It has been a while since I have shared any random vintage loveliness. So, today I have for you Bella magazine from January 1951:
Bella was a Dutch magazine which was (as far as I know) at least published from the late 1930's to the late 1950's. It is essentially a more glamorous cousin of Marion: It is larger in size, includes news about high fashion AND a tracing sheets with patterns for all the designs in each issue (although still in one size only).
This was the fashion news, with photographs! One design by Jacques Griffe, one by Jean Peton and two by Maison Alwyn (ehm, obviously you don't get patterns for designs in the fashion news...).
Griffe is the only one of those three design houses I am familiar with and this great evening gown is his creation. With pockets and a huge collar!
I also adore the Alwynn creations:
This gloriously draped jersey dress,
nd the special suit with fold-back details.
And then, there are the magazine's own designs and this month starts with the most eye-catching ones possible: Wedding gowns. And, on the far right of the page, some pretty great dresses for the mother of the bride.
After that, it is on to more every-day wear:
Every issue includes a pattern which is shown in many variations. This time, it's a dress.
Coats and dresses.