Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Anita Page was one of the beautiful, and very popular film stars of 1920's and 1930's. In 1929, Anita was receiving over 10,000 fan letters a week, second only to Greta Garbo. The craziest part is that over 100 of the letters were from Benito Mussolini! Apparently he had a bit of an Anita obsession. Who could blame him?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Vintage 50's Dress - Hawaiian Style

I can't get over these halter style vintage dresses! Drop dead gorgeous. If only they were affordable. I made the mistake of finding one of these 1950's dresses at a vintage store last year and not buying it! It even had a matching bolero! Silly me. Since then I've only found them online, but for a lot more money. I will continue to look though...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Vintage Treasures

I went on a little trip recently to visit my boyfriends family. Of course no trip is complete without a visit to the local vintage clothing and antique shops. I don't know what it is about small towns, but they are overloaded with vintage goodies at low prices! I wish it was like that in the city! But it's not:(
Anyhow, I started off by finding a beautiful 1940's fur coat at a little thrift store. To keep with my decade of choice, I then found a gorgeous 40's cream colored suitcase in perfect condition.
Next we found this huge antique mall. I checked out their vintage automotive section which was filled with old car parts, books, etc. I picked up a couple of cool 1960's car magazines which looked like they had never been read. The highlight of the trip however, was finding an early 1960's hairdryer! It's the most unique item I've seen in awhile. It basically looks like a mini vacuum cleaner with a comb attached to the hose! Hillarious! Of course I had to have it.

Friday, May 16, 2008

1940's Vintage Purse

I won this gorgeous 1940's purse on Ebay a couple weeks ago. I just received it the other day, and it's even more beautiful than it is in the picture. It's made out of this elegant silky corded material, and has three different areas inside to store things. Plus, I love the fact that black will go with almost anything!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Vintage Makeup Style

Jean Harlow or Marilyn Monroe? Which vintage make-up style do you prefer? The 1930's thin eyebrows and rosebud lips? Or the 1950's full eyebrows and luscious lips?

Monday, May 05, 2008

Vintage Sunglasses

One thing I don't own is a pair of vintage 1950's sunglasses. For some reason I have a bunch of replicas, but none that are authentic. Maybe it's because I know that all the sunglasses I have ever owned have a life span of about 2 months. I either leave them in a restaurant, sit on them, or they somehow just disappear. So my new mission is to find the cutest pair of 50's sunglasses that are still in decent shape, and take extra special care of them. I posted pictures of some nice ones I found on Ebay, but I'm gonna keep looking for the perfect pair.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

1950's Clothing - Easier than you Thought

I watched Rebel Without A Cause the other night. I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of Natalie Wood's hairstyle in the film, but I do like her clothing. I always forget about the more casual, teenage girl 1950's clothes. I tend to focus more on the glamorous prom dresses and evening gowns, when the casual look is so much more accessible. All you need is a knee length skirt, sweater or cardigan, and a cute scarf!