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Vintage Turban Tying at the Missouri History Museum

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Last Thursday, I went to the Missouri History Museum with my friend, Beth of Parsimonia Vintage in St Louis. The History Museum was closing its fabulous Little Black Dress exhibit and asked us to come to the ladies night out event to teach attendees how to tie vintage scarves to style with their little black dresses or daily attire. Beth brought her beautiful collection of vintage Vera scarves and I doodled some tutorials for the ladies to take home and practice.







Beth had her darling vintage trailer set up outside with other mobile fashion boutiques so the ladies could shop after checking out the exhibit and Michelle from Creature Type was there, drawing amazing live fashion portraits.





It was a really amazing event because there were so many different types of women, all ages, all backgrounds, all dressed in their little black dresses and all loving these crazy scarves! Beth and I had a blast tying scarves on ourselves and others and spreading the vintage love. We had some really simple scarves for them to try but everyone really wanted to try the big bold turban, which made me smile because I love crazy hats!


Of course, I wore one of my favorite little black dresses, a 40s hand painted rayon dress with a fantastic black hat and big hair. I got a lot of compliments on my deco dress clips, which I found years ago at an antique mall.

1940s plus size little black dress with vintage dramatic feather hat and poodle updo from Va-Voom Vintage

1940s plus size little black dress with vintage dramatic feather hat and poodle updo from Va-Voom Vintage

1940s plus size little black dress with vintage dramatic feather hat and poodle updo from Va-Voom Vintage

dramatic vintage feather hat with snood and curly poodle updo from Brittany of Va-Voom Vintage

dramatic vintage feather hat with snood and curly poodle updo from Brittany of Va-Voom Vintage


I got to run through the exhibit at the end of the evening and it was amazing. It started out with mourning gowns from the Victorian era and ended in fabulous fashion forward designer dresses. It was tricky to photograph in the low light but here's a few of my favorite things. 


































4 Responses to “Vintage Turban Tying at the Missouri History Museum”

  1. Ooooooh, aaaaaaaah! Fabulous! And shoes toooo.... You look stunning, and what a blast it must have been.

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous adventure! You looked marvelous, loved your hair and hat, and the dress clips were quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures!

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  3. I wish I were there! You look gorgeous, love your curls, and it sounds like a super fun day. Have a nice weekend, dear. :)

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  4. Great exhibit, looks like a fun night. You look great!

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