Monday, December 24, 2007

Vintage Christmas Eve!

Happy Christmas Eve from the lovely Vera Ellen, and me of course! I love this vintage pin-up picture of Vera in her pre-anorexic days. She actually looks healthy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Beautiful Vintage Coats

Well it is the season for coats, so I thought I'd post a few pics of some lovely ones I found on Ebay this morning. Apparently all these vintage coats are from the 1940's. Which one is your favorite? I can hardly decide because they're all such different styles! It's almost like morning, afternoon and evening. Three coats per day would definitely work for me!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Vintage Dress Oops

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has accidentally ruined/ripped or destroyed a beautiful vintage clothing piece! I was actually doing pretty good for awhile. There had been a period about a year ago, where a few of my items had been damaged accidentally. Usually I am extremely careful, but what can you do if you touch the lace on a 1940's dress and it disintegrates before your eyes! Then I go to try on my beautiful bias cut satin slip, and what do I hear? Tearing! No! I just bought it! I hadn't even worn it yet. It's only a tiny rip in the back, but still!! I guess sometimes theres nothing you can do. Of course I will try to replace these items as best I can, after all its a good excuse for more shopping!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Joan Bennett's glamorous style has peaked my interest lately. She was the younger sister of Constance Bennett, and also had her fair share of movie parts. Joan appeared in films throughout the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's. I've only seen her 1940's film noir parts, but I would love to see more. She was one of the actresses who actually gained more stardom and better roles when she dyed her hair from blonde to brunette. Which is great I thought, because it usually seems to be the other way around. She has two completely opposite looks. Do you like Joan better as a blonde or brunette?