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My vintage style: family day out

My vintage style: family day out

Brrr it’s cold out there this morning! I’m slowly getting more comfortable doing outfit posts, although it still seems like a very scary thing to (no pics without sunglasses yet! – although in my defence it was actually nice and sunny this morning!). My apologies if I look a bit sulky in these photos –(…)

Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh

Publicity photo of the beautiful Janet Leigh Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.

Competition winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a piece of silk Burlesque-style lingerie I’ve picked a winner and I’m delighted to announce the winner is… (drumroll please)

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

I was so pleased with my new ‘Make Like Twiggy‘ dress which arrived this morning that I thought I’d share my sixties-inspired outfit. It feels strange and a little scary taking photos of myself and posting them on here though- I know lots of people do it, but its an odd feeling doing it for(…)

Vintage halloween outfits

Vintage halloween outfits

Halloween is my favourite holiday of the year so I thought I’d get in the mood with some vintage Halloween  inspiration! I love this Victorian bat costume! Source and copyright: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

Vintage ballet costume

Vintage ballet costume

Legendary ballet dancer Anna Pavlova in costume as a bacchante in The Seasons. C. 1900 Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in Russia according to article 1256 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

Win a 1920s style necklace

I’m sure you’ve noticed the 1920s trend which is around at the moment. To help you release your inner flapper this holiday season we’ve got this amazing gunmetal and crystal 20s-style necklace to give away as a competition prize. Isn’t it beautiful?! This long crossover necklace would look great with a low-necked or low backed(…)

1930s skiing fashions

1930s skiing fashions

1930s skiing fashions from the cover of McCalls Homemaking magazine, 1938. Jinx Falkenberg in California, photographed by Nickolas Muray. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions Edited with BlogPad Pro

1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh

1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh

Actress and movie star Vivien Leigh in a publicity photo from the movie: The Deep Blue Sea. The neat up-do is a typical 1950s hairstyle. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have(…)

McCalls magazine 1937

McCalls magazine 1937

1930s colour fashion photo of a woman wearing a flower hat and holding a makeup compact from McCalls Magazine, 1937. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection No known copyright restrictions Edited with BlogPad Pro

1920s Follies girl Drucilla Strain

1920s Follies girl Drucilla Strain

A strking portrait of 1920s Ziegfeld Follies girl, Drucilla Strain. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

1960s fashion

1960s fashion

A gorgeous fur trimmed jacket and skirt photographed in 1966. Source and copyright:This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.

50s pin up Betty Brosmer and Nerina Orton (and the trend for tiny waists)

50s pin up Betty Brosmer and Nerina Orton (and the trend for tiny waists)

I saw a newspaper article yesterday about student and part-time Burlesque dancer Nerina Orton and her tiny 15.7″ waist and it reminded me of 50s pin up and model Betty Brosmer.  Her waist was 18″, which is definitely tiny, but it made me realise just how small Nerina’s waist is. Apparently the world record for(…)

Competition winner

I’m delighted to announce the winner of the competition to win a set of vintage-style greetings cards is… (I know, I’m teasing you sorry!)

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

The wonderful French actress and dancer Leslie Caron, (she was the one in An American in Paris with Gene Kelly) in a publicity photo. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice. Edited with BlogPad Pro

When Elvis met Nixon

When Elvis met Nixon

Elvis Presley & Richard Nixon in the Oval Office in 1970 – don’t they make a strange couple? Elvis wrote to Nixon saying that he wanted to become a Federal Agent in the fight against drugs (rumour has it that he just wanted the badge since he collected police and military paraphernalia!). In the meeting(…)