Friday, October 29, 2010

The Flying Flapper II

As always, our Hallowe'en plans are last minute and our costumes thrown together.  Last year, I was caught up in the buzz about Amelia Earhart, caused by the release of the movie, Amelia, and intended to go as Ms. E or some other aviatrix (like the Flying Flapper...whose nickname I wanted to steal, so I have), but I just couldn't get the costume together in time.  The gorgeous Miss Stephanie Valentine's aviation photoshoot soon followed and I knew I too had to let my inner lady pilot fly free at some point, though I freely admit Ms. V is by far the dishiest aviatrix EVER..no wonder it landed her an amazing Pinup title. Anywhooo, since I recently scored a pair of vintage 1930s "breeches" (called jodhpurs by some) not too long ago, I decided that this is what I'm going to wear to the Hallowe'en party at the local tomorrow night. I don't own any vintage pilot goggles or headgear, etc, so I had to improvise the rest (yes, those are swim goggles and a toque with earflaps on my head ;)). My #1 resource on 20s-30s aviatrix fashion = The Painted Woman.  I'm not sure if I'll be back on the grid until Monday, so, just in case, I bid you Happy Hallowe'en!









24 comments:

Kelly-marie said...

You look amazing! Such a fantastic outfit and it suits you to a tee! I think the swimming goggles just add more class....:) x

Gemima said...

Such a great outfit, looking gorgeous as ever. Have a great Halloween
G x

Kir said...

You look terrific!

Harlow Darling said...

What a fabulous Halloween outfit choice, you've captured the look perfectly and those trousers are fabulous :D
Have a happy Halloween!

Bella said...

Just fabulous!

Miss Matilda said...

You creative little Halloween Imp, you!

Adorable!

*Katia* said...

you're so creative and beautiful Baroness what a great idea!!

LandGirl1980 said...

Tip-top as always :)

Mrs. Exeter said...

What a fantastic outfit - I love that whole era of pioneering aviation - so glamourous and brave. You need your own Tiger Moth to nip about in.

Riikka said...

Fabulous outfit!

Have a spook-tastic Halloween! :)

Sara said...

WOW! I can only say WOW!! :)

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

chelsea said...

Amazing! I love it! You have inspired my next years costume, I do believe!

Kate O said...

I adore those trousers! x

Wearing History said...

You look amazing!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you!! I didn't win the best costume prize but had a great evening (the calf area of these "breeches" were sooo tight, though! Gotta remember to wear them to loosen a bit, though I imagine there won't be much give, as they were designed to fit close to the leg to slide into boots and stay tucked in, and the lady whose trousers these were seems to have had the teeniest calves possible)!

Who knew swim goggles could bring a touch of class ;) LOL Kelly-Marie!

Mrs. Exeter: I feel the same way about vintage aviation and women's amazing place within the history of exploration and innovation!

Penny Dreadful said...

ROTFL. The swimming goggles make it ;) x

Darlene said...

Wunderbar.

BaronessVonVintage said...

heehee..thanks!

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

Absolutely adorable! I have a soft spot for lady pilots - and you are a really awesome one!

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you!!!

The Dreamstress said...

Love it! Those boots are something amazing! I think these styles suit you so well!

garofit said...

BEAUTIFUL! and thanks for introducing me to THE PAINTED WOMAN!

BaronessVonVintage said...

ah, thanks! Those boots are Timberland's from about five or so years ago.

garofit: thanks! The Painted Woman blog is/was a treasure trove of 30s info. Sadly, I think the gal behind it has given up on it. I love to comb through the posts that still remain, though!

Stefanie Valentine said...

Weeeee you look ah-mazing, you are a very dishy aviatrix also!!
And I love how creative you are when it comes to improvising parts of an outfit, the swim goggles are brilliant!