These are photos of the crowds and spectators of the Apollo launches in 1969, which include Apollo 10, 11 and 12. Apart from loving the wonderful array of 1960s sunglasses on display I genuinely envy the people in these pictures. I’ve always been fascinated by space, and vividly remember how excited I used to watching(…)
Retro trends: 1960s monochrome
There’s a real sixties revival going on at the moment, but I’m getting so tired of the same ol’ Louis Vuitton designs being wheeled out on every red carpet and in every fashion magazine. Lets embrace the sixties monochrome trend, but with a bit of imagination! There are some fabulous retro styles out there and(…)
1960s NASA: Apollo 1 crew in training
The crew of NASA’s Apollo 1 training in Florida. The 3-man crew comprised of Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, Edward H. White, II, and Roger B. Chaffee. Sadly they didn’t make it into space as all three were killed shortly after these photos were taken on January 27, 1967 when a fire erupted in their capsule during(…)
My vintage: 70s style in the Siberian wind…
I’ve just heard on the radio that there’s a Siberian wind blowing today, and jeez I can believe it! For a few heady days last week I thought spring had arrived, but it’s back to minus temperatures and snow flurres today. Brrrr! I’m woefully underdressed for snow I know, but I’ve phtoographed all my winter(…)
Steve McQueen’s mug shot
Publicity photo of Adele Mara wearing a polka dot bikini for Argentinean Magazine. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.
1970s wedding dresses: Tricia Nixon
Tricia Nixon photographed at the White House on her wedding day in June 1971. Her wedding dress was designed by Priscilla of Boston and arrived with a secret service escort after having been purchased a first class plane ticket! [3 photos]
Quotes: Burt Reynolds on Marriage
The one and only Burt Reynolds on marriage, pictured here with the Reagan girls: Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average way for the average man to get laundry done.
Actress and pin up girl Jayne Mansfield with Barry Coe from the television program I’ll Follow the Sun, 1962.
Vintage look book: Get the Louis Vuitton sixties look
Fancy grabbing yourself a slice of that LV collection that seems to be everywhere at the moment? You don’t have to spend a fortune to do it, there are lots of similar styles out there, so even if high fashion is out of your budget you can still grab yourself a graphic checked dress and(…)
1950s swimwear Source and copyright: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands license.
1950s chorus girls
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Quote: Burt Reynolds on his body
I love this quote by Burt Reynolds. As somebody who’s trying to diet I find it a really refreshing attitude, and a good reason to go and eat a biscuit… 😉 You can only hold your stomach in for so many years: Burt Reynolds Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that(…)
A group of bathers photographed in 1946. The group includes Swedish writers Artur Lundkvist and his wife Maria Wine (second and third from left). Do you have any vintage family photos you’d like to share? If so I’d love to see them! You can email them to me at weheartvintage (at) hotmail.co.uk.
Fashion design sketchbook: 1930s evening dress
Another 1930s-inspired design, this time a pale blue satin evening gown with a beaded silver and gold deep V neckline. I’ll move onto another decade soon – any suggestions or requests? You can see the other designs from my fashion design sketchbook here. You’ll note the one shoe – sorry! I still haven’t got any(…)
Vintage look book: Bettie Page
Clockwise from top left: Velda Lauder Leopard Curve Corset Leather Paneled Black Pencil Skirt Fishnet Stockings Meshed Up Heel – Black by Iron Fist Original photo of Bettie Page source
Vintage fashion design: 1930s day dress
I’m still going through a bit of a 1930s craze at the moment (I blame it on Dancing on the Edge) but for a change I thought I’d have a go at designing a day outfit instead of a glamorous evening outfit. I love the mix of muted colours and smart tailoring to make something(…)
Vintage living: creating a vintage 1920s and ’30s look in your home
For several years, now, whenever people think of vintage or retro décor, chances are they’re thinking 1950s, ’60s and ‘70s. Typically, these are the styles – from ’50s polka dots and jukeboxes to ’70s chintz – that have been best catered for by both contemporary designers and shops and markets selling vintage furniture, but all(…)