Thursday, August 18, 2016

Getting a Head Start on Fall

Joan Crawford
Starred for fall success, Miss Crawford tops her travel suit with a dashing asymmetric wool felt charmer from The Couture Touch. The unusual-shaped, high crown is accented with a magnificent spray of feathers tucked into a grosgrain band. Circa 1940.

Joan Crawford
"Arrival at Port" grey wool suit with "fur" sleeve detailing is from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Gloves are from Debora West. Cigarette holder is from Mystyna. Awards Night Joan Crawford is from Robert Tonner for the 2009 Hollywood Ahoy/Sandra Stillwell convention.

Here are three more perfectly tailored toppers for 1940....

Mrs Blackburne at the Australian Doomben race meeting, 1940.
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August 1940
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March 1940
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  1. What a perfect topper for this outfit! I love this suit and I hope to duplicate your beautiful hat! Thank you for inspiration, Melissa! Have a wonderful weekend, Megin.

    1. Thank you Megin! Tonner did a great job with this suit. Have a wonderful Holiday. Melissa