1930's Glamour with Revival Retro at the Fashion and Textile Museum


After the very successful Salon Style fashion show earlier this year the Fashion and Textiles Museum invited Revival Retro back to present an evening of 1930's glamour in conjunction with their wonderful exhibition, Night and Day: 1930's Fashion and Photographs. The wonderful Rowena Howie was taking centre stage introducing all of the outfits for the evenings glamorous celebration and i was asked along to help out!

It was my first visit to the museum so i was pleased to get a chance to check out the exhibition before we started. There are some amazing pieces on show throughout the exhibition and the themed sections help contextualise how some of the outfits would have been worn traditionally. Downstairs was a real treat for the glamour obsessed; there are the nighttime collections separated into -cinema, nightclub and street scenes whilst upstairs you continue into day wear, filled with outfits for holidaying or daytime house wear.  



Once my head was filled with lots of lovely inspiration i made my way to the dressing rooms to start prepping for the fashion show!

The wonderful Emmy Design Sweden and Vecona Vintage kindly provided the clothing for the show, so as i steamed garments the models got ready for the show to start; House of Drewvid were on hand to tease and curl the models hair into a variety of wonderful 1930's hairstyles to compliment each outfit perfectly! Up do's and Tight curls all round!

Just as we were about to start getting ready I was ushered into an amazing dress and was told I would be modelling too! Exciting, and thanks to the speedy work of House of Drewvid I was given a gorgeous german plaited up-do, I threw on a fake fur stole from Vecona Vintage and i was away!

To start off the show Rowena kicked off with - A day at the Beach. Featuring the Emmy design seaside palazzo pants and the seaside zig zag camisole, such a comfortable and stylish choice!

To continue the beach theme next up was the Emmy Colour block culotte suit; a darling little jumpsuit in contrasting colours with a traditional 1930's silhouette.

Finishing off the beach theme was the Emmy design Biarritz beach pajamas in a gorgeous multicolored striped fabric, finished off with the belt tied around the head for a matching look. 

Continuing through to daytime options were the super sweet Emmy design darling darling dress (which we stock in Berry!) and a striking orange cutout blouse and navy trouser set.


Vecona Vintage had some absolutely stunning pieces to show and the Phryne Fisher outfit was a real show stopper. Inspired by vintage kimono prints the crepe coat features an intricate cloud pattern, teamed with the matching boardwalk bonnie pants and the Greta blouse with a gorgeous satin bow to tie it all together. 

I was wearing the elegant Dragon Dress in navy blue which has amazing dragon and flower designs all over the dress in contrasting yellow it also includes a gorgeous tasseled belt which added to the wonderful movement in the dress. I felt like a million dollars walking down the stairs in that number i can tell you! 

Moving into the day to night section The Emmy design Glory of the past dress looked absolutely wonderful next to the original pieces and its black/gold lace mix was sparkling under the lights! 

Finishing off was the Black Emmy Design Double Trouble dress and the Constance dress from Candice Gwinn-a sleek and sophisticated luxurious black velvet dress teamed with a white faux fur stole. 

Then it was bubbles all round as the night drew to a close! It was lovely to get a chance to chat with everyone who came along and there were lots of questions about all of the wonderful pieces that Rowena had selected.

We look forward to another inspirational event at the Fashion and Textiles Museum soon!



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