>One of the things I’m kicking myself for not doing at the LA Air Raid a few weeks ago is not taking more photos! I saw scores of well dressed ladies I would have loved to share with you on this blog (especially one lovely mystery lady in a powder blue 40s suit), but was shamefully bad at taking photos this year 😦
This event is notoriously cold for Southern California, and with the rain this year we saw an awful lot of overcoats until the dance began, and I don’t have any shots of dance at all.
Here’s just a few shots I took of folks in excellent vintage looks during the daytime!
On the left is the lovely Mary, wearing a vintage coat and a brooch, hat, and dress custom made for her by her brother, Mr Tiny of South Side Market and Wacky Tacky Blog. Doesn’t she look deliciously Betty Grable? I love the hat, especially (Mr Tiny, I still want one!)
On the Right is Beth of V is for Vintage blog wearing a beautiful red vintage 40s jacket and a yellow bakelite brooch of a WWII airplane. I wish I had snapped a picture of the two tone 1940s dress she made that she was wearing under the jacket- it was darling and with contrast stitching, too!
A little bit of the military mode- Teresa makes this warm overcoat and overseas cap look exceptionally chic. On the right we’ve got Josh Curtis, author of Sunkissed, and Lauren wearing matching WWII naval uniforms. Aren’t they cute? Apparently the naval cap she is wearing is quite rare!
I love this snappy duo! We’ve got Nathan wearing a very snazzy overcoat and great vintage tie with propellers. Nicole of Paper Moon Vintage and Flapper Flock wearing a wonderfully colorful sweater to brighten up a gloomy day. LOVE the color combination. Her skirt was a plaid with thin mustard yellow accents as well. Love the detailing of the coat at the back!
Ashley of Miss 1940s Vintage wears a very stunning 1930s two piece dress with fur accents under a mink coat and with a jaunty hat and snood. Doesn’t she look chic? And on the Right we’ve got Katharina of Blitz Visage (photo courtesy of Nicole), who I unfortunately don’t have a shot of her outfit in entirety! She was in the nautical mode with a double breasted overcoat over a naval style bolero with bullion accents, white shirt paired with her husband’s vintage tie, and wide leg blue pants. Love the telephone cord purse, and she always has impeccable hair and makeup.