Vintage

Are you too old to wear vintage?

Are you too old to wear vintage?

I’ve heard a few people claim they’re ‘too old to wear vintage’ over the past few months, and it got me thinking.  As my 40th birthday looms ahead of me I’ve started wondering whether I’m ‘getting too old’ to be wearing certain things. ‘Madonna doesn’t let it worry her, and she’s almost twice your age‘(…)

Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

The beautiful 1920s silent movie star Lillian Gish. I assume this is a publicity photo from one of her movies, but does anyone know which movie it’s from?

Building the Eiffel Tower

Building the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built over a period of 2 years between 1887 and 1889. These photos show how it grew over the months and years during construction. It’s hard to imagine Paris before the Eiffel Tower existed isn’t it? [8 photos]

Rudolph Valentino and his dog

Rudolph Valentino and his dog

Rudolph Valentino and his dog. Actor and heart-throb Valentino appeared in many films, including Moran of the Lady Letty (1921), which was filmed in a variety of Southern California locations, including Balboa, Anaheim Landing, Catalina, and the Lasky Camp in Santa Ana Canyon. Does anyone know what his dog was called?

10 things you didn’t know about Katharine Hepburn

10 things you didn’t know about Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn received four Academy Awards for Best Actress – I think this is a record but I couldn’t verify it, does anyone know? She had 26-year affair with her costar Spencer Tracy which was hidden from the public. The young Hepburn was a tomboy who liked to call herself Jimmy, and cut her hair(…)

How to bend down in a bikini

How to bend down in a bikini

Sarasota Sun-Debs from 1949 learning how to elegantly pick things up off the floor at Lido Beach, Florida. Which one of these two are doing it correctly? I’m guessing it’s the girl who’s got her knees bent rather than the one bending down with her bottom at perfect pinching level! Does anyone know what a Sun-Deb is? Are they(…)

Irene Castle with her pet dog (or is it a fox?)

Irene Castle with her pet dog (or is it a fox?)

Dancers Vernon and Irene Castle with their pets ‘Wolf’ and ‘Waldo’ on board a ship c. 1910. It’s hard to make out the dog that Irene is holding, I’m not sure whether the tail is part of a fur wrap, or whether Waldo is actually a pet fox…? Can you make it out? You can(…)

Is it OK to wear vintage fur?

Is it OK to wear vintage fur?

Is it morally acceptable to buy and wear real fur just because it’s vintage? This is a question I’ve asked myself quite a lot recently without really coming to a conclusion. To set the record straight, I feel strongly that wearing real fur is un-acceptable. I can’t conceive of any situation where it would be(…)

Now they look a handful! 1960s girl with 3 lion cubs

Now they look a handful! 1960s girl with 3 lion cubs

This girl looks like she’s having a lovely cuddle with these lion cubs. I don’t know whether she was a model posing for this photo or whether she was just a girl photographed having some lion-time, what do you think? Those cubs look like they’re starting to wriggle to me and are going to become(…)

My vintage: Goodwood Revival outfits galore

My vintage: Goodwood Revival outfits galore

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or more precisely haven’t stopped by my blog in the last few days) you probably know that it was Goodwood Revival at the weekend. I haven’t really posted anything about my outfits so I thought I’d share those with you today. On Friday I wore a 1960s houndstooth(…)

Goodwood Revival 2013

Goodwood Revival 2013

Sorry! It’s taken me a couple of days to sort through my photos and get a proper post together for Goodwood Revival 2013. We went on Friday and on Sunday and had the most fabulous time but we’re still recovering from such a busy weekend (we also managed to take my son go-karting, do some(…)

1930s cruise fashions

1930s cruise fashions

2 stylish ladies and a baby on board a boat sometime in the 1930s. I’d love to know what colour these dresses were – what do you think?

Windswept 1960s beauty contestants

Windswept 1960s beauty contestants

Beauty contestants at Tri-City Suncoast Festival: St. Petersburg, Florida 1962. Left to right: Tri-City Queen, Rita Mathies; former Tri-City Queen, Pinky Clough; Miss St. Pete, Marja Paulsen; Tri-City Princess, Sally Fuller; Tri-City Princess, Judy D’Angelo; Miss Clearwater, Marie Stragar and Tri-City Princess, Paula Reeves.

Goodwood Revival 2013: a few quick snapshots

Goodwood Revival 2013: a few quick snapshots

I’ve got an incredibly busy weekend, including Goodwood Revival, taking my 7 year old go karting, seeing friends plus lots of chores and other bits and pieces shoe-horned in between, but I thought I’d quickly post a few photos from Friday’s Goodwood Revival.  I’ll do a proper post next week when I’ve got a little(…)

Win a copy of Astor Place Vintage

Win a copy of Astor Place Vintage

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS Martina Alban. CONGRATULATIONS MARTINA, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE. Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she’s on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur(…)

Pretty 1950s circle skirt

Pretty 1950s circle skirt

A beautiful flower-print 1950s dress with a big circle skirt on the cover of the 1958 Spiegel Catalog Cover. I love the fact that she’s got a sweater with a matching pattern to the dress!

Thinking about Goodwood Revival vintage fashions…

Thinking about Goodwood Revival vintage fashions…

I think Goodwood Revival is one of my favourite weekends of the year. I rarely get the chance to go to vintage events, but this one is ideal. My boys are both kept entertained with all the classic cars and planes and I get to play dress up and revel in the vintage atmosphere! My(…)