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1960s eye makeup and geometric prints

1960s eye makeup and geometric prints

Fabulously styled mod girl in New York 1968. Photograph by Jame Jowers. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

1930s Lucky Strike advert

1930s Lucky Strike advert

1930s advert for Lucky Strike from 1936: ‘Lucky Strike, Girl with Snowshoes’. Photo by Nickolas Muray. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s

A new photography exhibition opens tomorrow at the Barbican Art Gallery in London: Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s. It features international photography from renowned photographers throughout these two decades. It includes work from photographers including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov and Shomei Tomatsu, as well as(…)

1940s girl in a bikini advertising the seaside at Whitley Bay

1940s girl in a bikini advertising the seaside at Whitley Bay

Girl in a green bikini holding a starfish on a poster from the newly nationalised British Railways, advertising Whitley Bay in North Tyneside. Signed “Michael”. Date: 1949 Source and copyright: The National Archives No known copyright restrictions

Vintage advert: 1960s anti-smoking campaign

One of a set of ten government anti-smoking posters from the 1960s. This example focuses on what smokers could afford to buy if they gave up cigarettes. Isn’t this a great campaign? I wish I could find the other posters from this campaign! Source and copyright: The National Archives UK:  No known copyright restrictions

1960s mod girl on a scooter

1960s mod girl on a scooter

Photo by American photographer James Jowers of a 1960s mod girl in New York riding a scooter. Photo title: W. 3 st. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Voucher codes for vintage goodies for We Heart Vintage readers!

Some very kind people have offered discounts to We Heart Vintage readers, so I thought I’d share them all here – hope they’re of use to you! 20% discount on vintage clothing at Candy Says Online vintage department store, Candy Says is offering new customers a very tasty 20% discount on their first order if(…)

1960s photo: Man in striped shirt showing tattoo

‘Man in striped shirt showing tattoo’ by American photographer James Jowers in 1965. There something about this photo which reminds me of Keith Richards (or is it Ronnie Woods?) from the Rolling Stones. Is it just me? Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Help me find the best vintage fashion stores!

I need your help to find some new vintage shopping inspiration. I’ve posted a new topic on the Vintage Fashion Forum, so please go and tell me about your favourite online or offline vintage stores. Oh and if you own a vintage shop please feel free to tell us about yourselves too!

1940s bridal fashion photo from McCall Magazine

1940s bridal fashion photo from McCall Magazine

Cover photo from 1942 McCall Magazine: June Bride. Photographer: Nickolas Muray. Aren’t they just the picture of marital bliss? Although oddly they don’t seem to be wearing wedding rings… Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Win a beautiful vintage necklace

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE. This week’s competition prize is this gorgeous vintage pink necklace thanks to So Loves Vintage, a fabulous online vintage store. “Helping women realise they can develop their personal style, not only from the high street, but also past decades to express their personality” is(…)

Competition winners

I’ve got 2 competition winners to announce this morning (to the Goodwood and union jack bag competitions)! Will one of them be you…?

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Showcase Dress

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Showcase Dress

Day 3, and time for the third of the four items in the new Dita Von Teese collection – the Showcase dress. Which do you like best from the collection so far? This, the VIP trench coat or the Follow Me dress? Dita’s inspiration “I have a vintage dress in my collection that has a(…)

1960s street fashion: N.Y. Library 5 ave

1960s street fashion: N.Y. Library 5 ave

This photo was taken in New York by American photographer James Jowers in 1967. The girl in the foreground looks so fed up – despite having fabulous hair. It looks like she’s waiting for someone. I wonder how long she stood there for…? Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions

1930s photo of Dena Evelyn Shapiro

1930s photo of Dena Evelyn Shapiro

I think this photo must be from the early 1930s – she’s just lovely. There is something about her face which reminds me of Rachel Weisz from the movie The Mummy. The photo is of Dena Evelyn Shapiro [Joseph] who received a Master’s in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1929. This photo describes(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Follow Me Dress

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Follow Me Dress

This is the second piece from Dita von Teese’s new capsule collection: The Follow Me Dress. This is what Dita herself had to say about the design: “This is designed after a dress from the 1950’s that I have worn over and over for about eleven years, and I always get compliments on it. It(…)

1940s girl in a rain coat from McCall magazine

1940s girl in a rain coat from McCall magazine

1940s photo from the cover of McCalls magazine: Girl in the rain from 1943. Photographer: Nickolas Muray. How does she manage to look so glamorous in a transparent plastic mac?! Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions