1.31.2011

Vintage Fashion Envy: I Love Lucy

While all my college peers were out drowning in beer and stupid rap music, I had a quiet night in with the boyfriend and a bottle of California Red Zinfandel, last night. After watching some stand up comedy, and the Nick Kroll special, which is, by the way, freaking hilarious, I decided to channel surf until I found something to stimulate my dorky side.

It seems that the Hallmark channel was airing multiple episodes of one of my favorite classic shows, I Love Lucy. I grew up watching the program, for my mom would always watch it on Nick at Nite and then TV Land, before they changed their target markets. If you've never watched "I Love Lucy", I highly recommend it, it's quite funny and well written. After a few episodes, one of my favorites, "Lucy Goes To Monte Carlo" aired, and I saw this:



Yes, I'm talking about Lucy's sequin, beaded, black dress. My latest quest will be to obtain something similar to it. And let's not forget how amazing she looks with her fur and evening clutch! This episode aired in 1956, an amazing era for flattering, and feminine fashion.





I simply drool over mid-century cocktail tail dresses and evening wear. What fashions have you been pining over lately?

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6 Comments:

theTsaritsa said...

I've always loved I Love Lucy! I used to watch it on Nick at Night when I was a kid. She always had such great style!

Storm. Kat Storm. said...

I LOVE 50s fashion... especially hats... I'm now on the prowl to find you this dress, or something similar.

I used to watch Lucy every day when I was a kid. My favorite episode was the one with the giant loaf of bread.

Josie said...

I absolutely adore Dior's New Look silhouette -- it definitely defines the fifties. Lucy always looked so fantastic!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Twenty.Something said...

I used to love I Love Lucy... this post made me smile. I want a cocktail dress like that.


And thanks for your sweet comment :)

I'm your newest follower.


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Jennifer said...

I Love Lucy is one of the few shows that can make me laugh really hard... And you're right... She is gorgeous. I have a couple posters of her in my room at home.

Dressedtothe9s said...

I saw you on UEF am following you now. I love 50's fashion check out my 50's dress on this post

http://dressedtothe9sconnie.blogspot.com/2011/01/clothes-from-my-past.html

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