A 1920s Photo Shoot with Yours Truly

Sep 8, 2015 15 comments
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I don't really like to model - I much prefer to be behind the camera - but sometimes it's easiest to put on all the stuff and just go.

1920s Photo Shoot - RoyalVintageShoes.com

For the 1920s section in our new shop, Royal Vintage Shoes, I wanted to wear the gorgeous original 1920s evening gown The Lady of Portland House sent to me. It's such an amazing dress, in perfect condition, and I find that original garments from this period really do drape and wear differently than anything I've made myself. Nothing beats a vintage dress!

Original 1920s dress - 1920s photo shoot - Royal Vintage Shoes

I wore the dress with a pair of the bronze/gold metallic "Gatsby" t-straps. I was originally a little nervous about the heel height, but was pleasantly surprised by how balanced and comfortable the shoes were. They went perfectly with the gown and were not at all too "loud." They're a great evening shoe for '20s events.

1920s "Gatsby" metallic t-straps by Chelsea Crew - get them at RoyalVintageShoes.com
My hair is a wig! I currently still don't have enough hair to do anything with, and my attempts at vintage styling usually come out hit-or-miss anyway, so I tried this "Fingerwave" wig from Darcinut on eBay, and have been really happy with it. (It made a few appearances at Costume College too).

Chris and I went to the 1930s train station in downtown Reno and took a few snaps. The station was closed - pity - but there were some cool architectural elements on the exterior.

Royal Vintage Shoes - 1920s photo shoot

I look forward to wearing this outfit to an event - more 1920s events, please!

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  1. So dreamy! That dress is just ridiculously fabulous.

  2. The dress is stunning, and it looks marvelous on you!

  3. You gorgeous thing. No matter what era you dress for, you always look just the part. :)

  4. Ditto all above! The dress is so wonderful and flattering I thought you'd made it for yourself! The fabric!!!! And thanks for the wig tip, it will come in handy I have no doubt!

    1. I WISH I could make floaty chiffon '20s gowns myself. I never seem to get it quite right. There's more to them than meets the eye. :-)

  5. That dress is simply fabulous, and you wear it so well :)

  6. Fantastic! Should you find yourself in the Bay Area, you should do a photo shoot at Ardenwood Farm. The house is wonderful.

    1. I used to live near Ardenwood and never managed to go. I will have to make a point of it!

  7. What fun!! Love the dress, love the shoes and love your hair!! Epic 1920s fabulousness!!

  8. You look wonderful! The dress seems to be made for you.

  9. I adore those shoes with that frock ~ really a picture perfect combination. You look so lovely! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill


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