Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Own Vintage Clothing Fashion Magazine: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun ,October 2007

Hmmmm....should I be the Pagoda Queen for the Ghouls Just Wanna Have fun party?
Is it a haunted slumber party? Please do come and join us,everyone is invited !...and especially for the event I created an exclusive Halloween costume edition of my MOVCFM ! I mean ,seriously,a slumber party just isn't a slumber party without a good fashion read! I had but to step into my magic closet for endless inspiration!
I paired the vintage Anna Mae Wong mask (found here)with a thrifted short red satin cheongsam and a matching brocade take-out purse.
Just in case its a nippy night out for tricks and treats I added a faux tiger-skinned secret spy trench coat.
Or perhaps I should be a blinged out hippified Penelope Tree.
I found this flower child mask here too. This amazingly groovy maxi dress is from my favorite vintage clothing store Ahab Bowen.
Do you see the little cut out 'neath the bikini line( you may click to enlarge any image)? ....and check out the bling ! I do believe this little number came straight from the designer in a be-dazzled state!I added a Courrege style bag and an enameled/jeweled sunflower for my hair.Ah ,yes and I shall go barefoot like any other respectable haute hippie.
I call this look the Prada Flapper,and took inspiration from the 2007 Vogue fall fashion spectacular. The key to this look is smoldering kohl rimmed eyes and deep cranberry lips.The above dress is Etro and the shoes are Chanel.
Almost every piece you see here has been thrifted for under 5 dollars.The black beaded bag,the rabbit fur shrug,the ecru beaded skull cap,and the cut glass necklace,were all gifts. The shoes,which I call my beautiful/ugly shoes (and quite an amazing match for the Chanels)were purchased last fall for 2 bux at an antique mall. If I had an actual grown-up event to attend on Halloween,THIS is what I would wear.
I call this charming ensem,"the witch next door" look.I love this black and brown and orange and ecru combo.The shoes are black granny boots ,the hat is very vintage and thrifted for 3 bux. The tiny brown velvet purse makes me giggle,imagining the crazy anvil type things ,as a witch ,I could pull out of it.The dress is a Young Edwardian from the Sue Wong era,and an e-bay win for under 15.00 .This is what I will wear to my littlest s Halloween party to serve bat shaped sandwiches in.
Of course I could always don my leopard velvet dress (also from Ahab Bowen).
I need only to add Lee Press on Nails to my black elbow length gloves (they would match the magic heart charm on my collar after all).....
...and carry a kitty mask. Meow.
Oh ...ghouls...if you need more fashion rags to read,I have plenty ,just look to your right. Hmmm... attending a Halloween party and publishing a magazine ....now I call that killing two bats with one stone.

51 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

I love a costume party and that little orange and black dress is sweet!! Happy Halloween!

The Fairy Godmother said...

Wow what a great choice of outfits - Happy Halloween!

Joy said...

Great costumes!!!
~0~ Happy Halloween!! ~0~

PEA said...

Such wonderful costumes these clothes make, just beautiful!! Make sure you come over for my Halloween Bash:-) Happy Halloween! xo

rochambeau said...

You go Jungle Dream! Why don't you change into all your outfits throughout the night?
Each one is spectacular in it's own special way. BTW I ADORE Ahab Bowen too! Do you ever go to Gratitude?
Must go now and comb my mustache.

LBP said...

What great outfits! How well I remember those plastic masks! I would always stick my tongue thru the little slit in the mouth and cut it. Never failed, I did it every year!

Happy Halloween!

Linda

A Fanciful Twist said...

YOu are the GODDESS of costume. Only your costumes are more than wonderful! Actualy dated clothing, real vintage, and under 5 bucks??? OH MY!!!! You deserve an award for this!!!!!! You are one sexy withcy pooooooo!!! xoxooxox

miss vintage love said...

You can never go wrong with leopard print! Fabulous!

A Novelist said...

Just stopping by to say I LOVE your blog! Look forward to reading more. :)

Ulla said...

With a selection like this, I think I'd run to the closet each hour before midnight! What a wonderful idea, and you truly are my closets godmother!!!! See you on the moonbeams!

Felicia said...

Oh, I love the masks and the outfits! Happy Halloween :)

Stephanie said...

Please please please, let us ALL dress up in your fabulous fashion mag spread!

I want to be the hip hippy...barefooted since (I actually have the exact boots!) I cannot wear high heels, or I should say I cannot walk once I am wearing them.

Most spectacular Ms jdp!!

Erin Earls said...

Oh Dressing up! Such fun!! Happy Halloween~
Love Erin~

Roam2Rome said...

Those are a lot of cool costumes! Happy Blog Party and Happy Halloween! :)

Barone said...

