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1970s mens fashion: short white shorts and leather headband

1970s mens fashion: short white shorts and leather headband

Wow, what a fabulous outfit! This stylish young man was photographed in Lassing Park, St. Petersburg, Florida in October 1971. Source and copyright: I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide. Edited with BlogPad Pro

Looking for the best vintage shops online?

Looking for the best vintage shops online?

The fabulous Sammy of Sammy Davis Vintage has released her long-awaited e-book: The 100 Best Vintage Shops Online. I got my copy yesterday and I’m a overwhelmed with how good it is! It’s an absolute MUST for any vintage enthusiast. For the vintage novice it gives you great reasons why you would want to wear(…)

Vintage brides: 1940s wedding dresses

Vintage brides: 1940s wedding dresses

The 1940s were an interesting time in fashion, in part because so much of the style of this decade was developed via necessity. Traditional bridal fabrics such as silk were rationed and a lot of brides opted instead for day dresses, suits or even military uniforms and accessorized them with corsages, hats and gloves. Which(…)

Sponsor spotlight: Whirling Turban

Sponsor spotlight: Whirling Turban

It’s time for another Sponsor Spotlight, this time focusing on the wonderful and inspiring Katherine of Whirling Turban. She designes the most sublime pinup couture from her studio which is surrounded by an orchid-dripping and dragonfly-humming tropical garden in exotic Bali. *sigh* Doesn’t that sound idyllic? I thought you might like to find out more(…)

Mug shot of Elvis, 1970

Mug shot of Elvis, 1970

Mug shot of Elvis taken in 1970 when he went to visit President Nixon at the White House. You can see the photos of the meeting here – they make a very strange couple! Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by(…)

My vintage: A beehive & energy blue tights

My vintage: A beehive & energy blue tights

Oh man, it’s still so cold out there! Yesterday was supposed to be the first day of spring and I had secret hopes of sunshine and daffodils bursting from the ground, but no luck yet. We had torrential rain and I’ve just heard that we’re forecast more snow tomorrow – help! I desperately need some(…)

1920s Chinese wedding dress

1920s Chinese wedding dress

1920s Chinese wedding dress: Chiang Kai-shek and Soong May-ling married on 1st December 1927 in Shanghai. Source and copyright: This image is now in the public domain in China because its term of copyright has expired.

Fit for a Princess: Diana’s dress auction

Fit for a Princess: Diana’s dress auction

Princess Diana was one of the most iconic and photographed women of the late 20th century, and so an auction of some of her most memorable dresses was bound to cause some interest. Probably the most famous dress in this collection was the midnight-blue evening gown by Victor Edelstein which she wore to dance to(…)

Brigitte Bardot looking a bit er… busty

Brigitte Bardot looking a bit er… busty

Brigitte Bardot photographed looking rather spectacular in a see-through top and feathers in 1968. Source and copyright:  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

1970s hairstyles: Paul and Linda McCartney and their mullets

1970s hairstyles: Paul and Linda McCartney and their mullets

Wow, what hairstyles! I can’t imagine the mullet ever looked good, even on the rich and beautiful! The person who took this photo has a really interesting story to go with it which I thought you might like: I took this Picture of Paul & Linda McCartney at the 1973 Academy Awards (which were presented(…)

Queen of the tiny waist: Betty Brosmer

Queen of the tiny waist: Betty Brosmer

1950s glamour girl and pin up Betty Brosmer who had the amazing hourglass figure of: 38-18-36 (inches). Her she has the most tiny waist, I know a lot more clothes were handmade in the fifties, but wow it would be hard to dress to figure like that off the peg! Source and copyright: BettyBrosmer.com Edited with BlogPad(…)

My top 12 sixties shift dresses: designer vs high-street

My top 12 sixties shift dresses: designer vs high-street

I’m enjoying the idea of the sixties revival which seems to be happening everywhere, I’m not one for wearing bold monochrome prints the whole time, but I love a cute sixties shift dress. I wish I could buy all of these, so I thought I’d share my favourites with you, both the affordable high-street ones(…)

Win a pair of vintage sunglasses

Win a pair of vintage sunglasses

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER OF THIS PAIR OF SUNGLASSES IS: Mairead Landers. Congratulations Mairead, The Stellar Boutique will be in touch with you to arrange delivery of your prize! This week we’re offering this fabulous pair of 1980s vintage sunglasses thanks to The Stellar Boutique. Aren’t they gorgeous? To enter: For your(…)

Competition winner & win tickets to Goodwood Revival

Competition winner & win tickets to Goodwood Revival

The lucky winner of the competition to win a Breakfast at Tiffanys style necklace and earrings is: Lani Boyer. Congratulations Lani, I’ll pass your details onto PastTimes.com and they contact you directly about your prize. If you didn’t win, why not try the new competition to win yourself a gorgeous pair of vintage sunglasses? It’s being(…)

Sponsor spotlight: Darling

Sponsor spotlight: Darling

Since branching out to be self hosted I’ve had some wonderful support from my sponsors, and I wanted to share some more information about them with you. This is partly as a thank you to them, but also because I selected designers and companies which I thought would be of genuine interest to We Heart(…)

Holiday snapshots on the moon

Holiday snapshots on the moon

Photos taken by the astronauts on moon during the Apollo missions in the late 60s and early 70s. The photo above shows a commemorative plaque left on the moon in during Apollo 15 in 1971 to remember the 14 deceased NASA astronauts and USSR cosmonauts. The tiny silver man represents the figure of a fallen astronaut.(…)

Vintage brides: 1930s wedding dress gallery

Vintage brides: 1930s wedding dress gallery

There’s something about photos of real brides on their wedding day which I find fascinating. These brides are all from the 1930s and there are some really unusual outfits. I particularly like the lady with the halo headdress and also the poor woman who accessorised her wedding dress with crutches (presumably out of necessity)! Which(…)

60s Style Icons: Jackie Kennedy

60s Style Icons: Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy is one of the iconic figures in 1960s fashion.  Her grace and understated style appealed to a wide audience and the ‘Jackie Kennedy look’ was widely emulated in the USA in the early years of the decade. Her status as a fashion icon was costly though, in her first year in the White(…)