So, who knew there was a trend for body jewelry in the 50s? These photos are from 1951 of ‘Cling’ jewelry, which presumably was somehow stuck to your skin rather than pierced into your skin! Frankly I suspect these twinkling baubles would be uncomfortable, would probably fall off after a short time and also leave(…)
Iconic Jewellery from Classic Movies
At this time of year it’s only natural my mind should turn to sparkly jewellery and classic movies (the perfect Christmas combination!). So here are some of the famous items jewellery from my favourite movies. Have I missed any good ones? Marilyn’s Diamonds from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes When Marilyn sang that ‘Diamonds are a girls(…)
Vintage Obsessions: Insect Jewellery
I wanted to share with you the two latest additions to my vintage insect collection. Aren’t they fabulous? Well, I’ve learned from experience that bug jewellery is very much a matter of personal taste, they seem to have the power to either delight or revolt, but I love them! I especially love the wings on(…)
Rock the Fifties Look: 5 Must-Have Vintage Jewellery Pieces
As the world of fashion’s love affair with all things retro continues, we are once again turning to the Fifties for old Hollywood-inspired glamour. With the world slowly recovering from the traumas of the Second World War, the 1950s heralded an age of social change, economic growth and rock and roll. Inspired by Christian Dior’s(…)
The 3 Most Iconic Jewellery Styles of the Past Century
Take a look around you the next time you walk down a busy street, and chances are the vast majority of people you see will be wearing some type of jewellery. It’s the most common accessory in the world, and men and women alike wear it on a daily basis. Today’s jewellery, while sharing plenty of(…)
Lauren Bacall Looking Oh So Sophisticated
Lauren Bacall in a publicity photo from the 1950s I would guess. Isn’t she stunning? I’m not sure when this was taken or for which movie, but I’m guessing she’s in her early 20s in this picture. When I compare her with myself in my early 20s she’s astonishingly sophisticated *sigh*
The Art Deco Cleopatra
In 1934 Cecil B. DeMille directed a movie version of Cleopatra which was every bit as sumptuous and decadent as the later movie of the same name starring Elizabeth Taylor. This Cleopatra was dressed in opulent Art Deco style and Claudette Colbert who played the title role looked just wonderful. The costumes which were designed(…)
1920s silent movie star Theda Bara looking a lot less vampish than she was generally made out to be! I think this might have been a publicity photo for the movie Carmen. It was taken in 1921 by Orval Hixon.
Warner Brothers Studio publicity photograph of Hedy Lamarr for the 1944 film The Conspirators. I love her necklace!
1930s movie star Myrna Loy wearing an elegant halterneck dress. I’m slowly but surely falling for 1930s fashions, they were just so chic!
Mystery woman in a 1920s evening dress
Photo of an unidentified woman photographed (I would guess) in the 1920s in Sydney, Australia. I love her outfit, from her sharp flappers bob, to her feather fan and drop waisted evening dress, it’s such a pity that her name has got lost in the mists of time. Could she even be a relative of(…)
1920s actress Vilma Banky
1920s actress Vilma Banky wearing a cloche hat and 3 rows of pearls, 1927
Joan Collins in the 1970s
Goodness me, now that’s a cross face if I ever did see one! This 1970s photo of Joan Collins (looking formidable) was from the 1973 movie Drive Hard, Drive Fast. In my case the Seventies really was the decade that fashion forgot, I wore flared corduroy dungarees, Aran jumpers, tartan and t-bar shoes from StartRight(…)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
The incredibly beautiful and regal-looking Zsa Zsa Gabor photographed by her studio in 1955. Stunning eh? Having said that I’ve never seen a single movie with Zsa Zsa Gabor in it, have you?
Actress and movie star Tallulah Bankhead photographed in the late 1930s or early 1940s.
A young glamorous Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor looking fabulously glamorous in a studio publicity portrait circa 1955.
My Vintage Style: A Tale of 2 Vintage Engagement Rings
Some days it’s just too cold and miserable to make the effort and you just want to sling on some jeans and a jumper, but add a splash of lipstick and a (faux) fur coat and you instantly feel fabulous again! Although though I suspect I look a bit like a polar bear in this(…)
Lucille Ball pin up photo
Lucille Ball in a pin up from Yank Magazine. This photo is a far cry from the image I remember from I Love Lucy when I was little! Source and copyright: This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a(…)