Sunday, November 30, 2008

Vintage Christmas Decorating

I decided to decorate my place early this year. Otherwise, it seems that as soon as put the decorations up, I have to take them right down again! So I have posted some photos of my vintage decorations. I was looking at some photos of 1950's Christmas trees, and I saw that most of them had tinsle. So I went out and got some tinsle to give my tree more of a vintage look. Do you think the tree looks better with or without the tinsle?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Different Shades of Jane

I came across this photo of Jane Russell with bleached blonde hair, which surprised me since I had only seen her as a brunette before. Then I found the red haired Jane photo, which I thought suited her a bit more than the blonde. What do you think? Jane as a brunette, blonde or redhead? I personally love her with dark hair best. So glamorous.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Vintage Winter Coat

Wow! Check out this 1940's coat. I want it! I found it on Ebay, but it's not my size. I love vintage coats, especially ones from the 40's and 50's. They just have so much class.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grace Kelly in Rear Window

I went to see a matinee of Rear Window today at the theater downtown. I'm so thankful that there's a theater close by that plays old movies, otherwise I'd never get to see my favorite films on the big screen! Anyhow, it's been a few years since I had seen it, and this time I really noticed what elegance Grace brings to the film. She also displays a gorgeous collection of early 50's fashion. It's funny, at the beginning of the movie her character kind of annoys me, but by the end I love her.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cute Vintage Swimsuit

Here is the latest edition to my vintage bathing suit collection. I swear I buy twice as many swimsuits in the winter as I do in the summer! Kind of like how I crave ice cream in winter and not as much in the summer. I think its a reverse psychology thing! Anyways, my new swimsuit looks late 1950's or maybe early 1960's. I'll have to check it out more once I receive it in the mail. It can be my early Christmas present!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vintage Shoe Shopping

I just won 2 pairs of gorgeous vintage shoes on Ebay! First is a pair of flapper style 1930's shoes with silver t straps. I love them. The second pair are black suede 1940's heels. Of course, I love them too. Now I just hope that they fit me!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Vintage Lucite Heels with Roses

Have you ever seen heels like these? Wow, I love them. Lucite 1950's shoes with roses inside them! How unique are they?! I've found lucite heels with rhinestones before, but never roses!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

How do Vintage Starlets Measure Up?

Which vintage starlet is your height? I was surprised at some of the heights that I found! For some reason I always thought Joan Crawford and Veronica Lake were really tall, but they weren't. Anyways, check out the info I found!

-Norma Shearer -Mary Pickford

-Louise Brooks -Jean Harlow -Veronica Lake

-Clara Bow -Lana Turner -Vivian Leigh -Olivia DeHavilland

-Betty Grable -Carole Lombard -Joan Crawford -Bette Davis

-Marilyn Monroe -Barbara Stanwyck -Ginger Rogers -Mae West

-Myrna Loy -Ava Gardner -Rita Hayworth -Jayne Mansfield

-Jane Russell -Audrey Hepburn -Gene Tierny -Grace Kelly

-Greta Garbo -Katherine Hepburn -Maureen O'Hara

-Lauren Bacall -Carole Landis -Sophia Loren

-Ingrid Bergman