Wednesday, June 25, 2008

1930's Swimwear

Yes, another vintage swimsuit post! But how could I not brag about the 1930's bathing suit I just got! This is my oldest one yet! It's black, and it basically looks like a long tank top made out of wool. Here are some photos of Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Jean Harlow, in the swimwear of the time. I must say, Jean's suit is pretty scandalous compared to the other ones! They're all pretty cute though. I love the little belts that were worn with them! Which swimsuit is your favorite?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Vintage Starlet of the Day

Lauren Bacall. Did you know Lauren was only 19 when she was given her famous role in "To Have and to Have Not"? (Shown in the 2nd photo) I never would have guessed she was that young in the movie. Maybe it's the way women used to dress, but to me she just looked so much older. Lauren also married Humphrey Bogart the following year. She was 20, he was 45.
"Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy." - Lauren Bacall

Monday, June 16, 2008

Oh My Vintage Shoes

Check out these beauties I just got! The first pair are satin 1940's shoes, or could be very early 1950's as well. Apparently they're boudoir slippers, but theres no way I'm gonna keep these in the house! The second ones are 1930's shoes, and luckily they're in excellent condition for their age :)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Another Vintage Swimsuit

Wow, I scored again! My vintage bathing suit collection could never be big enough. Actually, I only have 4 so far, but I'm working on it! I won this gorgeous red suit on Ebay a couple days ago. The description said it was a 1950's swimsuit, but I'm thinking it could be early 1960's as well. Either way, I now have my red suit just in time for summer!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Vintage Decor

When I finally have a house one day, I plan to have it fully decked out in vintage decor. So for my kitchen I'll need vintage appliances of course! Well, all it took was a little searching on Ebay, and I found my 1950's blender and toaster. It was perfect timing too, since I currently don't have a toaster and I had just gotten rid of my last blender. These chrome beauties should work out quite nicely!