Archive by category 1940s

The hardships which were caused by a world at war dictated the fashions of the 1940s. Once again Hollwood had a major influence of the style of everyday women who were encoraged to look good despite rationing and shortages to keep up morale.

My Vintage Take on the Oscars

My Vintage Take on the Oscars

The news this morning is filled with the pictures and winners from last night’s Academy Award ceremony – well, that

1940s Fashions: The Snood

1940s Fashions: The Snood

The snood (rhymes with food) is a type of hairnet or scarf which was particuarly popular with factory girls during

1930s Style Icons: Bette Davis

1930s Style Icons: Bette Davis

Bette Davis’ Hollywood career spanned an incredible six decades, but it was her style in the 1930s and 40s combined

June Allyson

June Allyson

1940s studio publicity photo of MGM actress June Allyson for the film Music for Millions (1944). I love her stripey

The Changing Face of Santa

The Changing Face of Santa

My little boy has seen 3 different Santas this year (or rather he’s seen Santa 3 times this year) and

How to Wear 1940s Hats

How to Wear 1940s Hats

There’s a real soft-spot in my heart for 1940s fashions. Perhaps it’s because I grew up seeing the big shoulder

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