I thought today I’d veer off the usual Monday-scans-path a bit and instead talk about one of my other favorite sources of style inspiration: classic film stars. During our trip back from Virginia, we made a quick stop at the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC. I’d been dying to stop there for ages, and was delighted that we were able to this time. The museum is very small, but well done, and had quite a nice collection of Ava memorabilia, clothes, personal possessions and photos on display. I’m kicking myself for not asking if photos were allowed inside the museum–but I was a little starstruck! After seeing so many images of Ava in the museum I was inspired to do this post since she had a really fantastic sense of style (and was utterly gorgeous). There is a mix of studio portraits, film stills and candids in this post–hope you enjoy!
l: cute summertime style with printed shorts! | r: this dress was on display at the museum–it’s a breathtaking coral-orange silk.
l: I love the pouch hanging from her belt. | r: those cat-eye sunglasses are so glamorous!
l: a beautiful neckline on an evening dress; I like the simple choker-ribbon necklace as well. | r: another beautiful, dramatic evening gown.
l: look closely at the dress–the print has nautical motifs and mermaids! | r: a simple, casual look.
l: every girl needs a fuzzy sweater, imho (still on the hunt for the perfect one!).
| r: a cute, sporting outfit! got a pair of saddle shoes for Christmas and have been saving up all kinds of outfit inspiration around those shoes…
l: a dramatic neckline with an equally dramatic neckline–beautiful! | r: I love the stylized scallops on the skirt–such a neat embellishment idea.
l: am determined to copy this outfit once the weather warms up! | r: another cute, casual look: rolled slacks and an argyle sweater with flat shoes.
l: sweaters and full skirts have become my standby this winter–I adore the look! | r: a polka dot blouse and a jauntily-printed hat!
doesn’t every girl need a gingham dress for the summer and lounging in?
I’ll be back a bit later today with a post about the sew-along!