This is a little dress I got on the weekend - its a vintage dress cira 1940's and is from the New Zealand Brand Miss Deb. I tried doing some research on the brand (its no longer around) because I've seen a few other beautiful vintage dresses by them before and haven't had any luck. Is there anyone out there that may have some clues? I'd love to know the history behind the company that has made so many amazing dresses!!
These next two pics I was playing with photo effects!! Click to enlarge.
I did pay a bit more for this dress than I have for some of my other dresses but it was just so beautiful that I had to have it. Now all I need are a couple of weddings to wear it too :)
I also want to know if any of you lovely ladies (and Gentlemen!!) have any good books you can recommend on fashion in the 40's - well late 30's to early 50's. Including things like hair and make up? Websites are also more than welcome. I'm trying to stream line my wardrobe a bit more to fit in with these eras yet still be modern and comfy. Being able to make my own clothes that fit perfectly is a huge blessing and one that can save me an awful lot of money in the long run!!
I've culled quite a few of the pieces I don't really wear anymore which has freed up some room in my wardrobe, I was trying to be ruthless but it didn't quite work for everything. As a person who is a hoarder of clothes I'm quite proud of the progress I've made. Now I just have to tidy everything up and put it all away :)