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Old Hollywood: Wardrobe for a Starlet *UPDATED*

by gonkski222 Posted 14th Oct 2007 at 4:05 AM - Updated 18th Mar 2011 at 12:13 AM by gonkski222
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This download is part of the Old Hollywood Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It has taken me a month, but I have finally completed this project. I wanted to provide a full wardrobe for your Old Hollywood starlet: everything from underwear to a formal gown. At long last, it is finished!

A few words about my inspiration for each item. The everyday dress was inspired by the classic 30s and 40s style of a blousy top with either long or capped sleeves, tightly cinched waist, and relatively straight skirt (as opposed to the flared skirt of the 50s.) The everyday trousers were inspired by the high-waiste style of the time, a favorite of Katherine Hepburn. For the formal gown, I wanted a shiny silver gown to reflect the gorgeous silver we always saw in black-and-white movies, something soft, silky, and with a pleated area below the knees for lots of high kicks!

The nightgown I also wanted to be a shiny metalic, and chose to go with gold this time. The lingerie follow the more conservative style favored in the 30s and 40, with bras and panties covering more skin--but having sheer panels for that bit of titilation!

The only item to have a direct inspiration was the swimdress, which I based on a 1940s postcard, showing a line of bathing beauties running into the surf.

The athletic outfit gave me the most problems, in more way than one. You rarely saw actresses of that era exercising, and if you did, they were wearing horrible, thick and bulky sweatsuits. The one sport I know they did play, though, was tennis. For that reason, I created a classic tennis dress, with a sporty red stripe. Once I was finished, however, I was shocked to discover that the mesh I'd used created a small bump above the right elbow.

UPDATE 03-17-11: The mesh provided by BlueIzumi is no longer available at the link referenced below. For that reason, please download the 'Hollywood Athletic' rar instead of the 'Tennis Dress New Mesh.'

UPDATE 10-15-07: BlueIzumi made an incredibly generous offer to fix the mesh for the athletic outfit and remove the bump! The new mesh can be found here, last mesh on the page. To use this mesh, download TennisDressNewMesh.rar. If you don't mind the bump and want to use the original Maxis mesh, download Hollywood Athletic.rar. Both .rar files contain two versions of the tennis dress: one with arm bands and one without.

Thank you BlueIzumi

Additional Credits:
Mesh Credits (all non-Maxis meshes are included):

Formal, Everyday Dress and Swim Dress all come from SimChic
Everyday Trousers come from Liana Sims
Nightgown comes from Kate at Parsimonious
Underwear uses a Maxis base-game mesh.
Athletic uses a Maxis Nightlife mesh or new mesh by BlueIzumi.

A special thanks to Decorgal21572 whose Custom Modeling Pose Hack was used for most of the pics in this thread.

This is a multi-part download:

Please download the 'Hollywood Athletic' file to get the original tennis dress. The 'new mesh' by BlueIzumi is no longer available for download.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Tennis Dress New Mesh.rar

Size: 322.9 KB · Downloads: 4,294 · 16th Oct 2007
322.9 KB 4,294 16th Oct 2007
Hollywood Athletic.rar

Size: 323.0 KB · Downloads: 4,654 · 16th Oct 2007
323.0 KB 4,654 16th Oct 2007
Hollywood Trousers.rar

Size: 286.2 KB · Downloads: 4,219 · 14th Oct 2007
286.2 KB 4,219 14th Oct 2007
Hollywood Undies.rar

Size: 51.1 KB · Downloads: 4,371 · 14th Oct 2007
51.1 KB 4,371 14th Oct 2007
Hollywood Swimwear.rar

Size: 183.4 KB · Downloads: 4,529 · 14th Oct 2007
183.4 KB 4,529 14th Oct 2007
Hollywood PJs.rar

Size: 301.5 KB · Downloads: 4,263 · 14th Oct 2007
301.5 KB 4,263 14th Oct 2007
Hollywood Formal.rar

Size: 305.3 KB · Downloads: 5,403 · 14th Oct 2007
305.3 KB 5,403 14th Oct 2007
Hollywood Everyday Dress.rar

Size: 340.8 KB · Downloads: 5,335 · 14th Oct 2007
340.8 KB 5,335 14th Oct 2007

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Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

Tags: #hollywood, #starlet, #vintage, #retro, #1940, #1930