Tag Archives: art

Painting 101: Can You Tell What It Is Yet?

Painting of Audrey Hepburn

As you might have seen in my post last week, I’ve started painting again. I’s hard to find the time, and I’m still very new to it all but I’ve had great fun having a go and painting some of my favourite Hollywood stars. I’d be intrigued to know whether you can tell who the […]

 

My Secret Dreams of Lion Tamers, Artists and Showgirls

Hepburn

Perhaps I’m experiencing a slight mid-life crisis. I’ve certainly struggled with the idea of turning 40 and I’ve been feeling pretty fed-up for the last week, so I’ve been re-assessing my life a little and I’ve realised I’m not doing a many of the things I really enjoy. It’s so easy to be busy all […]

 

20 Vintage Art Prints to Transform Your Home

Vintage art print

I know we’ve still got another 8 sleeps till Christmas (as my 7-year-old keeps mentioning) but my mind is already straying beyond Christmas to the new year when I can pack all the clutter away and make a few changes around the house to welcome 2014. One tradition I keep every January is to buy […]

 

Making a Mosaic

Making a mosaic

I’m not sure when this photo was taken, but it’s from the National Geographic Archive, so it’s probably some time between 1960 and 1990!  I just thought it was beautiful and well worth a share. A woman working on a mosaic of Mary and baby Jesus in Vatican City.

 

Sign up for your chance to win a vintage art print by Dupenny

Dupenny vintage art print

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS LesAMseBain. CONGRATULATIONS, WE’LL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE! Sign up to receive lovely updates fresh from We Heart Vintage and you might be the lucky winner of one of these vintage art prints by Dupenny. Dupenny was founded in 2009 by Emily Dupen-Hopkins, and is […]

 

Fashion sketch: sixties mod shift dress

1960s mod dress design sketch

I thought with all the monochrome sixties shift dresses around at the moment, I’d have a go at designing my own. What do you think..? Here are my other sketches, if you want to take a look

 

Gruau fashion illustration

Gruau fashion illustration

Fashion illustration by René Gruau. I wonder what this was for, do you think it was an illustration for lipstick, earrings, blindfolds…?

 

Fashion design sketchbook: 1930s evening dress

Vintage fashion design 1930s day outfit

Another 1930s-inspired design, this time a pale blue satin evening gown with a beaded silver and gold deep V neckline. I’ll move onto another decade soon – any suggestions or requests? You can see the other designs from my fashion design sketchbook here. You’ll note the one shoe – sorry! I still haven’t got any […]

 

Gruau 1950s fashion illustration

Gruau 1950s fashion illustration, I love the big high collar on this coat – so dramatic! Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from thefoxling   Edited with BlogPad Pro

 

Grace Kelly’s costume design for Rear Window

Edith Head‘s sketch for one of Grace Kelly’s costumes from the Hitchcock movie Rear Window. Source and copyright:  Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from thefoxling Edited with BlogPad Pro

 

Dress design sketch for Marilyn’s iconic white dress

I’m going to have my precious baby standing over a grate. What would I give her to wear that would blow in the breeze and be fun and pretty? The Seven Year Itch costume designer Travilla talking about Marilyn Monroe‘s iconic white dress. Source and copyright:  Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from thefoxling Edited […]

 

Costume design sketch for Marilyn Monroe

Costume design sketch for Marilyn Monroe by Travilla for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by by and used with kind permission from thefoxling

 

Vintage James Bond posters

I’ve just seen these vintage and rare 1960s and 1980s James Bond posters, lobby cards and art-work on the 007 Facebook page – aren’t they great? Which is your favourite?  Above: From Russia with Love poster from 1963 [6 photos]

 

1950s fashion illustration by Gruau

At least I’m guessing this is 1950s! It’s certainly by René Gruau, and I think it looks like it might have been for an advert for stockings. Either way it’s a beautiful illustration isn’t it? Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from thefoxling

 

Vintage advert: 1930s coffee poster

Promotional poster from the 1930s, “Izal is my choice.” A brand of coffee from Isaac Westergren & Co. in Gävle. Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from Länsmuseet Gävleborg

 

Win this Vintage French ‘Bally Kick’ Poster

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER HERE. YOU CAN SEE OUR CURRENT COMPETITION HERE. For this week’s competition prize, I’m happy to be able to offer this beautiful vintage French fashion poster thanks to PosterClassics.com, who are one of the largest sellers of Vintage Poster art on the Web since 1997. The […]