When you see photos of the Sixties, they’re often all along similar themes: JFK, mods and rockers, Mary Quant, the Beatles, you know the kind of thing. These 10 photos offer a refreshingly different perspective. From astronaut Neil Armstrong floating in a pool wearing his space-suit, to the grandeur of the Moscow underground and the […]
Nancy Kwan was one of the first EuroAsian-American actresses to play major roles in Hollywood movies. Born in Hong Kong she became a movie actress and sex symbol in the 1960s and was nicknamed the ‘Chinese Bardot’. Born in 1939 to a Cantonese father and British mother and became the first significant Asian actress in […]
1960s makeup is perhaps one of the most recognizable of the vintage styles of makeup, whether you choose to go for doll-like makeup of Twiggy (above) or a more sophisticated Mad Men style look, it’s definitely all about the eyes… Base/Foundation For a 1960s look go for a good matte foundation topped powder so that […]
Nothing can transport you back in time like a fragrance. They say that your sense of smell is the most powerful and evocative sense, and it’s true: Chanel No. 5 will forever remind me of my mum, Armani pour Homme is my husband, and Brut – well that reminds me of staying out late as […]
One of the Christmas traditions in our house is the annual watching of Mary Poppins. We don’t even pay that much attention to it any more, it’s just on in the background and we just join in with our favourite bits. I’m going to have Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious suck in my brains for at least the next […]
Wow, how things have changed eh? No phone, no iPad, no TV, no computer… Just lots and lots of slightly wooden posters of The Beatles and a rattan lampshade. What was your bedroom like growing up? Mine was nothing like this (although it had no tech in it either) it was covered with Duran Duran […]
Marilyn looking very grown up with a sleek platinum blonde bob. I love this photo of her, it’s great to see a picture of her where she isn’t pouting or posturing, perhaps this is more like Norma Jean than Marilyn.
My little boy has seen 3 different Santas this year (or rather he’s seen Santa 3 times this year) and was slightly confused by the fact that Father Christmas wore glasses two of the times and then didn’t the third time. He whispered that he thought the last one *might* have been one of Santa’s […]
A woman shops for a fur coat at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Her Chinese pug, Miss Puffet, sits on a nearby chaise. December 1964. This is a previously unpublished image.
What a refreshing change from all the Christmas things which are everywhere at the moment! Actress Catherine Deneuve in a bikini on the beach, 1960s.
A Jonathan Logan advert featuring model Helaine Carlin from September Vogue 1964. The ad describes this outfit as ‘marvellously discotheque’ – not what I would have thought of – perhaps discos were a lot more sophisticated back in the Sixties..? After-five strategy… exquisite with a ruffled blouson top and a slim silver of a skirt. Marvellously […]
Runway model shows off gown made of Como silk in Belagio, Italy, July 1968. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOE SCHERSCHEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
The lovely Audrey Hepburn with Albert Finney on the set of ‘Two for the Road’, St Tropez, 1967. doesn’t this look idyllic?
For those of us old enough to remember when the great game of Bingo first hit our shores courtesy of Eric Morley, this is a nostalgic look at why of Britain’s cinemas became Bingo Halls. One such cinema to go was the Capitol Cinema in Scarborough which was turned into a Mecca Bingo. The decline […]
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…
Lingerie feature from Vogue October 1962 featuring the lovely Anne St. Marie. Isn’t the lingerie pretty?
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 […]
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!