1940s Air Hostess Uniforms

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There was a great display (at the International Terminal of SFO before we left for Singapore) on airline uniforms through the ages. I was particularly taken with this one:


It's the 1939 uniform for United Airlines. Isn't it adorable?

With Parasols! And look at the shoes!

Although, that said, I got mighty addlepated over the current Singapore Air hostess uniforms, because OH MY GOD. I nearly bought one for myself (you can in Little India) and then realized I am not an incredibly stunning Asian woman and it would look ridiculous on me.

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Singapore Catch Up: 1880s Australian Lady, Fans, Parasols, and More

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A few more Retro Rack things I encountered in Singapore:

At the National Gallery Artists and Empire exhibit:



Reading an article on the plane, this adorable thing:


Found a wall of fans for Spohronia in Singapore's Chinatown:


And a beautiful collection of parasols:


I also learned a lot about historical dress in Singapore, but I'm saving that in case I decide to put it in an upcoming book.




Wear it well, Fashionable Reader.

Miss G
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Singapore Cosplay: Alexia & Ivy On The Equator

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Amazingly enough, at the Singapore Writers Festival two fantastic young ladies came dressed as Alexia & Ivy!

Gail Ivy Alexia Festival

Isn't that the coolest? LOOK AT THE HATS!

Although, not that cool in the literal sense of the word because it's like the surface of a very damp sun in Singapore (or feels that way to me). It's humid, and 1 degree off the equator, and they are wearing full coverage Victorian gowns!

By SG Yung

I saw them again the next day, in street wear and regular steampunk, and they re-introduced themselves to me as Alexia and Ivy. How adorable is that? (There were Irregular Choice shoes involved as well.)

By Sg Yung


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