Saturday, May 05, 2012
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Jan Sterling sizzles in her gold-digger role in the 1952 film "Flesh and Fury". Each costume change is more fabulous than the next! Mona Freeman's wardrobe is cute, but Jan is definitely the glam queen in this movie. Love that white dress in the first photo!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
My brothers wedding was last weekend so I tried my best at a 1930's hairstyle, since I wore a 1930's dress. My fingerwaves turned out pretty good. I just wish I had someone to do the back of my head since I could only do them on the side! I ended up pin curling the back and it turned out nice. Anyone else had any luck at vintage hairstyles?
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I was watching the film "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1952) today, when I noticed actress Hildegard Knef wearing the exact same dress Marilyn Monroe wears in some very iconic photos. I know that Marilyn was under contract at 20th Century Fox, so I looked up the movie I was watching and sure enough, it was a Fox film. I found this quite interesting, since I'd never noticed two classic starlets wearing the same dress before. I figured they would have had their own very specific wardrobes, which I'm sure they did for the most part. Was it because Marilyn wasn't a superstar yet in 1952? Or was it because Hildegard was so unknown? Anyways, I looked up some other Fox actresses, and I found another double! A promo shot of Susan Hayward wearing the same costume that again, Marilyn Monroe wears. But this time from the film, "Bus Stop". Has anyone noticed any other doubles? If so, let me know!
Friday, April 13, 2012
This post is actually for yesterday, April 12th! Oops! Ann Miller was born in Chireno, Texas in 1923. Ann's original name was "Johnnie", as her father had wanted a boy! Poor Ann. When she was just 13 years old she got a job as a dancer in a nightclub! Apparently she told them she was 18, and apparently they fell for it! She also scored a movie contract that same year with RKO. Ann was probably best known for her amazing tap dancing skills, as well as starring in many fabulous MGM musicals. Happy Birthday Ann!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Gene Tierney is the star of this 1945 film. Her character is, for lack of better words, a psychotic freak. But at least she got to play a psycho with style! Throughout the movie, Gene has a ton of great costume changes. Her outfits range from sophisticated to casual, but she always looks fabulous. I just wish I had a full length picture of the green halter neck 1940's bathing suit she wears, it's amazing!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I came across a ton of vintage 60's dresses recently, so I've been trying to add them all to my online store! My favorite is the tent dress in the last photo, it's so summery and happy! There's a link to my shop on the left side of my blog, in case you want any details on these dresses. More to come!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Joan Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1905. Who knew how big of a star this little girl named "Lucille" would become? I have to say, Joan had the most amazing style throughout her life, no matter what age she was. Above are some of my favorite photos of her.
Here's some great quotes by Joan:
"If you'e going to be a star, you have to look like a star, and I never go out unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door."
"Send me flowers while I'm alive. They won't do me a damn bit of good after I'm dead."
"I think the most important thing a woman can have, next to talent, of course, is her hairdresser."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Having coffee has always been such a comforting and relaxing thing for me. It's one of those things I look forward to, even though I have it every day. I remember going to my grandmother's and great aunt's house when I was really young, and they always had a huge pot of coffee going. They would finish off the pot in no time at all, and then they'd start another one! Maybe that's how they got so much knitting done? Anyhow, here are some cute pictures of coffee culture from the 1920's to the 1950's.