Ladies, how many times have you felt your lingerie is so pretty, you just wish everyone could see it? That’s definitely the case with What Katie Did Lingerie – the retro-inspired lingerie brand that recreates the sexy looks of silver screen starlets of the ‘40s and ‘50s. They recently paired with one of my favorite vintage reproduction designers, ReVamp Vintage, for a fashion show unlike any other.
The catwalk took the form of a classic burlesque routine. Models provided a seductive but elegant and playful tease – we’re keeping it PG folks! – showing off ReVamp dresses and pantsuits on the outside, then stripping down to their What Katie Did Lingerie underneath. It was a great way to showcase both designers – and as expected, the crowd went wild!
Annamarie von Firley of ReVamp Vintage &
Katie Thomas of What Katie Did Lingerie
Atop Downtown LA’s historic gems, the Broadway Bar and Orpheum Theatre, there is a little workshop and showroom called ReVamp Vintage where they create clothing from the years 1910 – 1950. I stopped by there recently and got a look at their latest line, “The Prohibition Collection” featuring women’s and men’s designs from the year 1920, the year Prohibition took place.
Founder/designer Annamarie Von Firley, who, it must be said, knows her fashion details down the last stitch, gave me a tour of the new line that features men’s three-piece suits with high-waisted, flat front, narrow-legged pants, vests that end at the natural waistline and what she calls the “John Barrymore” shirt featuring a long pointed collar. The conservative silhouettes for women, which predate the flapper commonly connected with the ‘20s, feature coat smocks, belted or sashed blouses at the natural waistline and “dirndl skirts” – full gathered skirts with fitted bodices.
ReVamp prides itself in creating period perfect looks and Hollywood has taken notice. They’ve done wardrobe for a number of TV shows and films including “Big Love”, “True Blood” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2011), and the wedding dress and bridesmaids in “Pan Am’s” premiere episode.
See more of ReVamp’s new collection and browse the shop click the photo below to see the slideshow:
In a hip little penthouse lost downtown is a store and workshop called ReVamp, which makes vintage recreations from the period between 1910-1950. Owned by the ever-stylish Annamarie von Firley (who can always be spotted in a crowd because of her fashion sense and canary-yellow bob), this retro designer makes clothes for the vintage lover and many TV and film productions from a workshop/store that sits in the penthouse stuite of the historic Platt building, wedged between the Broadway Bar and the Orpheum Theatre. They also host weekend retro hair and makeup workshops to teach you how to get the right look to match your period outfits. Other events include fashion shows for their latest collection that was cute indeed! See their super-cute fashions by clicking the link below: