Pixie Drive-In said...

Ohhhmygosh, the sleeves on the velvet gown! Love!!!

Ruby And Siel said...

They're so chic!
I've never thought that the combination of red and black could look chic! and I looove that second dress

nudeedudee said...

Absolutely luscious!! Who doesn't want to be draped in velvet--I feel like George on Seinfeld..wonderful garments!