Vintage Inspiration | Sally Victor

What if we lived in a time when a lady’s hat was an everyday accessory. When going without is comparable to leaving the house without earrings. Which I must admit I do quite often.  Just yesterday my sister and I helped my grandma purge a closet in her home. Purge is an understatement mind you… (goodness gracious). Either way, after going through her old patterns, she hands me a Vintage 60’s Vogue Pattern designed by Sally Victor. Who is Sally Victor? All I knew was the turban on the front was too cool to pass up.


According to a 1959 Times article, Sally Victor at one point was one of the biggest fashion hatmakers, with a career spanning the 40’s to 70’s.  I found these beautiful creations by Victor at the Metropolitan Museum online archive.

Once I learn how to work with patterns (*wink) I plan to whip up a turban.

Do you have a favorite hat? At the moment I’m still loving my DIY Wool Fedora.

(images: Metropolitan Museum, Etsy)



Flashback | Photographer Nina Leen

Nina Leen, best known as one of the first woman photographers for LIFE Magazine, is NOT solely a fashion photographer. From my research, she seems to have kept  to herself,  however her photos tell much of her talent and range.

Read more on her.

Jean Patchett 1949

Suzy Parker 1950

LIFE Magazine 1950

LIFE Magazine 1949

1950 LIFE Magazine


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