Mommie Dearest

Now that I'm a mother, I spend a lot of Friday nights at home, curled up on the couch with a Lifetime movie and a limited-edition Steak N' Shake shake, like the heavenly "S'Mores" or "Birthday Cake" flavors. (Truth be told, I did this even before I was a mother-but only on those rare nights where my packed social calendar had an opening. LOL) On a recent movie night, I screened a flick that had been saved on the DVR for several months called Mommie Dearest. The 1981 movie is based on the true story of actress Joan Crawford's troubled relationship with one of her adopted daughters. To say that Mommie is far from dear is a colossal understatement. In the movie's most infamous scene, Joan flies into a blind, psychotic rage after seeing a wire hanger in her young daughter's closet. Seriously.

Despite Joan's (hopefully) alleged lunacy, the movie showcased gorgeous, vintage couture. The costumes were designed by Academy Award winner Irene Sharaff. I was shocked to see Joan/Faye Dunaway in a dress that is uncannily similar to one I bought from Rung and wore at our first Blogger Party. The bulk of the movie is set from the 1940s-1970s, so my gown is probably from the end of that time frame. Check it out:
My dress: designed by Estevez, thrifted from Rung & Sprung. That's Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest.
Photos by David Kilper of Arkitography
Pardon the weird stance, but you can see the unique armholes. :)
Photo by David Kilper of Arkitography


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