Would You Help Me Out of This?

I adored this hat upon spotting it at the Sacramento Antique Faire months ago. Shane told me “no” so I bought it at the Folsom Antique Faire one week later. I have purchased many vintage pieces from the same family, including more hats and coats which will be featured in future blog posts! Shane says this hat looks like a funeral piece. I thought it a fantastic match to my car, real 1940s! Silver screen, baby! In this shot, the hat is paired with my authentic 1940s vintage platforms and 1950s authentic vintage blouse picked up at Racks Boutique in Midtown Sacramento. The blouse buttons all the way down the back, which sparked an interesting exchange: Why on earth do so many of these vintage pieces require someone to help put it on? How many people are flexible enough to button all their buttons neck to lower back?! Shane pointedly pause the conversation with a certain look, and I realized that also required is somebody to help her take it off! You saw those old films, “Would you help me out of this?” Only the skirt is a reproduction. Modern day shoes acquired at a clothing swap are featured in the bottom two images.

Speakeasy Photos
MUA: Alyssa Plough
Hair: Self

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