Friday, May 25, 2012

Paint Party Friday.....Put on your Favorite Dress.....

Hi Everyone....

There is nothing sweeter than the cute dresses from days gone by.....I love the smiles and happiness they bring and every one back in the day wore their best dresses each and every day.....I think it would be pretty amazing to step back in time when women were always decked out .....and men were always charming....

I am on another one of my retro fashion modes and am having so much fun painting these ladies with a nod to days gone by....and special dresses that were simply worn even to the grocery store....what is the last thing you wore to the Grocery Store?

You know you love putting on your favorite dress....so why not wear it....stop saving it for that special occasion when everyday is a special occasion......

Sharing my latest in this series with all of my super talented friends over at Paint Party Friday....

Happy Friday and Happy Creating Everyone!!!

38 comments:

Faye said...

Beautiful job, Diana. I remember those dresses. And the white gloves, too.

Diana Evans said...

Thanks for popping by Faye!!!!

Heather Foust said...

I love love love this!! This reminds me of my Mom. She wore that kind of dress and she wore her hair up in a french knot. She was so beautiful just like this pretty lady. Thanks for bring back some memories for me.

JKW said...

Yep, that was part of our closet. I thought gloves would never go out. . . Thanks for the memories. I enjoy seeing the 'good old days.' Blessings, Janet PPF

minnemie said...

Awww, reminds me of looking in awe at my mom in my little-girl days (gone by).

Mandy said...

oh...how wonderful...it would be wonderful just to have a day like that...now...i went grocery shoping last night and i wore jeans and a shirt with a cardi over the top...oh, and a scarf...it was freezing......xxx

Tammie Lee said...

so fun to see your retro lady. i agree, dresses are fab and it is the season!

Helen Campbell said...

I love the dress and white gloves! I am so glad we are a bit more casual these days. Happy PPF!

martinealison said...

Il est vrai qu'autrefois, et ce n'était que hier, une femme ne sortait pas sans être convenablement bien habillée et même chapeautée...
Je suis fascinée par ta dernière création... Elle est très féminine et classe ta petite femme...
Ce soir je penserai à toi ma chère Diana car je vais mettre une jolie petite robe car je sors pour fêter mon anniversaire ! Mais je ne rivaliserai jamais avec cette toute charmante jeune femme !
Gros bisous à toi.

Lynn said...

I'm so glad you knew to give her gloves and matching shoes and belt.
My mom dressed this way in the 1950's when I was growing up. Well done!

Ginny said...

Your lady is beautiful. I remember those dresses and how special you felt in one of them. They always made me feel so grown up.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wonderful fun Diana Love the Dresses! Your art is always enchanting!

Ayala Art said...

I love it!! Yes, wouldn't it ge great? A bit annoying with the summer heat, but so nice! Hats, dresses...

Netty said...

Loving your illustration Diana and the dress is beautiful. We had Sunday best dresses and all our good clothes were saved for outings, vacations and church. Happy PPF, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

This is beautiful. I love fashion from bygone eras. you're right, woman really dressed as woman as a matter of course. now i'm more likely to be found in jeans and sneakers than a dress!

Kokopelli said...

Great drawing! Love the ladies with those "oldie" dresses. So elegant!

SHERI C said...

Sweet illustration. Thanks for reminding us to treat EVERYDAY like it is special.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh this is so sweet! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hybrid J said...

Oh, I'm loving the dress. Such a joyful artwork!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your retro art ~ fabulous! ~ I wore jeans to the market ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Lisa M Griffin said...

this makes me want to go shopping. :)
Enjoy your weekend.

carlarey said...

This is beautiful. My husband has been on a streak of watching Mad Men, this reminds me of the way the women dress on that show, just everyday gorgeousness.

Gloria said...

These are co neat-o as we used to say when I was a teen in the 1950's! Thanks for bringing a smile and memories of dresses worn in days gone past. Now I wear chinos and boat neck 3/4 length sleeve tops to the store! And sandals today because it is hot here in Illinois!

Gloria said...

Well, I thought I left a comment, but it never showed up! I love this Neat-o direction of yours, which brings back fond memories!

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

I love the older styles. of every decade. they had charm and and character...and the young men kept their pants up. LOL
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Denise Mulligan said...

Hi Diana,
These are adorable! I love fashion and especially these old styles. You did a fabulous job!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I love her dress. The fashions from that era are so cool. I agree, we need to wear our favorite dresses and stop waiting for that special occasion. Happy PPF

Anne said...

Lovely vintage fashion, elegant and charming!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is a great illustration as well... My grandmother always wore skirts and dresses in public and never never went anywhere without her "beads" which were a gorgeous strand of pearls.... I have great memories of heading down to the bakery with her being immaculately groomed and in a summer sun dress and "beads" at 7am on a Sunday morning, while I looked like a street urchin in comparison!!!... These illustrations are bringing back such wonderful memories for me...xx

Nora CG said...

Very beautiful and elegant. Great job!

Molly said...

You are so right. I'm amazed at how people dress even for more formal occasions. Or what used to be more formal occasions. We went to the theater recently and everybody was so dressed down.

I love the retro look you've created. Very Mad Men-esque! :-)

Giggles said...

Wonderful sentiment!! I would settle for people being kind to each other!!! But love your vintage lady!!
Happy ppf!!


Hugs Giggles

Mary C. Nasser said...

Fabulous, Diana!
Love it!
Have a great weekend.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

You have shared a beautiful post, thank you, love your elegant dress.
I bought a Laura Ashley dress that is so beautiful and love it when I wear it out and get so many nice comments.

have a wonderful long weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Melisa said...

I love looking at the vintage clothes but I'm so glad I am not expected to dress like that every day. Especially my feet!

kristin maynes said...

OH, she's gorgeous! I'm with you, I love the dresses from days gone by...I totally where them with a large hat. I love your talent. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Oh I love this dress. Reminds me of my mom when she wore dresses like this to cook in. Wow! Great job!!

Kat Griffin said...

Funny...I decided to put on my fav dress today just for fun and comfort it is a bright yellow, brown gold, orange and green soft stretchy dress. I feel so alive in this thing. Love retro stuff too ! Thanks for sharing your art this PPF

_KAT_

 
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