Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh Boy, Myrna Loy!

Every year around this time, I re-watch The Thin Man.  Every year, after seeing Myrna Loy in the famous Xmas shopping scene (screencapped below by Casey over at Elegant Musings), I dig my favourite Persian lamb trimmed 30s skirt suit out and try a sartorial homage to the lovely Nora Charles, Loy's character in the film.  If it was a little warmer out, I would totally wear this ensemble around town whilst doing my winter holiday errands. 



1930s hat: ebay
1930s suit: ebay
30s/40s galoshes: Jaws Antiques (what luck that I found them, in my size, the day after drooling over Patricia's over at Lady By Choice!).
1930s satin rayon dickie: for sale in my etsy shop!



19 comments:

Miss Rayne said...

What a fab suit, I adore Persian Lamb. Now you just need a row of martinis.....

sib vintage said...

damn,you look good!

Stephanie Lynn said...

How yummy!

Dakota said...

Fabulous!!! That collar is to die for!
(And thank you for reminding me I'm long overdue for a Thin Man marathon!)

casey said...

Funnily enough I just rewatched The Thin Man a couple weeks ago when my mom was visiting! :) I still die over that suit she's wearing in that first scene... You certainly give Myrna a run for her money!!! ;)

Lauren said...

I definitely have an annual viewing of The Thin Man, which is my favorite holiday movie. Hands down. I can't get over Nora's wardrobe and I love love love the repartee. I keep hoping Paul and I will wake up one morning as fabulous as Nick and Nora Charles...

Emily said...

Great suit! I have always been fond of this movie and specific scene as well.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Ive never seen or even heard of the movie, but your outfit is STUNNING!!! I especially like your head wrap and your hair. You look so gorgeous in 30s clothing.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

lauren said...

spot on! you never fail to impress. :)

Solanah said...

Oh that's amazing! You are going to die when you see the 20s cocoon coat we shot today, it's right out of a fashion plate.

xoxo
Solanah

thatdamngreendress said...

Fabulous! I am doing a christmas movie post this week and The Thin Man is one of my faves!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Miss Rayne, you read my mind!!

Thanks for your comments and compliments, everyone! I am elated to read that you all watch this film (& series), too. Expect more Myrna/Thin Man themed posting shortly. xo

Solanah: ohhh, I'm bracing myself (and my wallet) for that cocoon coat. Swoon!

Eileen said...

Fab outfit. :) I had to sneak a little fur-trimmed cardigan into my wardrobe this winter. It looks fab with my 40s inspired Mary Jane's. :)

Rowan said...

What a fabulous outfit! After reading your post I sent off for the complete set of The Thin Man DVDs - I've always enjoyed seeing the first two on TV, don't think I've ever seen at least three of the films as I didn't know they'd made so many. I think I must start getting a few 1930s clothes, it's an era I've always loved but have never quite got round to wearing anything from the period - though at 65 I suspect my days of looking slim and glamorous are behind me:)

Jessica Cangiano said...

This suit is so marvelously chic and perfectly suited to countless occasions. Love it!

I'm especially drawn to your vintage galoshes, too, as I'm on the hunt for some vintage winter/cold weather footwear of my own at the moment.


Big hugs & cheerful Friday wishes,
♥ Jessica

Diva said...

Dear Baronessa! You look great! I wish we lived closer to one anothe for then I would invite you for afternoon tea in that delicious outfit! :)

Andi B. Goode said...

This outfit is just perfect!
-Andi x

BaronessVonVintage said...

THANKS!!!! I DO LOVE THIS SUIT!

*Katia* said...

you're perfect in this outfit Baroness,so cool for winter!