Women wore hats, gloves, peplums, and heels. Think lips and eyebrows like Lucille Ball. Flame Glo lipstick was 25 cents a tube and even in war, a woman has to have her cosmetics. And the world knew war during the 1940s. Bombing, blitzing, and brazenly inhumane WWII.
With war brings the coming and going of deployments of those who fight the war. With departures and reunions, tears, kisses, romance, love, weddings… And the 1940s did romance in a big way.
I was contacted in December about providing a bouquet for a stylized shoot by photographer Maegan Hay of Ferndale, Washington. Maegan’s enthusiasm was infectious. I made a gorgeous vintage look bouquet and sent it off to Maegan. I am glad I did. For the price of the making of the bouquet, I not only received beautiful photos, but a new friend – Ms. Maegan Hay.
Opulence at its vintage best. Seventy-two satin and silk-satin roses are topped with five signed Albert Weiss brooches, vintage pink rhinestone earrings, Swarovski crystals, and contemporary brooches and pearls. Champagne silk-satin ribbon and ivory, light ivory, ice pink, and pink satin ribbon create a gorgeous color palette. Exquisite vintage rhinestone bracelets cascade alongside the Swarvoski crystals and contemporary pearls. Bridal lace and ivory tulle collar the bouquet. The handle is clad in light ivory, wrapped in champagne silk-satin, and covered in lace appliqué. Absolutely one-of-a-kind. Ready for you to carry down the aisle. Don’t toss this one! This bouquet is available for purchase.