Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What The Well-Dressed Gal Was Wearing

Some lovely things from estate sales to show you.  A smooth-as-butter pair of long white kidskin gloves, size 6.  Label reads "Aris of Paris Made In France Real Kid 100% silk liner." 

These long gloves are black leather, size 6-1/2 and were made by Fownes USA.  Also very soft.

Some of you ladies may remember these hats from a previous post.  I did a little more research on them and learned that this black velvet number is a "Christine Original NY" and the label further shows "Flechet--Body Made In France."  Flechet was mainly a man's hatmaker and was considered one of the best.  Unfortunately, they closed in the 1960's.  I love the red satin band!  That's my mother's mink collar and my pre-WW II Dr. Dress clip. 

This perky little velvet number also came with a coordinating hatpin. 

I just couldn't pass up this Southern garden party hat at the Salvation Army.  It looks much better on the styrofoam head than it does on me, though. 


  1. Again, I know we were separated at birth, I have old hats and purses as decoration in my powder room.......

  2. I just wish I could pull off wearing a hat. Whenever I put one on, I feel like someone wrote on my forehead, "Look at me! I'm a dork!" I know "they" say the world doesn't revolve around me, but I think "they" are wrong!