Before the snow completely melts away I thought I should share some photos from a winter shoot. These photos were taken in the middle of February when we still had tons of snow on the ground! Like 3 plus feet!! It was a great opportunity to get some pictures of my new fur coat and winter boots. Most of the snow is gone now and the forecast for the next week looks pretty good. A mix of sun and clouds with highs in the 60s! Whoot! Bring on spring! Oh and don't forget about my photo contest, "Color Recipes for Spring." There is still plenty of time to enter. :)
I found this coat, which I believe is mink, as well as my fur trimmed over shoes on Ebay. The shoes fit perfectly over a pair of my 1940s heels. The bottoms are rubber and the uppers are fabric. The fur is rabbit. The overshoes looked brown in the sale pictures but when I opened the box I happily discovered the brown fabric was woven with a shiny copper thread! Hard to tell in these pictures. I've wanted a pair of these for a while now and I'm quite pleased to have found such a unique pair.
I love the shape of the sleeves on this coat! Very late 1930s! The shoulder pads inside are very thick. :)
Under the coat I wore my Be My Valentine Blouse made from Mail Order pattern 2588 and a 1940s WAVE uniform skirt. I purchased the skirt somewhere in my travels, thrift store maybe? Sadly it didn't come with any uniform parts. As a lone skirt I don't mind wearing it on occasion as it makes a great separate to mix and match with. (You can see it here with my yellow sweater.)
After taking these photos I changed and went for a snowshoe with Cori. I wore modern ski pants with a great Norwegian wool sweater I found at a local antique mall. The red and white head band I'm wearing was made for me my Cori's mom. I believe it's made from a 1950s knitting pattern.
Cori tried out some of his military gear. :) The snowshoes are modern but everything else is original or reproduction WWII gear. I think he was going for a Battle of the Bulge look. Many of our soldiers went into battle with very little in the way of winter gear.