Friday, August 1, 2008

Faux Fur


I was watching "The Thin Man" again the other day and they showed a brief, but beautiful photo-biography of Myrna Loy, the "Queen of Hollywood." I scoured the net looking for a particular picture that they showed, but couldn't find it. The one I saw was of her wearing a coat with a huge fur collar - one that goes down the front of the coat as well. It was big and fluffy and obviously real fur of some sort.



I came across a few examples, though none of these are exactly what I had in mind. I have some loopy Italian mohair yarn in dark rust that I've had set-aside, waiting for inspiration. Well, I think I've found it. I'm picturing a coat with a big furry collar. I'm not sure yet if it should be detachable, or worked directly onto the sweater. I like the short coat with big buttons too.

I love finding inspiration from movies and vintage fashions. While there are many gorgeous movie stars, there are a few that I find fascinating. Katherine and Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, and Greta Garbo - to name a few. Perhaps I was born in the wrong era? I think I'll work on some hats while I'm at it. And I'd love to hear who or what inspires you!

12 comments:

SecretMe said...

Great stuff, Im sure itll look great! Im inspired from my childhood memories. which are always getting further away lol. keep us updated!

nuvonova said...

The one with the white collar is so beautiful.

I wanted to start collecting vintage fur coats but they're so expensive.

I was definitely born in the wrong decade (80's) .. Clara Bow is my muse!

Rosebud Collection said...

Myrna Loy..my favorite..Have the Thin Man series..She was a beautiful woman and wore wonderful clothes in the series..My mother had a wonderful fur jacket,hat/muff..I have the hat/muff, but never knew what happened to the jacket..She looked so beautiful in the set..it was black.

Gallery Juana said...

I like Katherine Hepburn too. Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt have always inspired me.

Vintage clothing is the best with their fashion. I've inherited all my Mom's old dresses the llate 50's and love them.

tattytiara said...

Oooh I love old movies and, being a costumer, that's in no small part due to the outfits they wore. I love your inspiration for the coat!

joshidaniel said...

Thanks for taking time to view my photoblog. I am just starting out with my photoblog and appreciate your views and comments.

Waterrose said...

The thin man series is one of my favorites...I love the dog!

High Desert Diva said...

I like your new idea. Detachable would be cool because then the sweater could be worn two different ways.

Your list of movie star favorites is right up there with mine.

Victoria Ann said...

Films are such a great inspiration for fashion, I love the classics, Breakfast at Tiffanys etc.
I watched the new Sweeny Todd fim the other night (gruesome film)But I was absolutely inspired by the clothing , especially Helen B-Carter.

Madboodesigns x

Katie said...

I am inspired a lot by nature and patterns I see in everyday life. I love your designs. How did you learn to crochet? I've always wanted to learn.

Also - how do you market your creations? I opened an Etsy shop (www.IndigoRiverJewelry.etsy.com) yesterday, and I really want to get the word out about my designs but I don't know were to start.

HINT Jewelry Design said...

Thanks for sharing this picture of Myrna Loy. She is stunning!

LazyTcrochet said...

I'll convo you Katie - welcome to Etsy!

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