Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from your Favorite Starlets

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and lots of vintage clothing this Christmas! - Jayne Mansfield, Jean Harlow, Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Esther Williams, Doris Day and Carole Lombard.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I love vintage Christmas ornaments, and I try to collect a few more each year. Usually I can only find these at antique shops, and they can be quite pricey. However, if you're lucky, you could walk into a thrift store a find a complete box for $2! Which is what happened to me yesterday! I guess you never know when they might sneak up on you :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1940's Fashion on Film - It's a Wonderful Life

Another great Christmas film filled with fabulous vintage clothing. It's funny, I never think of clothes when I think of this movie, but when I looked a little closer I couldn't believe what I had missed! I especially love the wardrobe of Gloria Grahames character Violet. Lots of gorgeous 1940's dresses, hats and suits!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vintage Santa Claus

I love vintage christmas decorations, especially Santa ones! I posted some photos of unique vintage Santa items. I think they're all pretty cute, minus the Santa disguise mask! Oh, and apparently Santa used to smoke. Then again, maybe he still does!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Betty Grable

Betty Grable was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1916. She started acting when she was just 12 years old, and signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in the 1930's. Betty was known not only for her acting, but for her legs! After Betty posed for her iconic bathing suit photo, she became the most popular pin-up girl during WWII. She was known as "the girl with the million dollar legs", as her studio had them insured for one million dollars! I love all these pictures of Betty in the 1930's and 1940's, she looks stunning in every different style.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1950's Fashion on Film - White Christmas

I love old Christmas movies, but what I love even more are vintage dresses! This is one of those wonderful films that has endless costumes changes, from one beautiful dress to the next. Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney are both stunning in their wardrobe of glamorous 1950's dresses and accessories. I especially love Vera Ellen's yellow shoes in the 2nd photo!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vintage Christmas Trees - 1930's

Here are some photos of Christmas trees in the 1930's. I have to say, I adore the trees but I love the clothing so much more! Especially that satin looking bias cut dress Ginger Rogers is wearing on the last picture!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

1950's Christmas Gifts for Women

Here are some lovely items you might receive under the Christmas tree if it were the 1950's. I wish I could have all these things now! I think my favorite gift is the heart shape case with the dresser set in it. Gorgeous. I love how there's a photo of the husband or sweetheart on the dresser in the first picture, so cute.