It was a time of swing dresses, pencil skirts, and fishnet pantyhose. A time of pinup girls, military uniforms, and a World War. A time of zoot suits, big band music, and luscious red lips. It was the 1940's era, a time like no other and a time that will always be remembered for the impact it made in American History and on fashion.
On Friday, September 5, Yelp New Orleans the popular "online urban guide" and business review site will relive that special moment in time at its “Come Fly Away with Yelp” party. The famed National WWII Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center will serve as the perfect backdrop for a night that partygoers can step back in time and pay homage to wartime glory, the 1940's and the fabulous fashions of that era. Festivities start at 8pm and goes until 11pm.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center's exhibits and interactive experiences that paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war including their signature exhibit. The evening will also include tasty bits from New Orleans restaurants, specialty cocktails and live entertainment including the Victory Belles.
Everyone is encouraged to keep with the wartime glory-theme by coming decked out in their most authentic 1940's fashion. Whether you're honoring the troops, rocking the Rosie the Riveter look, or steppin' out in '40s high fashion, get creative and show your love for an era that time will never forget! Who knows, you may be the winner the Best Dressed Contest presented by Fashion Week New Orleans. Plus, Magnolia Makeup will be on hand to give the perfect cherry red luscious lips at The Red Lipstick Bar to complete your fashion statement.
Aww, the fashions! Don’t know where to begin to get that 1940’s vintage style? No worries. Check out the slideshow for 1940’s and vintage fashion inspirations. All can be found locally at New Orleans boutiques such as Trashy Diva, Dollz & Dames, Retro Active, A Girl is a Gun, and Italy Direct.
Yelps annual party is a FREE event, with a suggested donation of $10 (that gets you raffle tickets!) to benefit Grow Dat Youth Farm. Click here to RSVP.
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