>LA Air Raid- A few inspiring outfits

>One of the things I’m kicking myself for not doing at the  LA Air Raid a few weeks ago is not taking more photos!  I saw scores of well dressed ladies I would have loved to share with you on this blog (especially one lovely mystery lady in a powder blue 40s suit), but was shamefully bad at taking photos this year :(
This event is notoriously cold for Southern California, and with the rain this year we saw an awful lot of overcoats until the dance began, and I don’t have any shots of dance at all.
Here’s just a few shots I took of folks in excellent vintage looks during the daytime!

 On the left is the lovely Mary, wearing a vintage coat and a brooch, hat, and dress custom made for her by her brother, Mr Tiny of South Side Market and Wacky Tacky Blog.  Doesn’t she look deliciously Betty Grable?  I love the hat, especially (Mr Tiny, I still want one!)
On the Right is Beth of V is for Vintage blog wearing a beautiful red vintage 40s jacket and a yellow bakelite brooch of a WWII airplane.  I wish I had snapped a picture of the two tone 1940s dress she made that she was wearing under the jacket- it was darling and with contrast stitching, too!

 A little bit of the military mode- Teresa makes this warm overcoat and overseas cap look exceptionally chic. On the right we’ve got Josh Curtis, author of Sunkissed, and Lauren wearing matching WWII  naval uniforms.  Aren’t they cute?  Apparently the naval cap she is wearing is quite rare!

 I love this snappy duo!  We’ve got Nathan wearing a very snazzy overcoat and great vintage tie with propellers.  Nicole of Paper Moon Vintage and Flapper Flock wearing a wonderfully colorful sweater to brighten up a gloomy day.  LOVE the color combination.  Her skirt was a plaid with thin mustard yellow accents as well.  Love the detailing of the coat at the back!

Ashley of Miss 1940s Vintage wears a very stunning 1930s two piece dress with fur accents under a mink coat and with a jaunty hat and snood.  Doesn’t she look chic?  And on the Right we’ve got Katharina of Blitz Visage (photo courtesy of Nicole), who I unfortunately don’t have a shot of her outfit in entirety! She was in the nautical mode with a double breasted overcoat over a naval style bolero with bullion accents, white shirt paired with her husband’s vintage tie, and wide leg blue pants.  Love the telephone cord purse, and she always has impeccable hair and makeup.
Love,
Lauren

9 Comments on >LA Air Raid- A few inspiring outfits

  1. LandGirl1980
    March 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm (6 years ago)

    >Some truly delightful outfits!

  2. Beth
    March 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm (6 years ago)

    >What a well-dressed bunch we are! :) I love how everyone goes all out for this event. I'll post my paltry few photos soon, as soon as we FINALLY get internet up at the new house!

  3. Beth
    March 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm (6 years ago)

    >I forgot – count me in for a hat from Mr. Tiny too! LOVED IT!!

  4. wacky tacky
    March 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm (6 years ago)

    >Everybody looked so great! Thank you so much for the shout out! I know you already posted pics of you from the Air Raid, but a few more wouldn't hurt. I am reticent to put photos of my friends on my blog because they might think "wacky tacky" is an insult. Indeed, I mean it as a most sincere compliment. Thanks again!

  5. BaronessVonVintage
    March 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm (6 years ago)

    >oh WOW! what fabulous stylish attendees!!!

  6. Katharina
    March 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm (6 years ago)

    >This is a fantastic blog entry!!!! Loved all the styles and outfits. Theres always so much to look at and so many people I wanna say hi to. Im got all jealous of Marys hat and brooch. It makes me wanna go to the flower store and get some fabric and start making my own hats. I wish Id know how! But you Lauren, looked so lovely as well!!! It was good seeing you! Thanks for the wonderful comment on my outfit, Hair and Makeup!!

  7. Miss1940sVintage
    March 2, 2011 at 4:13 am (6 years ago)

    >Great Blog,Lauren. Oh and Mr. Tiny,Mary looked Darling, as Always.

  8. casey
    March 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm (6 years ago)

    >OH wow–all those outfits are gorgeous! Loving the first gal's hat especially. ;) And the Naval uniforms are pretty spiff too!♥ Casey

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