About

Posts by :

1940s Chorus Girls Rehearsing

1940s Chorus Girls Rehearsing

Choreographer Lee Sherman photographed rehearsing dancers at Radio City Music Hall, New York in  June 1947. I love the fabulous costumes, and also the way the photos give a real impression of his energy. He’s working at least as hard as all the dancers! You can read more about the production he was rehearsing for(…)

Win a Glamorous Necklace & Earrings Set

Win a Glamorous Necklace & Earrings Set

There’ time for one last lovely giveaway before Christmas! I’ve got a super-glamorous set of jewelry to giveaway this week,  thanks to VintagEvolution, a unique fashion boutique and the perfect place to find fabulous vintage inspired fashion, retro swimwear and beautiful prom gowns. About the prize: This lovely necklace and earring set (below). Necklace measures(…)

1970s Style Icons: Bianca Jagger

1970s Style Icons: Bianca Jagger

Wife to Mick and mother to Jade Jagger, Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias met the lead singer of the Rolling Stones at a party in 1970. They married in May 1971 when she was already 4 months pregnant. The Nicaraguan socialite quickly became known as one of the most distinctively stylish women of the decade, from the(…)

1920s Screen Stars: Ina Claire

1920s Screen Stars: Ina Claire

Ina Claire was best known as a Broadway actress, but she also made movies between 1915 and 1943. She was born Ina Fagan in 1893, and first made her name on stage by doing impersonations of other people – something for which she had a great talent. Apparently a young F. Scott Fitzgerald fell madly(…)

Dinosaurs with Syphilis: Bizarre Public Heath Notices from the Past

Dinosaurs with Syphilis: Bizarre Public Heath Notices from the Past

Did you realize Dinosaurs had syphilis? Not only that but you mustn’t kiss your baby because it’s unhygienic and whatever you do DON’T mix whiskey with gas (I’m assuming they mean as a cocktail). I’m being facetious of course, but public health notices certainly told very different messages in the past compared to now. We(…)

Gift Guide: Fabulous Retro Christmas Gifts for Her

Gift Guide: Fabulous Retro Christmas Gifts for Her

I’m feeling totally in the Christmas spirit right now (and it is December, so it’s OK be overexcited like a small child, right?).  Here are my pick of retro Christmas gifts for women. The question is, which would you find more useful as a life coach for all those tricky decisions: Jane Austen, Nancy Drew(…)

Win Your Choice of Vintage Jewellery

Win Your Choice of Vintage Jewellery

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. I’M DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER IS: Penelope Hannibal. SOLOVESVINTAGE WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE! Wow, this really is a fabulous giveaway this week. The lovely Sofia at SoLovesVintage is offering one We Heart Vintage reader the chance to win their choice of vintage jewellery(…)

1930s French Paper Dolls: Les Robes De Suzy (Printable)

1930s French Paper Dolls: Les Robes De Suzy (Printable)

Doesn’t every girl love paper dolls? I always loved them as a child and these are delightful! They were published in a French magazine and I’m guessing by the fashions that they’re from the 1930s. Suzy has a truly amazing wardrobe which I’m very jealous of – I particularly adore the dress with all the(…)

Vintage Shopping: The Best Black Friday Discount Codes and Sales

Vintage Shopping: The Best Black Friday Discount Codes and Sales

There are some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales going on out there today and I’ve gathered up the best vintage sales and discounts around for you to enjoy!  I’ve ordered them by discount, starting with highest first, but make sure you don’t miss out on the special offers and sale section at the(…)

Fashion Inspiration: Grace Kelly

Fashion Inspiration: Grace Kelly

Whatever role she played Grace Kelly was always the epitome of cool style and sophistication. Whoever she was in a movie, she was always impeccably turned out and beautiful in a very grown-up stylish way. Never saucy or scandalously dressed she was a sex symbol who drew everybody’s gaze without having to make a show(…)

Silent Movie Stars: Anna Q. Nilsson

Silent Movie Stars: Anna Q. Nilsson

Anna Q. Nilsson was a successful silent movie actress in 1920s America. Born in Sweden the enigmatic Q in her middle name stood for Quirentia – she was named for the obscure Saint Quirinius who was martyred by being beheaded in the year 116. Nilsson moved to America aged 17 and soon found work as(…)

Children of the Blitz

Children of the Blitz

These photos of children living through the Blitz in London kind of speak for themselves. I just wanted to share.

Win a Vintage 1960s Star Brooch

Win a Vintage 1960s Star Brooch

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. I’M DELIGHTED TO ANNOUCE THE WINNER IS ERICA PRICE! CONGRATULATIONS ERICA, MISS KITTY WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR LOVELY PRIZE! I’ve got the most lovely giveaway for you today: this vintage 60s gold star (or is it a starfish?) brooch. It would be the perfect addition(…)

The Best Vintage Party Dresses for 2014

The Best Vintage Party Dresses for 2014

The nights are getting darker, tears are being shed over the latest sentimental John Lewis Christmas ad and apparently the Coca Cola Truck is coming to our town soon. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly party dress season! I love vintage party dresses, they are just so glorious! I’ve got a mixture of(…)

Astonishing Photos of a Klu Klux Clan Parade in 1920s America

Astonishing Photos of a Klu Klux Clan Parade in 1920s America

Everything I’ve head about the Klu Klux Klan and their history has just served to reinforce what a vile and hateful organization they are which is why I find these photos so shocking. Not only because of the sheer number of people who were proudly parading as part of this group through the center of(…)

Gift Guide: Retro Christmas Gifts for Him

Gift Guide: Retro Christmas Gifts for Him

Is it just because I’m a woman that men are so difficult to buy for? I steadfastly refuse to buy the same old socks and Whiskey for Christmas presents this year, especially when there are so many amazing gifts out there for guys.  I’ve picked some of my favourites and I just hope my husband(…)

Victorian Children Sentenced to Hard Labour

Victorian Children Sentenced to Hard Labour

To try to reduce the number of criminals being sentenced to death the Victorians introduced Hard Labour as an alternative. It involved backbreaking pointless work which was designed to be soul-destroying and painful. This sentence was handed out to children and women as well as men.  It could involve anything from walking for up to(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Pretty in Pink

Vintage Lookbook: Pretty in Pink

I know winter is closing in on us from every direction, but it’s still warm enough to be wearing pretty dresses if you layer them up with a cute cardigan! Don’t you just love these pretty bow false eyelashes? I’m not sure how comfortable they would be to wear, but they look gorgeous, and you(…)