Cobalt Velvet and Dragons

So despite having a bought with stomach flu today, I got out and took some picture of one of the first dresses I designed. This is a 1930s style cobalt blue velvet gown with a full length dragon applique. This dress is based upon one worn by Anna May Wong in a early 1930s movie called “Limehouse Blues”, the original designer of the gown that inspired me was designed by famed costumer Travis Banton. The dress itself is based upon a 1937 pattern. I paired it with a beautiful wig I bought recently because I have been wanting to be a red head, but have not wanted yet to take the plunge from going from black to red. The wig reminded me of Rita Hayworth, so I can have hair like her without all the fuss.

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