>My good friend Kathy (of Blitz Visage Makeup Artistry) sent me a lovely surprise package and included in it was this very fun photo from a 1930s fashion show!
My guess is that this is probably from 1937-1938. Isn’t this great? We’ve got grand-pere there in the back with the girl who won looks like she won the ribbon. My guess is that this was probably either a school or club’s fashion show as a lot of the outfits look homemade. In fact I just super enlarged the ribbon and although I can’t make it out in entirety part of it reads “Outing Show… Club of Southern California”. Makes me think of how much fun it would be to do a fashion show with my vintage sewing buddies (and that includes you!). When I look through old photos I love to pick out people who look a bit like folks I know… does anyone else do that?
My favorites are the girl on the left in the floral dress with big hat and killer shoes, the pant suit, the girl with the kerchief on her head, the stripey zip up culotte number, and although I don’t particularly think it would look good on me, the shorts ensemble with the overcoat on the far right front has killer fabric. Reminds me of my South American blouse I made a few years ago!
We’ve got a few questionable fashion/fabric choices in here, too. But I have an affinity for the obnoxious, so I pretty much like everything. Even Anne Boleyn in the back “When we said ’37, we didn’t mean 1537!”