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1960s fashion photo: Ave B

1960s fashion photo: Ave B

Photo taken by American photographer James Jowers called Ave B in 1969. I love this girl’s hair! My mum had hair like this in the sixties! Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

1950s boys on the beach in Barbados

1950s boys on the beach in Barbados Barbadian youths practice physical exercises and acrobatics on the beach at Foul Bay, near Crane Beach, on the South East coast of Barbados. Official photograph for the Central Office of Information. Date: March 1955 Source and copyright: The National Archives: No known copyright restrictions

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s VIP Trench Coat

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s VIP Trench Coat

Dita von Teese’s new capsule collection is finally available so to celebrate I thought I’d style each one of the four gorgeous vintage-inspired pieces in the collection. the first is The VIP Trench coat by Dita von Teese – I thought a splash of red would really compliment it. This is what the lady herself(…)

1930s magazine cover: woman wearing a headscarf

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  

Photos of Marilyn Monroe on her USO tour in Korea, 1954

Photos of Marilyn Monroe on her USO tour in Korea, 1954

Above: Marilyn Monroe receives an escort while in Korea for her USO tour. In February 1954 shortly after marrying Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe took a detour from a trip in Japan to entertain the troops in Korea. She performed ten shows in four days, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers and(…)

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Above: A welder works on the deck of a new ship, Tyneside, 1943 A new exhibition opens at the Imperial War Museum London on 6th September of Cecil Beaton’s war time photography. I have a couple of tickets to give away, just comment below and let me know if you would like them. Which is(…)

Waverly Place, 1968

Photo of Waverly Place in 1968 by American photographer James Jowers from the George Eastman House Collection. Do you think that’s an enormous box of heart-shaped chocolates? I can’t really think what else it could be! What do you think? Source and copyright: George Eastman House collection: No known copyright restrictions

1940s surf girls in their swimsuits

1940s surf girls in their swimsuits

1940s photo of surf sirens on Manly beach in New South Wales, Australia. Which is your favourite? I think mine is the second from left – the 2 piece swimsuit with high waisted shorts! Photographer: Ray Leighton Source: National Library of Australia: No known copyright restrictions

Young 1920s girl with a big bow in her hair

Young 1920s girl with a big bow in her hair

1920s photo of a young girl reading a book – I love that big bow in her hair! The photographer was Harrison Burgess of South Shields Photographic Society Source: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums: No known copyright restrictions

Corsets vs Spanx (or lace, corsets and boning Oh My!)

Corsets vs Spanx (or lace, corsets and boning Oh My!)

I’ve had a bit of a revelation this week after being sent a gorgeous lace corset by the nice people at Corsets UK. You see I was a rather jealous of the winners of the competition we ran with them and when I mentioned this they were kind enough to send me my very own(…)

Win Goodwood Revival 2012 Tickets

Win Goodwood Revival 2012 Tickets

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE This week’s competition is really something special – a pair of tickets to the Goodwood Revival! For those of you who don’t already know about the Goodwood Revival, it’s a wonderful step back in time into the world of vintage cars and fashion at(…)

My fantasy interview: all about Marilyn Monroe in her own words

There’s been a bit of a Marilyn Monroe theme to my blog this week – which wasn’t planned, it just sort of snowballed. Anyway, it’s turned into an unplanned celebration of Marilyn which is appropriate as today is the 50th anniversary of her death on August 5th 1962. I’m not sure that’s really something to(…)

Competition winners

Our 3 competition winners of our contest to Win a beautiful black corset are: Melanieylang, Lucia and Caroline Stokes Congratulations ladies we’ve passed your details onto Corsets UK and they will contact you about your prize directly. If you didn’t win why not enter our current competition to Win a vintage mod union jack bag Entries close on 16th August(…)

Win a vintage mod union jack bag

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE This week’s competition prize has been donated by the lovely Candy Says vintage store, who stock a covetable range of vintage stock from elegant 1930s bias-cut dresses to sixties mini dresses and 80s bat-wing jumpers. About the prize: Unused vintage 1970’s mod sports bag(…)

Competition winner

The winner of our competition to Win a vintage 1950s black satin evening bag  is Rebecca Evans – Congratulations – Rebecca we’ll pass your details onto Posh Girl Vintage and they will contact you about your prize directly. If you didn’t win why not enter our current competition to Win a beautiful black corset Entries close on 2nd August(…)

Win a beautiful black corset

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER HERE This week we have not one but three of these beautiful black lace boned corsets to give away, thanks to the kind people at Corsets UK. Corsets UK is a corset and accessories company which for over 20 years has been specializing in corsets for fashion(…)

Vintage bathing suits

I’m a huge fan of vintage swimwear (sooo much more appealing than a string bikini *shudder*) and I’m delighted to welcome Julia of Jeeze Julia who’s agreed to do a guest post for me and share two of her grandmother’s beautiful vintage bathing suits, enjoy! When you’re a lake girl, you collect a lot of(…)

25% discount for We Heart Vintage readers

Remember the competition we ran a few weeks ago to win a Mad Men-style 1960s vintage dress? We had a great response and as a thank you to everyone who entered  Juno says Hello has selected the 3 most popular dresses mentioned in your entries and has marked them down by 25% until Monday 23rd July.(…)