Two girls dressed as lobsters participate in the Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, September 1952. Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
As I hurtle towards my 40th birthday I’m gradually getting used to the idea that nobody can be 21 forever and we shouldn’t try to be. Growing older doesn’t mean losing any of the fabulousness that makes you YOU, and neither do the wrinkles, crows feet and stretch marks which we pick up along the(…)
A very pretty blue and cream 1950s suit from March 1957 photographed by Karen Radkai. This is such a lovely Spring-like photo, does anyone know who the model is?
Marilyn Monroe looking beautiful between the sheets…
Wowee! A young Joan Collins poses in her bikini looking amazing, 1950s.
For the evening appearances of a young star, a coat of golden cloth cut like a British trench coat. By Junior Sophisticates. From Harper’s Junior Bazaar July 1953.
1950s model Simone D’Aillencourt (and a chum – can anyone identify the other model?) in a fabulously colourful ad for Berkshire Hathaway fabrics.
A series of promotional photos of Elvis Presley from the movie Jailhouse Rock. You can see why he drove the girls so crazy can’t you (except for the photo where he looks drunk – I’m surprised that one made it through!) [3 photos]
Models Nancy Berg and Suzy Parker for Vogue August 1956. Dying to go together: Sweaters by House of Morrison Dyed to match skirts by Century. Left: Genuine fur-fibers blended with wool give this dyed-to-match duo the look… the feel… the elegance of cashmere… yet they wear as only wool will. Skirt about $11, sweater about(…)
An opulent 1950s Monet advert for costume jewellery. The model is Sara Thom and the ad featured in Vogue September 1959.
As you can see it’s not *actually* a pancake, but the hat does look like a pancake so I’m going to call it a pancake hat (until someone more knowledgable corrects me). Anyway, this is a publicity photo of a young Joan Collins from the 1952 movie I Believe in You. I’m not sure how(…)
Isn’t this a beautiful vintage 1950s wedding photo? Miss Muriel Prince and Mr L Worsley married on August 6, 1952 at Oswald Road Church, Oswestry, Wales. They both look delightfully happy, don’t they? I love so many details about her outfit, the elbow length gloves, that pretty veiled hat, the long bouquet of roses, the(…)
Sean Connery is one of those people who always looks like a movie star in every photo you see, so I really like this 1950s picture which just shows him as a normal guy (albeit with very bushy eyebrows!). The photo was taken in January 1954 in London at the Buxton Club (a hangout for(…)
Very pretty pastel coloured heels from Vogue May 1951. I love thoe greeny/blue (turquoise maybe?) ones. The photographer was Constantin Joffé.
A series of vintage Monet jewellery adverts all starring Lucinda Hollingsworth from the 1950s and 1960s. Even though all the ads are similar with the hoods and heavy jewellery, the looks are very different. Which is your favourite? Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from dovima_is_devine_II
The lovely 50s model Anne St Marie wearing a waistless sheath dress designed by Donald Brooks. If that IS Anne St Marie’s hand she has extremely dislocated flexible joints! This photo was from May Vogue 1957.
As I’m sitting here waiting for the Wimbledon final to start, I thought I’d browse around and look for some vintage tennis fashions. You can certainly why tennis has become a much more physical game when you look at what they wore to play in 1900! Which decade had the best outfits? I love the 1920s(…)
Marilyn Monroe dressed up as 1930s movie star Jean Harlow. I think this was from the same photoshoot where she dressed up as Clara Bow. Who do you think she takes-off best? I think she’s best as herself…