I like to step back in time. On this day I got to travel to the 1940s with two other women who love the past as much as I do.

Dress

I pulled this 1940s dress for our photoshoot because of it’s beautiful coral colour and unique shape with a folded accordion empire bodice, fitted waistline and sleeves. This dress is dreamy and romantic. It sways easily with a woman’s walk and the crepe fabric bends and swishes with the breeze. This beauty is from my personal collection and a cherished favorite. You can barely tell that it has faded with age and shows small wear holes throughout the skirt. These imperfections tell a story of a well loved dress that has travelled 70 odd years to shine again.

Inspiration: this 40s dress is the perfect choice for a shoot in country fields. The coral colour compliments grassy fields and dramatic landscapes. I see a 1940s country girl wearing this to a town dance at the local hall, meeting the boy she loves (perhaps before he goes off to war).

Hair & Makeup

The amazing hair and makeup for this shoot was done by Jen Vanderzalm of Dames & Dolls Makeup.

Inspiration: 1940s movie stars like Rita Hayworth with tight curls and deep red lips.

Rita Hayworth

Location

Farm fields in Maple Ridge BC, Canada

Photography

Photos taken by the jaw dropping Sarah England Photography, self proclaimed time traveller.

The French 75 vintage blog

The French 75 vintage blog

The French 75 vintage blog

The French 75 vintage blog

The French 75 vintage blog The French 75 vintage blog

The French 75 vintage blog

I hope you enjoyed our look into the 1940s, stay tuned for more photos from our shoot <3

To work with us please find our details here:

The French 75 vintage shop, styling, and blog – http://thefrench75.ca/about/

Dames & Dolls Make Up by Jen Vanderzalm- https://www.facebook.com/damesanddollsmakeup

Sarah England Photography – http://sarahenglandphotography.com/