Lifelong obsession with the Ziegfeld Follies, obviously. (My BA focus was costume design!) I just came across this photo site with so much inspiration & hundreds of photos! I want to make magical costumes again!!!! Inspire! Hide in my little tower and sew sew sew sew! How can magic like this not still exist? How can I not dress like this every single day?? This the vintage period I love the most – a little strange, smoky edges and tarnished sparkles.
Witchy gypsy magic powers!
Tamara Geva & I would be great friends, I can tell.
Mae Davis. Can I have these tights please?
And Marion Benda’s smoky vaseline eyes.
Princess White Deer!
Nellie Donegan. WHAT is happening here?
Margaret Morris & May Leslie. Also here. Hmmmm.
Virginia Biddle. Such a gypsy obsession then!
Doris Eaton! Have you read this amazing book?
Marjorie Leet is the prettiest thing ever!
Ok, really I could go on forever! But instead, you peruse, and I’ll get to sewing!!
First of all, I love your blog so very much! Have you read Century Girl? http://www.amazon.com/Century-Girl-Travis-Ziegfeld-Follies/dp/0060853336 Gorgeous illustrated book about the last living follies girl.
Pam: Yes! I actually linked it under her photo, I think?? Unless I did it wrong!
teehee! “Witchy gypsy magic powers!” razzle dazzle and hocus pocus…I love it! xo Lavona
i’m currently studying costume design! these photos are so lovely and amazing!
yes! yes! and more yes!
Wow. Those pictures are awesome! I want them all.
dang, virginia biddle was a fox!
ps. “smoky vaseline eyes” = YES!
Can you be the designer fore my wedding party? I want to have a Roaring Twenties Wedding? Where’s my Gatsby?
mary ann: me too! let’s just get married!! xoxo!
Erm … I was doing some research for Princess White Deer pics and … The first site I found was yours !
Twin witches !!!
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