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Vintage bathing suits

I’m a huge fan of vintage swimwear (sooo much more appealing than a string bikini *shudder*) and I’m delighted to welcome Julia of Jeeze Julia who’s agreed to do a guest post for me and share two of her grandmother’s beautiful vintage bathing suits, enjoy! When you’re a lake girl, you collect a lot of(…)

Vintage Style Heroes: Josefine of the Ritzy Ladies

Vintage Style Heroes: Josefine of the Ritzy Ladies

Josefine loves everything vintage, especially things from the beginning of the 19th century til the 30’s but also 40’s and 50’s. Wedding dresses and hats are the things she loves the most. She blogs at The Rity Ladies What inspires your vintage look? Hmm, old hollywood movie stars, burlesque dancers from the 30’s, other vintage(…)

Win a Vintage Pin Up Photo Shoot

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER HERE. YOU CAN SEE OUR CURRENT COMPETITION HERE. This weeks fantastic competition prize is being offered by Frisking The Whiskers,  an East London based photography studio who specialise in quality vintage glamour and 1950s pin up photography. Frisking the Whiskers are a team of photographers(…)

The Duchess of Windsor in a polka dot dress

The Duchess of Windsor in a polka dot dress

Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor photographed by Toni Frissell with a big umbrella and a very pretty polka dot dress. Source and copyright: This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Toni Frissell. This applies worldwide.

Vintage Style Heroes: Andi B. Goode

Vintage Style Heroes: Andi B. Goode

Andi B. Goode (real name Andrea) is a forties- and fifties-loving girl from Adelaide, South Australia, whose lips were just made for red lipstick. I’ve got serious pout-envy! She blogs about vintage and vintage lifestyle on her blog AndiBGoode.com What inspires your vintage look? I spend a lot of time watching movies so I get(…)

Creating Audrey Hepburn

Creating Audrey Hepburn

A fascinating video showing how the studio created Audrey Hepburn‘s iconic style for the movie Roman Holiday.

Hoisting the Elephant

Hoisting the Elephant

They are photos taken by an unknown photographer of a circus in the early 1930s. Thanks to the Tyne & Wear Museum. You can see the rest of these photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions

Lion Tamer: 1930s

Lion Tamer: 1930s

They are photos taken by an unknown photographer of a circus in the early 1930s. Thanks to the Tyne & Wear Museum. You can see the rest of these photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions

Fred & Ginger: They All Laughed

Fred & Ginger: They All Laughed

I just love this beautiful dress! Clip from Shall We Dance. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing to “They All Laughed.”

Peggy Moffitt in 1967

Peggy Moffitt in 1967

Video by William Claxton in 1967. Models: Peggy Moffitt, Léon Bing, Ellen Harth. Fashions by Rudi Gernreich. Hair by Jacques of Vidal Sassoon.

Ziegfeld Follies girl by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld Follies girl by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld Follies girl Drucilla Strain photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston Source and copyright: This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923.

Marilyn Monroe’s scar, photo by Bert Stern

I’ve moved this photo into a Pinterest gallery showing Marilyn Monroe’s impressive scar here. As you can see it’s quite an impressive (not to mention crude) scar on her stomach.  It was from when she had her gallbladder removed. See the gallery here.