I saw a very dear old friend of mine yesterday (well, not so *old* actually – she’d just love being called that, ha! but we have known each other since we were 7!) and she gave me these fabulous vintage gifts as a belated birthday present. I just wanted to share how gorgeous they are(…)
Mary Pickford wearing THE most amazing gloves in a publicity photo from the 1931 movie Kiki. I fell in love with gloves like these when I saw a lady wearing them (number 18) at Goodwood Revival last year and never thought I’d see another pair! Aren’t they amazing? If anyone knows where I can get(…)
Isn’t this a lovely outfit? The 1930s were so stylish with the slim fitting long and mid-length dresses. I love the sailor-styling and the bows on her shoes – so elegant! The lady is Miss Hera Roberts on board HNLMS Java, 10 October 1930. You can read more about her here.
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!
Two very chic racegoers, I’m guessing from the fashions that this was taken in the 1930s. If this were today they’d be looking at their mobile phones instead of racing slips!
I have a real fascination for portraits of unknown people. Like the forgotten beauties from a few days ago the only thing known about this woman is when and where she was photographed. The photo was taken by American photographer James Jowers in Washington Sq Park in 1968, but nothing is known about the subject(…)
Contact sheet of photos taken by Toni Frissell in the mid to late 1940s in front of the Washington Monument. The photos were taken for an advertisement for Garfinckel’s to go into Vogue magazine. Which of these photos would you pick as the best?
Woman wearing a pleated dress and fur coat, early 1930s.
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(…)
Princess Margaret with Sir Raynor Arthur during a brief visit to Nassau in May 1958 Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions
Day 3, and time for the third of the four items in the new Dita Von Teese collection – the Showcase dress. Which do you like best from the collection so far? This, the VIP trench coat or the Follow Me dress? Dita’s inspiration “I have a vintage dress in my collection that has a(…)