Vintage

Are vintage sunglasses safe?

Are vintage sunglasses safe?

I’ve been wearing vintage sunglasses for a while now but it was only recently, lying by the pool in Cyprus, that I started to wonder about the health implications of wearing them. We’re all nagged constantly about the importance of wearing high-factor suncream and avoiding excessive sun exposure and an important part of that is(…)

Caption competition: 1940s ballet dancers

Caption competition: 1940s ballet dancers

I love this 1940s ballet picure, it just made me giggle. How would you caption it? I have no prizes to give away (apart from the obvious prestige you’ll gain from having the most amusing answer) but if you’re in it for financial gain you can always enter my latest competition too 😉

3 easy vintage beauty looks to try at home

3 easy vintage beauty looks to try at home

Why it is that Vintage fashion is so perennially popular with fashion lovers? What is it that makes people reference by-gone times and eras rather than simply following the latest trends? Well there are a number of reasons! Vintage fashion is fun, flattering and can be fantastically feminine. It is one of life’s great joys(…)

1920s wooden bathing suits

1920s wooden bathing suits

The gorgeous 1920s “Spruce Girls” photographed on a beach wearing spruce wood veneer bathing suits during “Wood Week” to promote products of the Gray Harbor lumber industry, Hoquiam, Washington c. 1929. Aren’t they stunning? I don’t know how comfortable a wooden bathing suit would be though. Do you fancy that…? [6 photos]

Roger Moore doing something with a goat…

Roger Moore doing something with a goat…

Roger Moore photographed doing something with a goat, although I can’t quite work out what. Are they sharing a carrot…? Answers on a postcard please! 

Win gift vouchers for Vivien of Holloway

Win gift vouchers for Vivien of Holloway

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS ARE: EMMA ADAMS & KATHARINE BOURNE-FRANCIS. VIVIEN OF HOLLOWAY WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR GIFT VOUCHERS. This week I have a fantastic competition to share with you: the chance to win one of tw0 £50 vouchers to spend at Vivien of Holloway. About Vivien of Holloway:(…)

How to get a tiny waist: I talk with Michele Köbke the girl with the 16″ waist

How to get a tiny waist: I talk with Michele Köbke the girl with the 16″ waist

Waist training is one of those contentious issues which always get people talking. Some people adore a tiny waist, some people abhor them and others are simply fascinated by this kind of body modification. Either way it’s a theme very much relevant to most vintage enthusiasts. The most popular post on We Heart Vintage for(…)

Naked 1950s girls (and a boy) in gold body paint

Naked 1950s girls (and a boy) in gold body paint

Well that’s got your eyes open on this early Tuesday morning (or Monday night depending on where you are in the world)! These golden Parisienne dancers were photographed in 1955. I’m hoping that the gold body paint wasn’t lead-based! And in case you were wondering guys looked equally good in gold body paint too (see(…)

I need your wedding photos!

I need your wedding photos!

I need your vintage wedding photos! I’d like to put together some vintage wedding and bridal galleries for future blog posts and have already received some wonderful wedding photos, but I’d love to see more so that I can do a different gallery for every decade.  If you have any old family photos (or pictures(…)

Esther Williams: So long and thanks for all the fish

Esther Williams: So long and thanks for all the fish

I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but I couldn’t leave the occasion unmarked. Last week (on June 6th) swimmer and movie star Esther Williams died in her sleep at the age of 91 in California. I have happy memories of watching re-runs of Esther Williams movies growing up. The first time(…)

Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt

Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt

The fabulous and controversial 1920s cabaret dancer Josephine Baker in her famous Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production “Un Vent de Folie” 1927

Criminal mugshots from the 1900s (some sexy, some creepy)

Criminal mugshots from the 1900s (some sexy, some creepy)

Criminal mugshots of men arrested in England in the early 1900s for a variety of crimes including Larceny (is this the same as theft?), False Pretences and Indecent Exposure (he’s a creepy one). I must admit that Andrea Laudano (above) is rather dishy, you can see he probably had a real way with the ladies(…)

70s Style Icons: Jackie Stewart

70s Style Icons: Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart, or to quote his full name Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart OBE, is a 3 time Formula 1 World Champion who cut one of the most iconic looks of the 1970s F1 paddock. With his flat cap, aviator style sunglasses and big sideburns (only rivalled in magnificence by those of Emerson Fittipaldi –(…)

Josephine Baker in her 40s

Josephine Baker in her 40s

Josephine Baker photographed by Carl Van Vechten, October 20, 1949 which would make her 43 in this photo I think. It’s nice to see her in a ‘normal’ outfit instead of one of her stage costumes. Her smile just lights up the photo doesn’t it? Beautiful!

A 1940s summer wardrobe by Lynn Lester

A 1940s summer wardrobe by Lynn Lester

A series of 1940s adverts for fashions by Lynn Lester suggesting a summer wardrobe for June 1947. This summer capsule collection has some wonderful descriptions underneath each item – you just don’t see that any more!  There are some great new fangled fabrics, like “SnoSilk”, and also some unusual clothing styles. I had no idea what ‘cape(…)

Sonny and Cher with the Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Sonny and Cher with the Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Photo of Sonny and Cher with David McCallum from the television program The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Cher played a fashion designer and Sonny a garment cutter. This is the first non-musical television appearance for the duo. The episode is “The Hot Number Affair”.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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?