|This poster shows the four main Blue Girls: Gladys (Top left), Kate (Top right), Lorna (Bottom left) and Betty (Bottom right)|
I like how the factory is set in Canada, rather than typically a munitions factory in London, which is the main set of most wartime munitions factory, so I liked how it showed the overseas girls also helping out trying to send bombs to their boys to do their bit also. I had never seen this type of thing set in Canada like this before, unlike the amazing film War Bride, but that was set in the outbacks of Canada, the rural counrtyside unlike Bomb Girls which is set in a town. The four main characters that are followed all come from four different paths of life, which makes is so interesting to watch, as they are all bound together in the war spirit and all become friends, especially Kate, Gladys and Betty. At first Gladys is resented by the other factory girls as she comes from a well to do, rich background, allowing Gladys to possess the finer things in life, unlike the other girls who cannot atfford them, so she is resented at first, as she is the only girl to own a pair of silk stockings, to which Gladys gives away in order to fit in. She is given the name 'Princess', as they all feel that she won't be able to cope working in the factory, considering that beforew the munitions facotry she had never done a days work in her life. The other blue girls bet that as soon as Gladys brakes a nail, she will be off, but they are suprised as she battles the expecations of the other girls, as she is so passionate about helping to do her bit. Gladys is so beautiful and elegant, with her wearing some of the most beautiful garments, especially that red satin dress with fur sole in episode 3, so darling!
Gladys is probably my favourite character, although I do love the other girls as they all bring their own features into the series, but I find this 'little rich girl' so interesting. People think that Gladys will just be another pretty face who cannot cope in the factory, but she is constantly trying to make life better in the factory when it becomes apparant that there has been a batch of bad bombs made and the girls are blamed. The series highlights the sexism of the men towards the women in the 40's, with them thinking that they were not able to do their job right and should simply just go back to the kitchen. Gladys comes up with many ideas to prove them wrong, showing that the Blue Girls are not at fault when it comes to the making of the bombs, which Lorna eventually understands and the real culpret is found.
Now, back to Gladys's wardrobe and beauty, isn't she a doll?
Now look at this little beauty that she wore to the dance that she attended with the Blue Girls, where she met the most handsome soldier.
I love the pink colour of the dress contrasted with the black flowers, just looks so divine. The sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves are so gorgeous and make the dress look fun yet so elegant.
This is not the red satin number that I mentioned before, but this velevet one is just as good. I adore the way is is quite figure hugging, like a lot of 40's dresses, as not much fabric could be spared, but I think that the shoulder pads, V neckline and clasp just make this dress. I adore this and wanted of for myself and did find similar on http://www.collectif.co.uk/velvet-delilah-dress-p-sku03120702-c-dark-green.html, this along with a few other Collectif garments has made it way firmly onto my never ending Christmas list.
This picture show Gladys in her Vicory Munitions Factory uniform, along with her bolier suit, blue turban and polka dot blouse. Practical yet oh so beautiful. She does well to get her hair looking so good in this turban considering no hairpins were allowed in the factory.
Now this green outfit, beautiful isn't it. I love how she adds the accessories to this outfit, with the matching hat, bag and gloves to go with the green pattern in her loveky button up blouse. She looks stunning, and I love her make-up in this photo.
Thank you for reading my dears,I have not finished watching the series as I having only just finished veiwing episode 3, but I just couldn't wait to make a post about it. Once I am well again, I hope to give Glady's look a go, hair, make-up, outfit, the lot! Hope you enjoyed the post, all comments very much appreciated,
Love Lil x