Vintage fashion: WIN a vintage 1960s bracelet Post war British textiles, an animation My vintage: I’ve got Saturday Night Fever It’s fun to pass a mirror in a Columbia hand-knit A very fancy 1920s cloche Vintage stage and cinema: The 1930s Art Deco version of Cleopatra The adventures of an MGM Lion Ziegfeld girl draped(…)
I have a secret soft-spot for the Seventies. Despite being horrified by flares, paisley and anything brown throughoutt my younger years, I seem to have finally got over all that. Flared jeans are now my favourite kind of jeans, I’d be lost without my shearling-style gilet and I love nothing better than a good clucky(…)
A very fancy 1920s cloche hat with amazing detailing and what looks like metallic inserts. Isn’t it fabulous?
The lovely Evelyn Nesbit was a chorus girl, artists model and pin up girl in the early years of the 20th century. She was famous, not only as a Gibson Girl, but as one of the first cover girls for magazines including Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan and was known for a time as(…)
I love this photo of Marilyn, it’s nice to see her looking a little different to her usual bombshell self! This looks like a costume test photo, and the only movie I could find where she had long hair was River of No Return from 1954. Does anyone know if this is right?
1930s movie star Myrna Loy wearing an elegant halterneck dress. I’m slowly but surely falling for 1930s fashions, they were just so chic!
Christian Dior’s wonderful “Zemire” gown from 1954 worn by 1950s model Nancy Berg. Photographed by Clifford Coffin for French Vogue. Isn’t this the most beautiful photo?
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS: Mary Heatley. CONGRATULATIONS MARY, THISBLUEBIRD WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU ABOUT YOUR PRIZE! This week I’ve got some fabulous vouchers to spend on vintage at the lovely ThisBlueBird! About ThisBlueBird: Since 2002, Lauren Wayman, has been helping women around the world carry on a love affair(…)
While I spend a lot of my life in relaxed 70s-style jeans or little sixties-style minidresses, it’s nice sometimes to dress like a grown up! And 1940s fashion is perfect for that. There’s something very elegant about it which makes you want to do your hair nicely and put some makeup on! I was lent(…)
Vintage fashion: The best of the boys: Goodwood men’s fashion 2013 Looking dreamy in amongst the rivets, 1950s 1960s bikini models running on the beach 1950s model Anne St Marie wearing a drawstring bag An original 1930s photo of a girl in a red swimsuit Who knew a nylon wedding dress would be so gorgeous?(…)
I’m excited to share the news that the We Heart Vintage Directory had been so popular since it launched a month ago that I’ve had to make some major changes to it! Once it reached over 100 listings a single text-based list just wasn’t going to do the job, so I knuckled down and got(…)
Isn’t this 1950s wedding dress a dream? It doesn’t seem so as appealing when you read that it’s made from Nylon, but all the same it’s very beautiful! Although unless I’m very much mistaken, modern day veils are made from nylon too (I think), is that right? Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by(…)
It’s time I broadened my vintage horizons. When I first started wearing vintage I took baby-steps and invested in easy little things: sunglasses, jewellery and other accessories which were easy to add to any outfit. As my confidence grew I started buying up vintage dresses, generally from the Sixties, and I love them, I really(…)
Doesn’t this 1950s fashion photo make you long to go to Italy? I lived in Italy for a while while I was at university and it still holds a very special place in my heart. I’ve changed a lot since then, and my life is very different now but I still look back on Italy(…)
The stunning 1950s model Jean Patchett reading and drinking a glass of milk (or perhaps a White Russian?) photographed by Irving Penn in 1950. I wonder what she was reading..? Either way, doesn’t she look wonderful?
I’ve heard a few people claim they’re ‘too old to wear vintage’ over the past few months, and it got me thinking. As my 40th birthday looms ahead of me I’ve started wondering whether I’m ‘getting too old’ to be wearing certain things. ‘Madonna doesn’t let it worry her, and she’s almost twice your age‘(…)
Vintage fashion: 1950s fashion: bright scarlet lips and white fingertips Is it OK to wear vintage fur..? How to bend down in a bikini Funky 1960s Fiat advert My outfits for Goodwood Revival 1920s teens in colourful swimsuits 1930s stylish cruise photos More 30s cruise fashions Windswept 1960s beauty contestants 1950s colourful capri pants outfit
Gosh, I’m a poet and I didn’t know it! This is such a lovely cover. It’s from Vogue January 1952 and the colours are beautifully vibrant. Her manicure is wonderful too, I just don’t have the manual dexterity to manage somthing like that! Does anyone know who the model is?