The 1940's Ball is less than a month away and it is time for me to start planning. Denver has so few formal vintage events that I feel like I should pull out all the stops like I would for VLV.
This year I want to change it up and not wear a dress, so I'll be wearing my Whirling Turban polka-dot pant and top set I purchased at VLV 16.
Now for my style inspiration... it's going to be Carmen Miranda!
|1945 VJ Day|
I love her Tutti-Frutti turbans and accessories but I really love her style when she is doing something a little different. I love her over-the-top style. It is right up my alley.
|This turban with butterflies could possibly be my favorite look of hers.|
|Super colorful but no fruit in sight|
|Classic and yet different. I love the hairstyle and that fringe bottom dress.|
I think that doing a literal translation of Carmen Miranda's style doesn't do her justice. I have yet to see anyone doing it better than she did.
So, how am I going to style myself?
Currently, I am leaning toward either a turban style or one of these hairstyles.
|I love the stars/starfish in her hair in this photo.|
|I am not sure I have anything quite as beautiful as the item she is wearing in her hair but|
the style is definitely achievable
|This is the style I am most likely to go with. just add hair accessories As a side note, can I please have all of those shoes?|
Speaking of shoes... I will be wearing white wedges a la Carmen Miranda of course. I am brainstorming ways to making them looking more interesting. Do you have any recommendations? I am wearing them below. I am thinking maybe embroidery or sequins?
As for accessories, lots and lots of accessories. That rule Coco Chanel had about taking one item off before you leave the house, that will not be followed. What accessories? I'm still on the lookout but I am thinking a lot of red and gold but we'll see.
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