Classic Horror Scream Queens

It’s the month of cuddling up into bed and watching endless amounts of classic horror films. Women in horror films dates back to silent films, such as Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. In the spirit of October and all its spookiness, here are some of our favorite classic horror Scream Queens! Ladies from films that date from the early 1900s to the 1950s. We can’t get enough of their dreamy vintage glam and hair raising shrieks. ScreamQueenPost_JanetLeigh

Up first is our choice of the number one Classic Horror Scream Queen, Janet Leigh. We picked her because of her role in Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, big green eyes, and being the mother to our modern day Scream Queen, Jaime Lee Curtis.

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Our second choice is Fay Wray, who is known as one of the first Scream Queens. She played the female lead in one the first talking horror films King Kong produced and directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Throughout her career she appeared in many other horror films.

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And last but not least, our third, is Mae Clarke, known for her role as the bride of Dr. Frankenstein in James Whale’s Frankenstein. The scene in the film in which she scares off the Monster, played by Boris Karloff, by her screams has forever won her the title of a Scream Queen. Also, I can’t help but sigh every time I see the wedding gown and veil she wears.

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  1. Julie Adams, 2. Evelyn Ankers, 3. Barbara Steele, 4. Mary Philbin, 5. Jane Randolph

Because there were so many notable classic Queens, we had to include more than just three. Here are five more that won our hearts over.

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Emerge At Twilight | A Shop Update

Although we’re past the fall equinox and leaves are scattered on the sidewalk outside, it seems that Portland summer is still lingering around. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the morning and afternoon light shining through my windows and crisp sunny days. However, I am truly missing grey skies and the moody, cloudy Pacific Northwest weather I initially fell in love with. In the meantime, as we wait, here are some new things in the shop! Shady and grey tones to prep us for when Portland’s autumn decides to come into full swing.

TWEET_shopupdatetriptychvintage 1950s black chantilly lace pleat party dress | vintage 1950s blue embroidered day dress | vintage 1950s grey day dress with patch pocketsTWEET_vintage1940sstripedsilkbowhatwithtullevintage 1940s navy straw hat with silk ribbonvintage1970slightgreyprincesstrenchcoatvintage1970slightgreyprincesstrenchcoat_08vintage 1970s light grey wool princess trench coat TWEET_vintage1930sbluewoolcoatwithlambswoolvintage 1930s blue wool coat with curled lambs wool TWEET_vintage1930snavyfloralbowshatvintage 1930s blue hat with velvet bows and flowersTWEET_vintage1950sblackknittopwithbowvintage 1950s black cashmere shawl top TWEET_vintage1950sblueembroidereddaydressvintage 1950s blue embroidered day dress TWEET_vintage1950scheckeredbluewhiteskirtvintage 1950s blue white checkered eyelet swing skirt TWEET_vintage1950sgreyblackstripedwoolcircleskirtvintage 1950s grey black striped wool circle skirtTWEET_vintage1950sblackchantillylacedressvintage 1950s black chantilly lace pleat party dress

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Vintage All Hallows’ Eve Costume Inspirations

For those of us who love to dress up, Halloween is such a treat (ha!) of a holiday. It’s a whole day dedicated to the act of dressing up as whatever you want to be!Vintage Halloween Costume Blog Post

I love self-made costumes and seeing the creative ways people portray their ideas, no matter how abstract, through clothing. Vintage costumes in particular are so wonderful, because it was a time before pre-made store-bought costumes. If you’re still cooking up ideas for your own ensemble, here are some vintage inspired costume ideas.

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