Vintage Movies: I’ve Always Loved You (1946)

I've Always Loved You (1946)

Amazon Prime Video is now streaming the 1946 movie I’ve Always Loved You starring Catherine McLeod. Admittedly I’ve never heard of this movie, but started watching it because it was suggested to me. I immediately fell in love with Myra’s (Catherine McLeod) wardrobe and the charming country house she lives in!

Doesn’t her ensemble above remind you of Belle from Beauty and the Beast? It was the first thought that came to my mind!

I've Always Loved You (1946)

The premise of the movie is about a young gifted pianist (a country girl) who is torn between her admiration for her brilliant (albeit snooty as heck and kind of a douche) maestro who comes from old Eastern European money and the farm boy she left at home (the one driving the tractor) Pick the farm boy! Pick the farm boy! Always pick the farm boy…helloooo Dread Pirate Roberts!

Also I’m pretty in love with their country house. I’m such a country girl at heart, I really am.

I've Always Loved You (1946)
I've Always Loved You (1946)
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OH MY GOD. Isn’t this yellow dress just to die for?! I re-watched this scene over and over just to stare at this dress. I need this in my life! Yes, I do! Also, I have major hair envy here…

I've Always Loved You (1946)

Now, this movie has some serious shoulder pad/wide shoulder silhouettes that the later 1940s were known for. I don’t care for those too much, so I’m just showing you my favorite ensembles. Oh, there is also a scene where Myra receives a STUNNING piano shawl from Leopold when they travel around the world and she takes him under his wing. This piano shawl would fetch a pretty penny in a vintage shop today!

There is a rather sad part in the movie when Myra (spoiler alert!) finally gets to debut at Carnegie Hall and you can really see how her heart breaks because she loves her jerk maestro so much. There’s a SERIOUS SHOWDOWN and Myra is in this breathtaking in a 1940s pink gown with rhinestones.

I've Always Loved You (1946)
I've Always Loved You (1946)

Isn’t this ensemble just wonderful? I do adore the abundance of poet sleeve blouses in this movie and the pointed collars! I am so excited for this ensemble because I own something very similar (in the mending pile though) but the colors are a little different. Sorry these screen caps are so low quality, I hope you can see the wonderful clothing details anyway!

I've Always Loved You (1946)
I've Always Loved You (1946)

OMG I love this scene. The lake, the tree, her outfit, his hand in his pocket…that charming house in the background… how wonderful. The acting here is really wooden. It’s a little painful to watch, just ignore that and pay attention to the charming outfit Myra is wearing.

Babushka, Leopold’s grandmother, has the best lines in the movie and is often the voice of wisdom. I also like that she calls Myra “Butterball”

Did they know you? No, Leopold. Not for an instant. There is your mistress. Music. Only music, Leopold…

Pretty faces grow old, pretty hands grow thin, soon there is nothing but name on stone. Music goes on forever.

Now this movie is very interesting for fashion because there is a span of about 20 or so years and the styles never change! They don’t ever tell you in the movie what year it is, but one can assume it begins after the war in the 40s and then all of a sudden 16 years pass and they are still in the 1940s!

I've Always Loved You (1946)
I've Always Loved You (1946)

This color combo is pretty fetching! Also doesn’t Catherine McLeod resemble Megan Fox a little here, or rather the other way around.

I've Always Loved You (1946)

This robe and slip combo is pretty amazing. I can’t tell what color it is exactly, I am guessing a soft mint blue? Next we have some pretty stellar fur stole action… also this depicts two very beautiful colored gowns in the movie. I won’t show you too much because it will spoil things…

I've Always Loved You (1946)

And last but not least, the final gown Myra wears in the movie. The draping is incredible and I love this color! If you don’t want to see the whole movie just skip to the last 15-20 minutes so you can see the entirety of this gown.

I've Always Loved You (1946)

That is all for this month’s VINTAGE MOVIE night! Thanks for the recommendation Amazon!

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Passing of Traditions | A Shop Update

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These last few weeks have simultaneously felt like the longest and shortest 3 weeks so far this summer. Certain days move slower than others. And other days, like yesterday and today I’ve glanced up at the clock and it’s 7:12 AM then I glance again and it’s past 6:00 PM.

Time moves in odd ways.

I have started a new way of photographing jewelry for the shop. This running an online vintage shop business involves a lot of evolving. Hmmm…

Anyhow…today’s shop update is full of pretty things I must say. Why don’t you check them out here: New Arrivals at Adored Vintage

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Vintage Sewing Booklets 1949, 1958, 1961


Let us dive into some vintage sewing ephemera! I obtained these three booklets from an estate sale. Quite some time ago. I often pick these up as they are wonderful for research especially in dating vintage clothing and also in general sewing knowledge.