You have my heart beating faster...so love your passionate fashionate take on the holiday. They are all fabulous. I am the Prada Flapper at my core. Thanks for the tantalizing journey!
barone
www.wildvines.blogspot.com

paris parfait said...

Fabulous costumes! Enjoy the party. Happy Halloween!

Carmen said...

Love everything! Lucky you! super cool stuff, I am going to come back to keep seeing all of your treasures!

donna O. said...

Could you BE any cuter??? Love the witch next door, too!! You are THE style maven!!!!
D.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

So many wonderful costumes!! Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by OBG!

Sandra Evertson said...

What a Wonderful Fashion Show!
Bravo!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra Evertson

Di Overton said...

Wow I love that leopard velvet dress.

Karen Cole said...

OMG....I love that I am discovering so many new places to visit at this party.

Your vintage stuff is over the top.
Love how you put it together.

JulieZS said...

now those are some *great* costumes! I especially love those vintage masks. And you scored on those spooky skull candle holders, love 'em. Happy Halloween!

Fiona said...

Fabulous set of vintage outfits. I couldn't decvide which I liked best - the long paisley dress I think!

jennalee said...

wow, you have an awesome closet. happy bloglandia halloween.

PandorasButtonbox said...

Happiest of Halloweens to the most Stylish Ghoulfriend in Bloglandia!!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love the prada flapper dress, but you look so great in the vintage velvet kitty!

Cre8Tiva said...

have we danced yet...hope you having a ghoulish day...blessings, rebecca

amermaidmmv said...

ooooo the maxi dress is amazing. Happy halloween

Janet said...

Hi,
Thanks for stopping by my new blog today. I'll be back to visit you.
Janet

Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy Halloween.

Great dresses :-)

Kimberley said...

Hi there!

I really like the "Witch Next Door" costume-- very cool :)

Thanks so much for stopping by Tallulah House.

Happy Halloween,
Kimberley

Scrappy Moments said...

What Wonderful Vintage Costumes! Love Them all! Fun Party!

Happy Halloween!

Angie
http://www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com/

Petula Darling said...

You look great!
I'm impressed with your halloween spirit.

Sherry said...

These are fabulous costumes!! Even the leopard dress is great..but I love that they are thrift finds...my kind of deal!!

Happy Halloween!

mosaic queen said...

Ooooooh!!! I likey, likey!!!!
I hope you and your girls have a blast tonight!!!
Hugs to you!!!
Happy Halloween!!!!
Muahahahaha!!!
Michelle

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great costumes and gorgeous clothes. You should have your own fashion magazine...I would read it! Happy Halloween. Susan

Leslie said...

Hey, Cher never wore the same thing all night!

Jenna Z said...

Wow! WOW! Your posts are so full of wonderful eye candy and fun! Your blog is new to me but definitely adding to my bloglines! Happy halloween and I'll be watching to see some more of those fun outfits!

Dorian Fletcher said...

LOL...this was a waltz (or boogie) down Memory Lane. I haven't thought about Penelope Tree in more years than I care to tell you - always loved her eye make-up! Also, I owned a Young Edwardian corduroy suit back in the day! Yes, I'm OLD! I enjoyed your Halloween post, Ms. JDP - bookmarking your blog so I can come back! Happy Halloween!

Janet said...

Fantastic costumes!!

Paul-ene said...

Great costumes! Happy Halloween and blog party.

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

I love to read about you playing outfit party, I must get to Ahab Bowen when next in town. Oh and I am so jealous of the Anna May mask, score!

Ninnie said...

Oh I love them all but if I had to choose I think it would be the blinged out hippy. Hope you had a Happy Halloween.

cinderelly said...

you always find the best stuff...i wanna shop where you shop! i like the leopard dress the best.

Angelina said...

Wow-so many comments! I'm so late to the party!

My favorite ensemble is the witch next door. Extremely cute!

Pinkie Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by my party and I just have to say I love those vintage clothes just great. My oldest daughter love vintage too she wears them all the time. Isn't great to score something really cool at a bargin price, that what makes it so much fun. So glad I stopped by it was
fun Pinkie Denise

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

I am in love with the faux tiger-skinned secret spy trench and your prada flapper outfit and inspiration. I am going to sneak by and steal them if I ever happen to be on that side of the country! Sadly I saw no marlo thomas, that girls, but I can imagine possibly maybe there were 1 among the millions of people that were estimated to have shown up to the parade.

carrster said...

We had that same "pagoda" mask when I was a kid! Man did seeing that bring back some memories!!

AnastasiaC said...

love your outfits!!! hope you had a FAB Halloween!

Krystal said...

LOVE your blog

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