Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mid Century Cotton Candy

What seems like an endless summer in California, is now coming to an end and what better way to soak up some of our last summer sunshine than at the Hollywood Riviera. Built in 1954 by renowned architect Edward Fickett, this Mid-Century masterpiece in Hollywood is reminsicent of a pad that you'd find in Palm Springs, bursting with pretty pastels and plush palms! With a cotton candy color scheme of peachy-pink and minty blue, the structure surrounds a sparkling center pool complete with 1950's designed umbrellas, and lounge chairs just waiting to be enjoyed.

The original mid-century script instantly catches the eye and brings you back to the glitz and glamour  of the 1950's. I can picture the Pink Collar gals of the golden age living here while on contract with the studios. Actually, all the current residents are creative professionals working in the art and film industry - adding to it's nostalgia and charm.

This afternoon was whimsical and relaxing, as the sun began to set over this cotton candy oasis, with the pool glistening and the palms waving. Nostalgia captured by the talented Tom Stratton...

Upon entering the lobby, you are surrounded by mirrors on every wall, perfect for those moments of primping..

Today was a sweet summer look, with my hair tied to the side in a satin bow. This is a quick and easy style I do, but the result is always pretty & polished <3

I wore a 1950's cream satin summer gown with layers of tulle and chiffon, which was just right for the heat, but also fancy enough for some poolside frolicking. My favorite things about this tea length dress is the gathered bodice and darted bust. The classic string straps and low cut back also make this dress one of the most fabulous fifties frocks that I own!

The pool was pink and sparkling from the reflection and the water was so refreshing, I could have laid there forever...

A few shots I captured of some architectural details...

I don't want to say goodbye to the summer! 

xx Ashlyn

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