Monthly Archives: June 2017

1953 was a very good year

In 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned, Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected US president, the polio vaccine was developed, Playboy magazine featured Marilyn Monroe on it’s first cover, sugar rationing ended in the UK and Ian Fleming published Casino Royale, the … Continue reading

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Starts with a Surprise

Another vintage dress was going to be arriving with the bride and her mother. I was sent the original wedding photo from 1984…remember poofy sleeves and fishing line ruffles? Oh yes, this had them all.Of course, the bride wants to … Continue reading

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Purple Haze

This week, let’s take a break from all those scary complicated dresses. This Alfred Angelo dressĀ for around $300 looks pretty nice. It comes in a dozen colors. But…the big but…can you see how the top edge of the shoulder drops … Continue reading

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Crying Thighs 2

Just over a year ago, I had the challenge to get a volleyball playing bride into her “Crying Thighs” tight-fitting dress. Wedding gown manufactures require salons to measure the bride in the bust and waist and hips but sometimes it … Continue reading

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