A cute-as-a-button advert for Gotham Gold Stripe stockings from Harpers Bazaar April 1952.
I know I’ve missed Thanksgiving and that’s a big ‘turkey’ occasion the the US, but do you still have turkey at Christmas too? Forgive my total ignorance, but I have no idea. Here the the UK, we do have turkey at Christmas (unless you’re particuarly posh and then you go for goose or beef), so(…)
My son had a sick-day off school today and had the fabulous idea of making his own teddy bear. He carefully drew one out on a piece of paper and went through my bag of scraps of material to decide which body parts should be made from which bits of material…
My Christmas shopping is very much underway now, and I’m trying to introduce a little vintage into people’s lives this year. Here I’ve picked some of my favourite vintage gifts. So, whether you’re buying for boys or girls, big or small take a look and get some vintage inspiration! Happy December everyone! Mouse-over to see(…)
1950s wedding dress with white gloves and a daisy headdress from Harper’s Junior Bazaar April 1950.
Some of Marilyn Monroe’s covers of LIFE Magazine, a lot of which seem to have been after her death. I guess having Marilyn on the cover of your magazine sells copies as much as having Princess Diana on the cover still does now…
Rita Hayworth wearing the most enormous straw hat in a publicity photo from the 1940s. Does anyone know any more information about this photo? I adore Rita Hayworth, I watched her as a child in movie re-runs on the TV and always thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world!
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I know there’s nothing authentic about this outfit, my silk scarf is actually from the 1960s, the headscarf style is inspired by 1940s land-girls, my clothes are modern and my Grandma’s pearls are probably from the 1950s, but it was a nice outfit to wear, and surprisingly liberating to wear a headscarf! It’s nice not(…)
Lingerie feature from Vogue October 1962 featuring the lovely Anne St. Marie. Isn’t the lingerie pretty?
I’ve got a truly unique prize to give away this week: a fabulous vintage 1960s insect brooch thanks to The Best Vintage Clothing. About the prize: A goldtone bee brooch in red and green with a red cabochon head and clear rhinestone accents is 1 3/8 x 2 1/4. One clear rhinestone is missing on(…)
I’m on a mission this Christmas to shop independent and support all the small traders out there. I’m not buying a SINGLE thing from Amazon for the second year in a row now and I’m proud to be one of the only people I know who does that. There are lots of amazing offers out(…)
I was lucky enough to be sent one of these Longeable Boutque bath robes by the lovely people at Bras and Honey, but unfortunately it’s caused a bit of a problem. Not only have my mum and my husband both asked for one after seeing it, but I’m having an ongoing battle with my cat(…)
I couldn’t resist sharing this. I love Morecambe and Wise just as much now as I did as a little girl and I still haven’t found anything to top their Christmas Specials. So I thought I’d share my joy at watching this with you. I have no idea whether Morecambe and Wise ever made it over to(…)
Beautiful jewellery on the cover of Harpers Bazaar from November 1956. Isn’t that rams-head and coral bracelet stunning? Those were the days though, when glossy fashion magazines cost just 60 cents!
A diver holding a hose for breathing compressed air feeds fish at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, January 1955. Would YOU be brave enough to do this?
There’s a real soft-spot in my heart for 1940s fashions. Perhaps it’s because I grew up seeing the big shoulder pads and nipped in waists of the of the 80s and thinking it was all oh so glamorous, and later I realised how one decade was an echo of the other. Both embraced similar trends:(…)
Well, I’m not sure what else I could have titled this blog post! This photo is from Bert Stern’s famous 1962 photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe. I just stumbled across the photo on Flickr and had to share. Isn’t she fabulous? Happy Tuesday everyone!