It’s Friday! I’m a bit excited by the thought of a sleep in tomorrow… oh no, hang on that’ll have to be next week as I’ve got the dreaded Masters assignment to write tomorrow. Pictures of pretty, French, Forties’ fashion it is then to console myself:
This advert has popped up in a few of the Marie France magazines. I love the style of it. Not as much as I like these though:
This appears to be a regular feature: they incorporate the alphabet into the style idea they are demonstrating. In this example, I think it’s the collar and neckline.
I’d love a black dress and giant, turquoise cape coat like these! As I often say to Aidan, “Imagine me in this!” This phrase is usually uttered in conjunction with things like huge, owl costumes!
This one was from a knitting pattern for a jumper. I’m rubbish at knitting. I wish I wasn’t; I could try out all of these retro patterns from the magazines if I was halfway decent. I’d love a metallic jumper!
Is it me or does that man have a slightly feminine face that doesn’t match the rest of him? Very odd. He does look like he’s playing that piano like he’s apologising. Perhaps he wasn’t very good at it.
There you have it: this is what French women were wearing in January, 1949. Beautiful, stylish, chic. Which of these would you want to wear the most?