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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wow... Talk About Awesome!

I was watching a showing of "Immitation of Life" with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee yesterday; and while I KNEW it was a good flick, and one of my mom's favorites.... I just kept gasping at the outfits!  I mean.. every time there was a scene change and Lana waltzed back into the room.. OMG.. another Awesome outfit.  I just kept drooling.  It was very  undignified. lol.

So.. below is my attempt to TV screenshot,  and transfer to my puter, then to blog of some of those, and the first one... Oh yeah.. I'm gonna be sewing THAT one!!

This one was sooooo sparkely!  And look at the close up of those pretty little loops on the bodice.

Although she never menitoned it, I'm pretty certain that 'mommy's" similar outfit must have been inspired by this one!

Another one I have to have for ME!!  I think I already have a similar pattern lurking around somewhere:
The great thing about Jean Louis' fashion in this movie, seem to be his care for a strong visual statement whether his 'model' was coming or going!

I love how the turban flows right on into the front collar, over the brooch attached shoulder, and on down the back.


  1. I remember when they would run this on WTBS decades ago, with commercials it seemed to last the entire day. I agree! I just about loved every outfit in this movie from Annie's hats to Sarah Jane's burlesque costume to Suzie's circle skirted dresses and Lora's sun suit and glamour dresses. I think if I bought it on DVD I'd be more inspired to sew. Type of movie I'd keep on as I sew. I think I will buy the movie:>