Apr 11

Not So Blue Hawaii


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.


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WATCH ME!! Chiquita Banana


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  1. Sineadlally

    beautiful shoot jessica love the colours and the popping!!!

  2. WellAppointedCatwalk

    That second photo of you is amazing! Just like a pinup girl. :)

    1. Anonymous

      Thanks Marissa! x

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

  3. Grit and Glamour

    These shots are fantastic…so very retro! You remind me of Dita. I LOVE this look on you!

    1. Anonymous

      Thanks Vahni! Im inspired, Im definitely going to try more colorful outfits after this, it was so much more fun to edit!

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

  4. Blaubushka

    wow pretty lady x


    Fantastic vintage look. Loving the fruity bag!!

  6. Kirstin Marie

    Oh my gosh, you look gorgeous! This is an amazing vintage look, I love it!

  7. chiara ye

    too cute bag

  8. Adrienne Bowling

    Just discovered your blog, and it is amazing! This look is vintage perfection, and the strawberry bag is too cute! I love fruit themed accessories :)

  9. Fashion Limbo

    Absolutely adore the dress, amazing colours and it really suits your skin colour and hair tone. I also really like how you’ve done the pictures and the setting… this is all just to say that I love everything about this post 😛

    1. Anonymous

      Why thanks very much missus!! Im kind of in love with the dress too, Id love to keep it!! sigh..

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

  10. Aquí

    You look adorable! Love the dress and LOVE the glasses! Great post!

    1. Anonymous

      Thanks lady! I was so pleased with the way these turned out! Sometimes it just works!~

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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