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 […]
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.
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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
Fashion illustration by René Gruau. I wonder what this was for, do you think it was an illustration for lipstick, earrings, blindfolds…?
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 […]
1950s fashion gone wrong… 1960s Paris fashions Stylish 1960s nylon advert Vintage fashion design: 1930s day dress Hollywood costume designer Edith Head Audrey Hepburn modelling in 1950s Harpers Bazaar Vintage look book: 1950s sundress Vintage living: creating a vintage 1920s and ’30s look in your home 1930s Ostrich feather evening gown A young Jane Fonda, […]
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
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
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 by Travilla for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by by and used with kind permission from thefoxling
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]
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
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
Just spotted this vintage 1970s French SNCF poster and I’d love it to go on my wall. It’s by Bernard Vilemot in 1973
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 […]