This is a feature inside the 1949 Simplicity Sewing Book. I love that so much attention was paid to what colors suited you best. I feel this is something we don’t really take into much consideration anymore.


Inside the 1949 sewing book is an illustrated guide of sewing tools one should have. I really dislike this bright orange color motif (the ENTIRE booklet features this highlight color, yuck)


Here are two advertisements for fabrics in the Spring 1961 McCall’s Pattern book. On the left Paris inspired prints from Lowenstein and on the right an advertisement for Du Pont fabrics showing Dacron (a type of polyester fabric) and Cotton.


Another fabric advertisement in the McCall’s 1961 Pattern Fashions book. This time for Estron acetate fabrics.


These are pages from the Vogue 1958 August-September Pattern Book. It is interesting for me to note these styles look more in tune with what we know the early 60s fashions to be in America. BUT, remember! These are fashions from PARIS and Paris was always on ahead in fashion!


These couple of pages from the 1958 Vogue Pattern book features a lot of wonderful separates and I love that they are referred to as “Change-About Wardrobe” I quite love the  dress worn with the peter pan collar blouse.

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Flowers for Alistair | A Shop Update

FLOWERS FOR ALISTAIR DRESS | vintage 1940s violets floral print rayon dress

CHINOISERIE BLUSH BLOUSE | vintage 1950s pink silk embroidered mandarin blouse

MARAIS TAPESTRY SKIRT | vintage 1950s black velvet flocked tapestry pleat skirt

THE SQUARE IN TERESINA DRESS | vintage 1960s white lace panels boho dress

PORT TOWNSEND CAPE | vintage 1940s grey and pink knit cape with poms

LARTIGUE BRINNON SKIRT | vintage 1940s light purple wool pencil skirt

FLOUNCED COCO TOP | vintage 1970s cream gauze cotton peasant top

NEW ENGLAND ROSES SKIRT | vintage 1990s cream silk rose print skirt

Today I woke up and a swift cool breeze blew through the dining room windows causing the sheer white curtains to suddenly kick up their heels. I of course immediately ran out to the backyard and took in a deep breath. Oh Autumn! My nose tingled with the sweet scent of the coming season.

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In Which I Profess My Love for Victoria Magazine


Do you follow Adored Vintage on Instagram? If you do, it will be of no surprise to you that I LOVE, absolutely ADORE vintage Victoria magazine. I don’t even remember how I came to know about Victoria magazine. I know it is still in circulation, but I first found out about the vintage issues before I even knew there was a current print.


Now, perhaps I am biased, but I just really don’t care as much for the new print. But the issues from the 1980s and early to mid 90s. Oh they captivate my heart so! It is so very rare for me now to just want to pour over a magazine over and over again and the first volumes of Victoria magazine I escape to time and time again.

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The photography by Toshi Otsuki renders me speechless. There is a dreamlike nostalgia about them. As if you’ve been there before and somehow someone was able to capture the beauty you experienced better than your own eyes.

Isn’t this chocolate cake dusted with powdered sugar just the sweetest? I can’t wait to give this a try for our next party! Just simply use an antique tablecloth to create beautiful patterns!


Many of the features in the magazine are so in line with what I love sometimes I believe this magazine was made just for me. Well not SOLELY for ME, but you know, as if someone went into my brain and decided to make a magazine all about the things I love, dream to do, and appreciate.


The fashion and clothes depicted in the magazine almost always have a romantic idyllic vintage feel. While some outfits seem quite dated, the overall feeling is still very poignant to me and the vintage clothes I like to wear and stock in my shop.


I am so absolutely smitten with both of these Autumn ensembles! I recently just received the Fall 2015 J. Peterman catalog and there is a sweater coat similar to the one depicted here that I want.


Oh my goodness doesn’t this last image just look exactly like something I would take a photo of? Even down to the little bits of flowers tucked in with the dress. It just amazes me how much this magazine speaks to my core!

So now of course after you have become mesmerized by these pages I am going to send you to some other websites you may enjoy… and I will be posting more peeks into my vintage Victoria magazine collection at later times!

. . . other places you may care to visit . . .

Remembering Victoria Magazine // A blog that features a couple peeks into the pages of vintage Victoria magazine when it was lead by editor-in-chief Nancy Lindemeyer. I do wish there were MORE posts, there’s only a few, but still nice to go through. |

Nancy Lindemeyer’s Blog // Editor in Chief of Victoria magazine and was the founding editor in 1987 and worked for Victoria until 2000. |

A more satirical post which had me up in stitches because while I truly love Victoria magazine, I am also keenly aware how absolutely fantastical it is… Buzz Feed: 19 Things Victoria Magazine Taught Us


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