New to the Etsy shop for October – 1940s shoes!

I have five glorious pairs of 1940s (some maybe very early 50s) for sale in the shop this month. All fine examples of the many shoe styles that were available at the time. One pair is pretty much deadstock and comes with it’s original box, dated 1944. My favourite is the beaded shoes with the plastic vamp. Very elegant. If my shoe size wasn’t an 8.5 I’d be keeping two of these pairs for myself!

Vintage 1944 Ochre Leather Shoes - 6     Vintage 1940s Suede Open Toe Pumps - 6

Vintage 1940s Beaded Evening Shoes - 5.5    Vintage 1940s Suede Peep-toe Slingback Shoes - 6

Vintage 1940s Baby Doll Suede shoes - 6

Alexander McQueen Retrospective Part 1: Fall 2001

In tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen, I am going to post a retrospective of past collections, from a SwingFashionista perspective. The best of Alexander McQueen for retro-loving folk. May he rest in peace. To start, my top picks from the Fall 2001 ready-to-wear show. More to come…

Arthur Elgort & Grace Coddington for US Vogue October 2008

Another 1940s-esque Vogue editorial styled by Grace Coddington, that I love. Photographer Arthur Elgort for Vogue US October 2008 issue. The model is Isabeli Fontana, and the little boy is in fact her son.