My favourite decades for vintage clothing are the sixties and seventies. The only problem with this is that there was so much synthetic material around.. rayon, polyester, nylon and those just aren’t the fabrics to be wearing when its 30 degrees outside. That’s why I love this vintage shift dress so much, it’s from the(…)
Joan Crawford flashing her legs whilst dancing and gazing seductively at the camera in this 1930s publicity photo.
Did you know that Joan Collins was considered for the part of Cleopatra before Elizabeth Taylor finally won the role? Here is her screentest. You see her in full costume and makeup trying out some of the lines- what do you think? Personally, she’s not a patch on Taylor, I think they made the right(…)
Isn’t this a stunning photo of Joan Crawford? It dates from the early 1930s and I love the dark lace-veiled hat and those wicked lips – isn’t she fabulous?
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. I’M DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS ARE LAURA JONES, KINGA REGULSKA AND JADE MISSY EVANS. CONGRATULATIONS, BRAS AND HONEY WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE! This week I’ve got the most delicious competition prize to give away! 3 lucky readers can win themselves a pack of these delectable(…)
1920s Hollywood star and silent movie actress Lillian Gish photographed by Charles Albin, New York, 1922. Aren’t her gloves and veil pretty? Such a lovely photo!
When the economy is tough, there’s nothing more important than finding ways to save money. A lot of people feel as if they have to stop buying things altogether, but there are other, less restrictive ways to go about saving money. One of the best approaches to take is to start buying vintage goods. To(…)
These photos of Greta Garbo were taken in 1924, the year she made her first movie in The Saga of Gösta Berling. The following year she met Louis B. Mayer, the vice president and general manager of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who reportedly told her to “get her teeth fixed and to lose weight because Americans didn’t like(…)
Marlene Dietrich photographed during the 1930s. It’s nice to see a photo of her in a day outfit rather than a vampy evening dress. Her manicure would have been quite a new thing too, as nail polish was only invented in the 1930s and started with by the kind of manicure you can see here(…)
When I first started finding out about vintage fashion I had a pretty good idea of the stereotypical fashions from each decade. There were flappers in the 1920s, smart suits with padded shoulders and neat little hats in the 40s, nipped in waists in the 50s, minidresses in the sixties (and so on). The one(…)
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(…)
A series of promotional photos of Elvis Presley from the movie Jailhouse Rock. You can see why he drove the girls so crazy can’t you (except for the photo where he looks drunk – I’m surprised that one made it through!) [3 photos]
It’s been a bit too hot to be dressing up recently, but as we’ve had a bit of cloud cover today I’ve finally got the energy to try out some lovely new vintage clothes! I love this vintage 1960s dress, I feel like an extra in Mad Men when I wear it, especially with my(…)
It’s Royal Baby day! After weeks of the nation waiting with bated breath Kate Middleton (or the Duchess of Cambridge as we should probably call her I suppose) was admitted to hospital this morning in the first stages of labour. And about time too, we could do with something to talk about other than our(…)
As you can see it’s not *actually* a pancake, but the hat does look like a pancake so I’m going to call it a pancake hat (until someone more knowledgable corrects me). Anyway, this is a publicity photo of a young Joan Collins from the 1952 movie I Believe in You. I’m not sure how(…)
Isn’t this a beautiful vintage 1950s wedding photo? Miss Muriel Prince and Mr L Worsley married on August 6, 1952 at Oswald Road Church, Oswestry, Wales. They both look delightfully happy, don’t they? I love so many details about her outfit, the elbow length gloves, that pretty veiled hat, the long bouquet of roses, the(…)
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS JOANNE HOLTON. CONGRATULATIONS JOANNE, MELINDA WILL BE INTOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE. This weeks competition prize is a real treat for all you jewellery lovers out there: a beautiful friendship bracelet with a sterling silver personalised initial charm. About Melinda Mulcahy: Melinda Mulcahy has been designing and(…)
The lovely Sammy Davis is offering 3 lucky people the chance to win $50 Etsy vouchers to spend on vintage. Just complete her online survey letting her know all about your experiences of buying vintage online and not only could you win the vouchers, but you will be helping to imporve the world of online(…)