Carole Lombard from Cinegraf Magazine 1934. The colours seem to be very strange in this picture, any idea why anyone? Is it just discolouration due to the age of the paper? Cinegraf Magazine produced by Eugene Robert Richee (1895-1972) and supplied to CINEGRAF magazine.
I’ve heard a few people claim they’re ‘too old to wear vintage’ over the past few months, and it got me thinking. As my 40th birthday looms ahead of me I’ve started wondering whether I’m ‘getting too old’ to be wearing certain things. ‘Madonna doesn’t let it worry her, and she’s almost twice your age‘(…)
Katharine Hepburn received four Academy Awards for Best Actress – I think this is a record but I couldn’t verify it, does anyone know? She had 26-year affair with her costar Spencer Tracy which was hidden from the public. The young Hepburn was a tomboy who liked to call herself Jimmy, and cut her hair(…)
Is it morally acceptable to buy and wear real fur just because it’s vintage? This is a question I’ve asked myself quite a lot recently without really coming to a conclusion. To set the record straight, I feel strongly that wearing real fur is un-acceptable. I can’t conceive of any situation where it would be(…)
2 stylish ladies and a baby on board a boat sometime in the 1930s. I’d love to know what colour these dresses were – what do you think?
A beautiful flower-print 1950s dress with a big circle skirt on the cover of the 1958 Spiegel Catalog Cover. I love the fact that she’s got a sweater with a matching pattern to the dress!
I love cookery books. I have an enormous collection of them. So many in fact that they’ve spilled out of my kitchen bookshelf onto windowsills and work-surfaces. So imagine my delight when my lovely friend Lou Lou introduced me to a ‘vintage’ cook book: “right up your street” she said, and I totally agree! The(…)
A striking photo of Joan Crawford in the 1920s. I love the way the silhouette and shadows really add to the composition of this picture. Isn’t it stunning?
Marilyn Monroe‘s costume test for the unfinished 1962 movie Something’s Got to Give. She’s absolutely hypnotic, even just trying out different costumes and hairstyles. It’s such a shame she died before this movie could be made… Edited with BlogPad Pro
I’m not sure quite what’s going on in this photo. Are they a lesbian couple (which I’m guessing would have been pretty scandalous at this time), or is the woman dressing as a man because her husband wasn’t around and a lady couldn’t sit on an ‘actual’ man’s lap without losing her reputation…? There’s no(…)
This is my first attempt at colorizing a vintage photo (below), what do you think? I love the original photo party because of the fabulous hairstyles of the two women. One of the women is wearing a “peysuföt” (a traditional Icelandic Costume) and the other a Danish dress. The photo was taken sometime between 1900-1920.(…)
Photo of an unidentified woman photographed (I would guess) in the 1920s in Sydney, Australia. I love her outfit, from her sharp flappers bob, to her feather fan and drop waisted evening dress, it’s such a pity that her name has got lost in the mists of time. Could she even be a relative of(…)
I get contacted a lot by readers who ask me to recommend vintage stores and online resources. So I decided to start the We Heart Vintage Directory to list the best of vintage online. There’s nothing worse than wanting to buy vintage but not knowing where to start! Whether you’re a store, a blog or(…)
A very pretty 1920s advert for Ivory Soap. Never has soap sounded so appealing! Hidden springs of beauty in your skin – set them free! In your marvelous skin itself Nature has set up a beauty shop! Did you know that? Complicated little cells renew its silken surface day by day… invisible springs of moisture(…)
I realise caricatures are generally quite unflattering, but this seems to be quite poisonous for no apparent reason! The artist was Georges Goursat (Sem) and the piece appeared in Le grand monde à l’envers in 1919. The caption reads: Mam’selle Coco j’voudrais un beau chapeau pour le Dimanche Which, if my schoolgirl French suffices, translates as(…)
Did you know that Audrey Hepburn wasn’t Capote’s first choice to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Hope you like these unusual facts about Hepburn. They are 10 things I didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn anyway! If you’re the world’s biggest Audrey Hepburn superfan you may already know some of these – let me(…)
Two very stylish ladies in their 1930s race day fashions at Warwick Farm racecourse. I particuarly like the long striped jacket (or is it a cardigan?). What colour do you think it was?
Coco Chanel wrapped up in a big fur coat sometime in the 1920s. The photo looks like it might have been taken at a racecourse I think…? The gentleman accompanying her is Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster.