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Jun 28, 2014

Cathy Models the 1940's Red Rayon Dress!



Readers, the day has arrived!

To think that only one short week ago, this rayon print was just a damaged flea market remnant -- and is now a fetching Forties frock!





The day of our shoot couldn't have been more splendid and Cathy was in fighting form.  I think you'll agree, my dear cousin hasn't looked this radiant since she was carrying baby Simplicity.

I do hope you enjoy the photo shoot and please tune in to tomorrow's vlog for LIVE FOOTAGE and to hear Cathy speak -- and maybe even sing!

As always, to see these photos full-size, just click any image and, in Picasa, choose the album name, and then, in the upper left hand corner, "Slideshow."  (Those with mobile devices can click here.)



What do you think -- was Cathy born to wear red rayon?

Have a great day, everybody!

41 comments:

  1. What can i say...your self-serving cousin has done it again; turned out looking a peach on your dime and time!

    Although just between you and me, in the slide pic labelled "red gloves", Cathy, with her gloved hand in the fore-shot, looks reminiscent of one of the witches from the movie "The Witches" from the book by the beloved Roald Dahl.

    Peter, your skill and passion never cease to amaze me; neither does your apparent endless reservoir of 'cousin patience'.

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  2. Boarding school ... and banana .... hahaha!!

    The dress is DIVINE! I'm not usually drawn to vintage for myself but I think I want this one.

    Looking forward to tomorrow's vlog.

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    1. You'd rock this dress, Debbie! (I'll provide the gloves.)

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  3. I love her picnic basket!

    Brenda

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  4. wonderful show and the dress is superb. you amaze me Peter.

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  5. I doubt than even Constance Bennett could look more glamorous than Cathy does. The dress is wonderful. It has movement. The color is vibrant. Love how blase New Yorkers leave a beauty alone for a small fashion shoot.

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  6. Love it! What a wonderful dress and so stylish. Boarding school huh? :-)

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  7. Red is definitely Cathy's color. She looks divine.

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  8. What a fun dress! Cathy looks great in red!

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  9. This is my favorite photo shoot Cathy's done!

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  10. Such a witty photo shoot! Cathy was greatly missed and she looks every inch the supermodel in that gorgeous red dress.

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  11. Honestly, Cathy's photo shot is the reason I got out of bed this morning. Bravo! Bravo!

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  12. sublime! my favorite shot is the one posing so stylishly on that boulder. happy pride weekend, peter!

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  13. She is perfectly, perfect.... simply red.

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  14. Can't believe you found a pay phone...........She's quite the doll!

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    1. OMGosh. I was *just* going to say that about the pay phone. I'm surprised the receiver is still attached.

      I've missed dear Cathy. She's looking as radiant and beautiful as ever - banana and all.

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    2. Isn't that shot priceless! It's my favorite of the entire shoot. Such personality!

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  15. I cant quite believe you've managed to make such a beautiful dress in a week! You have some serious sewing skills
    Frankie
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Magnifique... the dress, the hat, the storyline & Cathy of course!

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  17. Cathy looks gorgeous, as always. Who's the chick in the black-and-white photo?

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    1. That's poor little Gloria Vanderbilt, but for our purposes it's Simplicity at Miss Porter's School.

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  18. I'm in awe of that fabric, and the pattern is divine..... so is Cathy!

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  19. all of the above and the gorgeous red gloves...

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  20. Cathy looks smashing in red rayon! It's definitely her color. You hit the jackpot when you found that fabric.

    Very saucy banana picture. ;)

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  21. Cathy looks very fetching in the red dress. I nearly spat out my coffee when I read that Simplicity is going to boarding school (brilliant!). She will be hob nobbing with aristocrats..

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  22. The dress, the styling, Cathy and the shoot are absolutely fabulous.

    Cannot wait to hear Cathy speak!!

    Spud.

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  23. Red is ravishing on Cathy Lane. Can't wait for tomorrow's VLOG. Brava!

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  24. Oh Cathy looks so gorgeous! Love all the captions, especially the Simplicity and boarding school things - damn my curiosity, I do want to know what Simplicity did now!

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  25. Will Cathy commandeer a Vlog for herself??
    Wear a variety of her finery, while dispensing her hard scrabble wisdom?

    You could use a week off, Peter.

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  26. Beautiful! So lovely to see Cathy again. We need to see more of her. Maybe Cathy can make a guest appearance tomorrow, or some time soon. The red is spectacular.

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  27. I love the dress! Looks gorgeous on Cathy but I do prefer the white gloves. I wish I had such easy access to vintage fabric and patterns!

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  28. So glamorous! I love this look on Cathy.

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  29. Cathy lugged that big picnic basket around NYC just to hold one banana & some cigarettes?! Why didn't you offer to carry them for her, Peter?

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  30. Peter, I'm thinking you need a shirt in that exact shade of red!

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  31. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks you and Cathy could be twins

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  32. Peter, you make beautiful clothes, and Cathy should be proud. She looks stunning as usual! That print is beautiful. Thanks for the daily inspiration and great craftsmanship.

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  33. Red is an excellent color on Cathy. I bet it would look great on you too since you have similar coloring. ;-)

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