Well this morning, while doing the usual browsing on this here internets, I came across the photo again, then click click click... I found an entire set of photos with this gal! (BTW, her name is Clara) Ok, that totally makes me sound like some kind of vintage creeper, but this woman just had that "it" factor, wish I was related to her, can you imagine the awesome vintage loot I would get my hands on?
"Taken in the Bronx, New York in 1949. Movie-star dress was designed and made by the girl wearing it, my mother, Clara."
She designed and made this dress! I wonder how many other of her dresses she's wearing in these photo were designed and handsewn by her too? Oh, I wish I could sew! I've tried, really. Ok, well not REALLY tried. By trying I mean I spent a ton of dough on a sewing machine and then it got shoved in the back of my closet never to be seen again. This lady is seriously my new style icon.
All these amazing photos are sourced from Vintage America by Robert Barone.