Recently we received posters for two movies – I thought it would be nice to do a window with the theme of “My One and Only” but then realised that the poster for “A Single Man” is similarly stylish and features the same colour scheme.
I like to alternate styles in the window – if we have day dresses in one week, it’s nice to have evening dresses (or ballgowns or cocktail frocks or playsuits etc) the next so as last week had brightly coloured late ’50s-early ’60s dresses in pinks, purples and aquas, an elegant scheme of black and gold seemed like it might work.
Victoria and Carly put this window together on Saturday – the chaps* are wearing late ’50s-early ’60s dinner suits with shirts and bowties, whilst Marlene and Fay are frocked up in early ’60s evening gowns. For extra panache, Tim let me borrow his art deco cocktail shaker, martini glasses and a deco serving tray.
* Yes: chaps! For a few years now Clarke has had the ladies to himself but as both films feature predominantly men rather than women, I thought we should introduce a new character. He’s a brooding bloke, and a shorter (more vintage) height than hunky Clarke. If you have any suggestions, he needs a suitably old-fashioned name, preferably one shared with a movie star from the Golden Years. Our latest addition is the one in the hat. Click on the images for a better look.