Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pretty In Pastels

As a child I was a bit of a Tom Boy, or Tom Ghoul (as I would say before learning to properly pronounce my R's).  I have to admit that it took me a rather long time to really develop a taste for these soft colors, but develop a taste I did!  I do love my pastels;  particularly when paired with nudes, metallic golds and silvers, and especially with bright accents of shocking pink.

 Pastels are the talk of the town this Spring thanks in part to films such as The Artist and the upcoming Gatsby movie as well as Boardwalk Empire and of course Mad Men.  How could designers not be inspired or at least influenced by the lovely palletes and silhouettes of the 1920's -30's as well as the early 1960's.

Here are a few of my favorite pastel pieces currently available at the Noble Savage Vintage shop on Ruby Lane.

ca. 1920's Cotton Voile Embroidered Smocked Dress in Peach

A fabulous frock from the earlier end of the Twenties cut in a peachy keen cotton voile with orange and white embroidered accents.  

ca. Late 1920's Fabulous Floral Caped Day Dress

Tip toe, through the tulips in this later 1920's day dress with brighter citrus shades printed over the buttercup yellow and pale blue roses

ca. 1930's Green Silk Chiffon Bias Cut Dress

A bias cut chiffon confection with a fabulous ruffled collar and gathered sleeves in a soft, yet minty sorbet green.  Hungry yet?

ca. 1960's Silk Brocade Shift Dress

The pastel blue base on this silk brocade bombshell dress, really gives it a sophisticated edge.

and for the boudoir...

ca. 1930's Bonwit Teller Velvet and Marabou Dress Gown

what could be more glamourous than a 1930s dressing gown of marabou and velvet

ca. 1930's Pink Schiffli Embroidery Envelope Chemise Teddy

or a peachy pink teddy with a sweet cutwork/ schiffli embroidery

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