Philadelphia 1940’s Photoshoot

1940’s Clothing and Jewelry

We adore 1940’s fashion – the muted colors, long full skirts and a-line skirts, the Victory suits, bolero jackets, and high waisted trousers.  In jewelry fashion, the decade saw patriotic and sweetheart jewelry, and new materials like bakelite and vermeil.  Later in the 1940’s in particular, it was full of costume jewelry from Trifari and others that allowed women to adorn themselves on a budget during a time of war.

1940's vintage fashion

Philadelphia Area Photographer, Makeup Artist & Jeweler

We teamed up with the amazing Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography to do a 1940’s inspired styled photoshoot in the Philadelphia suburbs.  Makeup was done by Ruthie’s Eyes Studio from Havertown, all clothing was vintage from Kylene’s personal collection, and the Art Deco marcasite earrings were provided by us.  We love the slight sparkle the earrings give to the taupe and black color tones of the outfit!

Vintage Pinup Model

Sarah, the model, is typically known for her vintage pinup photo shoots.  This time, her look is more subdued, but she is just as sexy, in a long velvety cape, a black turtleneck, black tulle skirt, maryjane heels, and a gorgeous pillbox hat.

1920's Art Deco marcasite screwback earrings

1920's Art Deco marcasite earrings

These marcasite screwback earrings in sterling silver which we provided were subtle and perfect.

1940's styled photoshoot with cape, hat, screwback earrings

1940's pinup model in Philadelphia wearing hat and cape

The Philadelphia backdrop with its brick alleyways gave a stark backdrop that allowed Sarah’s beauty and the vintage style to take center stage.

1940's photo shoot in black and white in Philadelphia

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