I can’t decide if this vintage two-piece set is more Audrey Hepburn or Ann-Margret… At first I saw Audrey pedaling on a bike. But then I could also see the sex kitten curves of Ann-Margret. I guess every woman has her multiple identities, right?
Digging ’round for those non-existent photos of Ann-Margret, I found this photo of her with a leopard.
I thought how very much leopard print is so very vintage glam, suitable for all sex kittens — and since she’s just wearing that black catsuit (or, perhaps, a bodysuit and tights?), she’s just begging to be dressed — why not go shopping for leopard print?
First, the foundation garments: vintage Vanity Fair bra and half-slip set in leopard print.
If you can find a place to wear it, how about this incredible 1940’s silk velvet leopard and golden silk chiffon hostess gown by Dorian?
More retro than vintage? You’ll love this very mod 1960’s faux leopard fur trench coat!
Of course, when we dress, we must remember to undress… This black vintage Vanity Fair nightgown has a pretty leopard print bodice.
And underneath everything here (and anywhere), how about these Pussycat panties? They’re modern made by Cameo Intimates, but so cute you’ll want to slip them under your vintage fashions — and with those garters you can wear real stockings!
PS I’d like to express a word of caution regarding this post about selling your unwanted jewelry. While it’s true that gold is seeing record highs, I, like Val Ubell (cute pen name!), worry about the amount of vintage jewelry which will be lost. So please, think twice!
Last night I was watching The Pleasure Seekers (1964 remake of 1954’s Three Coins In The Fountain, in which three women try to find wealthy husbands) on television and found myself thinking that Ann Margret was so sexy and stunning wearing men’s shirts that “women wearing men’s shirts” was the fashion find in the film. There’s just something so sexy about seeing (and being!) a woman casually wearing a man’s shirt — our curves sure make us look different in them. But this form of dress (or undress) certainly was new and risque for the 60’s.
Of course, if you love scarves, you’ll be thrilled most by them — these light bits of fabric are heavily worn in this film. In fact, fashion — and Ann-Margret singing — is about all you can really enjoy in this predictable film. But that’s enough for me!
I searched for hours & hours last night, and couldn’t find any photos of Ann in a man’s shirt other than these video clips — none of which have my favorite scene with Ann-Margret in wearing a chambray shirt, answering the phone. (Though I have put a call out to my peeps and we’ll see if any of them have an image in their stashes; if they share I will too)
Anyway, in all my searching I did a ton of great images of other women in shirts (men’s or women’s, crisp or rumpled) and I’ll be posting them this week.
I wish you a safe and wonderful Happy New Year! If you plan to party this New Year’s Eve, perhaps play the wicked femme fatale like Ann Margret…
Be careful you don’t end up hungover! (Poor Sandra Dee!)
Whether you are over-served or just up too-too late, Josi has some great tips and product recommendations to help you recover and look your best on New Year’s Day.
Hey, there’s plenty of time to go out and grab these goodies, so no excuses now!