This upcoming May, I'm planning a 1940s "Victory" party! Those of you who know me best know that when it comes to vintage style, the 1930s and 1940s are my favorite...But something about the 1940s really wins my heart. The fancy hairstyles, the MUSIC, the movies (film noir!), the more simplified makeup. So, this party is one I am really looking forward to! I'll probably do some ration-inspired food, like a war cake, and there will be other World War Two themes about--lots of red, white, and blue!
I'm hoping some of my male guests will dress in uniforms. :O Ohhhh myyy...
But that reminds me! I need to figure out what I'm going to wear! I want to find a very elegant dress. I really like the beaded gown Rita Hayworth wore in the 1946 film Gilda (one of my favorite noirs).
I would imagine that something like this would be hard to find at a second hand shop, so I do have another option. I have a grape-colored satin and white lace gown I wore for a southern belle Halloween costume, and I'm thinking about cutting the lace off of it. It has a sweetheart neckline, too!
Pictures to come!