Accessories. A Guide to Collectable Hats, Gloves, Bags, by Naomi Thompson

By Naomi Thompson

This crucial addition to the highly renowned type Me classic sequence may also help you end off your classic glance to perfection. it is the components and smaller information that aid create the ultimate polished glance, even if it is a homage to the Nineteen Twenties or the Eighties or every little thing in among, and it really is oh really easy to get these info incorrect and spoil the influence. the following that can assist you throughout the minefield are classic specialists Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, supplying important recommendation on the best way to thoroughly determine, resource and put on classic jewelry, sun shades, hats, gloves, scarves, baggage and footwear. With informative and lovely images and no-nonsense suggestions, this is often each classic fan's perfect go-to advisor.

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But why were these bags so small? To draw attention to a ladies well manicured hands! These tiny bags were primarily a European fashion trend, until 1924 when American women, possibly tired of being satirised for their use of large bags, also adopted them. A trio of 1920s and 1930s seed-beaded bags. The top example is Japanese, made for European market, whilst the others are both French. A 1930s minaudiére handbag with compartments for powder, cigarettes and other small necessities. Compact handbags were highly desirable from the 1920s to the 1960s.

He created his shoes from unconventional materials such as cork, raffia and wood. Ferragamo estimated in 1939 that 86 per cent of women’s shoes had a wedge or platform heel. Platforms remained popular during the 1940s perfectly complementing the square shouldered military look that dominated fashion. In America shoes made from fabric rather than leather or rubber were not restricted under L–85 (the US ration system). This led to the elevation of the traditional Spanish espadrille, famously worn by Lauren Bacall in the 1948 film Key Largo.

A pair of simple court shoes can be transformed to match any outfit by adding clips. Try these ideas: • Source a vintage pair of clips (see the picture of an example from the 1930s); • Buy newly-made ones (the shoe company Van Dal still produce them) or many Etsy sellers now supply them online. • Make your own. This can be achieved by purchasing the studded clips and adding any decoration you wish, from pom poms to fans. Glue or sew them on firmly. • Recycle old brooches or lightweight clip-on earrings with a sturdy clasp.

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