Thursday, October 16, 2014

Frocktober Day 16 Forties does Forties!

Thanks go out to Saskia and her mum Klarissa for their donation yesterday! We still have two more weeks to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation so let's keep going. Why? Well I don't want to bombard you with terrifying statistics's just a few.

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death of all gynaecological cancers.

Ovarian cancer has a lower survival rate than both breast and cervical cancer.

Over 50% of the community incorrectly believe a pap smear diagnoses ovarian cancer.


Now to the frock.... 
I've done 80's does 40's and 70's does 40's so I thought it was about time I showed off this 40's does 40's navy crepe dress. 

 It's a complicated thing - draped but structured, button through with shoulder pads and I love it. Best of all it was given to me by my dear friend Sue who has a wonderful eye for treasure!
Those forties frocks are so clever - they sure knew how to cut their cloth according to their means!

I wore it with navy and orange scarf that was my mums, paisley tights (also a gift from a friend! Lucky me, right?), little brown suitcase, leopard and mustard wedge creepers and lovely opal earrings that used to belong to my Granny Mabel.
On the bus today a woman was staring at me and when we got off she told me she was staring because I reminded her of how her mother had looked in the 40's.

and again just a reminder to donate to frocktober here...



  1. My favourite frock so far Julianne
    (and I'm rather fond of that nautical print you're posing in front of too!)
    Keep up the good work - you're going gang-busters!

    1. the nautical print was 50 cents at an op shop in South Australia Kylie. I gave them more than that you'll be pleased to know!.This is one of my most favourite dresses too Kylie. I feel classy when I wear it!

  2. Hi Julianne! I am just catching up on your Frocktober - it's so great! I love your notes and stories too.
    I will ponder my favourite movie dresses and get back to you. And I absolutely loved your Ace Cool story!! What a legend taking in roaming tourists! Congrats on Frocktober. xx

    1. Thanks Donna! And thanks for your donation! You FROCK! x

  3. That dress is spectacularly made!

    1. Yes it is! I would never be able to figure it out!