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Vintage Inspiration: Scaasi Floral Silk Ensemble circa 1950s

A chill in the air means a jacket around my shoulders.  Today’s vintage inspiration is perfect for Fall!  I can’t get over the floral print on this 1950s dress.  The red coat pairing makes the print pop even more!  The jacket is lined with a matching print to the dress.  Swoon.  Snag this Scaasi beauty from the upcoming vintage auction with Augusta Auctions.

1950s Scaasi Printed Silk Ensemble via Augusta Auctions

1950s Scaasi Printed Silk Ensemble via Augusta Auctions

Vintage Inspiration: Norman Norell for Hattie Carnegie, c. 1932 Dress

I can’t seem to get enough of this dress lately!  I’ve pinned it multiple times over the last few days and each time, a message pops up that I already have included it in a previous collection.  I must be head over heels for this flirty little 1930s number!  It is a simple silhouette by Norman Norell for the Hattie Carnegie design house.  The dress is belted at the waist to accent a lady’s curves and the perfect amount of flair swishes delicately at the hemline.

Style Icon Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall was a dedicated actress, a talented singer, a true beauty, and a style icon. Her film debut in Howard Hawks’ To Have and Have Not made her famous, especially with the iconic line, “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?  You just put your lips together and blow.”  Her marriage to Humphrey Bogart in 1945 brought great happiness.  The two met on To Have and Have Not and could not deny their chemistry for one another.  They went on to star in several other films together after their marriage.  In the years after his death in 1957, she became the ultimate single, working mother as she went on to further her film career.  In her nearly 70 year career, she worked on 72 films and was heavily involved in the theatre.  She was an admirable woman, an inspiration of hard work, and utterly stylish.  Here are a few of my favorite snapshots.

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