First I spent a bit of time looking at old photographs and fashion photos on Google. Then a few 1940's hair tutorials on youtube. One of the best was a young African American woman putting her hair up in an updo. My hair is really really curly and gets really nappy and isn't conducive to some sleek period hair without a lot of ironing and fussing with. Then off to my closet -- this was a study in successive approximation. I looked for things that had the flavor of the 40s....a pencil skirt, a white ruffled work shirt, my salsa dancing shoes. Then off to the vintage stash, gloves and purse. Some basic pearl earrings and bright lipstick....alas no seamed hose, sometimes I have them in the hose drawer and sometimes not....this time...no go.
So I threw this together the best I could and here is a photo:
I was lucky enough to be offered a photo in this wonderful car! Wish it was mine!!
Here is another beautiful car I wouldn't mind driving.