Vintage

10 things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

10 things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

Did you know that  Audrey Hepburn wasn’t Capote’s first choice to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Hope you like these unusual facts about Hepburn. They are 10 things I didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn anyway!  If you’re the world’s biggest Audrey Hepburn superfan you may already know some of these – let me(…)

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

Rock and Roll icon Chuck Berry in a publicity photograph from 1972.

1930s race day fashions

1930s race day fashions

Two very stylish ladies in their 1930s race day fashions at Warwick Farm racecourse. I particuarly like the long striped jacket (or is it a cardigan?). What colour do you think it was?

Celebrity mugshots: Dennis Hopper

Celebrity mugshots: Dennis Hopper

Actor Dennis Hopper phographed by the Taos, New Mexico Police Department in 1975 after fleeing  the scene of a traffic accident.

Alice Cooper 1970s

Alice Cooper 1970s

I have a guilty secret, I love Rock music.  Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and one of my first loves (along with Steven Tyler) was Alice Cooper.  Here he is looking rather sulky photographed in 1977.

Colour or black and white? 1920s pilot in winter flying gear

Colour or black and white? 1920s pilot in winter flying gear

I love a good colorized photo, (emphasis on the GOOD). When this process is done well it can completely bring an old photograph alive. I’ve recently discovered the amazing History in Color, which is full of beautifully colorized photos and I had to share this photo with you. Its of pilot William C. Hopson who(…)

Coco Chanel swathed in a big fur coat, 1920s

Coco Chanel swathed in a big fur coat, 1920s

Coco Chanel wrapped up in a big fur coat sometime in the 1920s. The photo looks like it might have been taken at a racecourse I think…? The gentleman accompanying her is Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster.

Harley Davidson, the famous speed roller skater from 1912

Harley Davidson, the famous speed roller skater from 1912

Harley Davidson was a famous speed roller skater from 1912. Have you seen how many medals he has on his chest? That’s impressive in any sport! Harley Davidson motorcycles were supposedly named after this man, although I can’t confirm that… Does anyone know for sure?

10 things you didn’t know about Rita Hayworth

10 things you didn’t know about Rita Hayworth

Best known for her performance in Gilda, Rita Hayworth was one of the 1940s most famous (and one of my all time favourite) movie stars. I certainly didn’t know all of these facts, so I’d love to know how many are new to you too! Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New(…)

The real Butch Cassidy

The real Butch Cassidy

The real Butch Cassidy (looking nothing like Paul Newman) photographed in 1894 in a mug shot from Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie. Cassidy’s real name was Robert Leroy Parker and he was a notorious American train and bank robber and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang.

Win fashion vouchers from Darling

Win fashion vouchers from Darling

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS hobbisl38. CONGRATULATIONS hobbisl38 DARLING WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE! This week’s prize is a fabulous £100 to spend at award-winning designer boutique Darling. The Darling range is the vision of Nadia Moraes, the London based designer and entrepreneur who created the label. As an(…)

Quotes: Coco Chanel on style vs fashion

Quotes: Coco Chanel on style vs fashion

Fashion fades, only style remains the same – Coco Chanel. The photo is of Helen Wallace, cousin to Bess Truman photographed in 1925 looking fabulous in a fur cape and hat.

My vintage: 1950s dress

My vintage: 1950s dress

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis will know that I’m a Sixties girl at heart, and most vintage I buy is from the 60s or 70s. So I relished the chance to try something a little different with this lovely vintage 1950s dress. I was lent it by Helene at Revival Vintage(…)

1940s shoes on a chorus line of 1 legged women

1940s shoes on a chorus line of 1 legged women

A how of 1940s shoes from the cover of McCall Style & Beauty magazine from 1942. I’d love to know how all those ladies are standing on one leg, what must this picture have looked like from backstage?!

Top 5 decades of fashion

Guest post  by Cass Brookes. Over the last few decades we’ve seen a number of fashion blunders, but thankfully these have been offset by a handful of triumphs that have stood the test of time. Designers from most eras have looked to the past for inspiration, making some tweaks along the way in order to(…)

Sign up for your chance to win a vintage art print by Dupenny

Sign up for your chance to win a vintage art print by Dupenny

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS LesAMseBain. CONGRATULATIONS, WE’LL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE! Sign up to receive lovely updates fresh from We Heart Vintage and you might be the lucky winner of one of these vintage art prints by Dupenny. Dupenny was founded in 2009 by Emily Dupen-Hopkins, and is(…)