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A 1940s Headscarf and My Grandma’s Pearls

1940s headscarf

I know there’s nothing authentic about this outfit, my silk scarf is actually from the 1960s, the headscarf style is inspired by 1940s land-girls,  my clothes are modern and my Grandma’s pearls are probably from the 1950s, but it was a nice outfit to wear, and surprisingly liberating to wear a headscarf! It’s nice not […]


Backless elegance from 1940s Harper’s Bazaar

Backless fashions from 1940s Harper’s Bazaar

Isn’t this a gorgeous photo? All that draped material is so elegant and I love the muted colours. It’s the cover from Harper’s Bazaar July 1941. I just can’t imagine this being on a magazine cover today, they’re all too loud and brash. What a shame…


The lovely Jean…

Jean Patchett 1950s model

The stunning 1950s model Jean Patchett in a head-to-toe scarlet outfit from a Vogue editorial some time around 1950. You just don’t see eyebrows like those any more do you..?


1930s magazine cover: woman wearing a headscarf

1930s cover for McCall’s Magazine: woman wearing scarf and looking rather defiantly at the camera! The magazine was from July 1938 Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  


Daily crave: silk leopard print vintage scarf

This vintage Bill Blass silk scarf with its gorgeous leopard print and bright yellow colour pop would add a vintage flavour to pretty much any outfit – love it! I think I’d go for a sweater-girl look in skinny jeans, a tight yellow Tee and some leopard-print wedges… What would you wear it with?


Vintage Lookbook: 21st Century Rockabilly

This might not be a genuinely vintage rockabilly outfit, but I couldn’t resist adding in those tattoo print shoes and nails. Besides, why not combine the best of vintage with beautiful things from the here-and-now? rather like vintage + blogging Teamed with a black halter top, victory rolls (and that red scarf) in your hair […]