Hawaii was the holiday destination in the 1950’s, with a dozen or so films being made there and the rest of Hollywood jumping aboard planes and cruise-ships for a visit, its popularity soared. It became the United States 50th state in 1959.
So, with all this going on, it is little surprise that fashions from Hawaii were very popular around that time and this very dress, not only looks Hawaiian, but the label read “Paradise Hawaii’ made in Honolulu. Yes! I actually felt a bit like a movie star while wearing it, hence all the poses (oops, may have gotten carried away, slightly) Either way, I had a lot of fun with this shoot, because the sun was out, the dress is bright and fun, and yes, I felt a bit like a movie star…
On another random note, for what ever reason, I had the Chiquita Banana song going through my head for the entire day, possible because of the dress, which prompted me to YouTube the original video, made in 1944. I attached it to the bottom of the last photo, please watch it, I promise you wont be disappointed. Its pretty fabulous.
WATCH ME!! Chiquita Banana