Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1940's Crop Top

Check out this cute little 1940's shirt I just got! It needs a little TLC, but I love fixing things up so they look new again. I found a 1940's pattern of a similar midriff baring top with matching shorts and skirt. So adorable! I think I may pair mine with some black 1950's capris that have been stored away in my closet, waiting for the perfect top.

Monday, January 30, 2012

1920's Fashion on Film - It

Clara Bow has to be one of the cutest actresses to have ever lived. I watched "It" not long ago, and I have to say I love every outfit Clara wears in this movie! Lots of casual but pretty 1920's dresses and skirt & sweater sets.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage Guys in Drag

Well, who's the best looking lady? I've always thought Jack Lemmon pulls off womanly style the best. From the top is Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot, next is The Three Stooges in one of their many girl costumes, then we have Lionel Barrymore as an elderly woman, and finally Bing Crosby in a stunning gown! I know there's more but I can't think of them, so these will have to do for now. I have to say, I love Tony Curtis's travel case!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Glam up in 1950's Suit

I absolutely love vintage suits! They can be classy but glamorous at the same time. Here are a few pictures of some great 1950's suits. The first one is of Marilyn Monroe looking amazing in a green/blue suit. The next two are from 50's patterns, and the last one is a navy blue 50's suit that's for sale in my online store. Just remember to wear a hat to match!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

1940's Fashion on Film - Now Voyager

Not only is this a great movie, but the 1940's clothing is incredible! Bette Davis is stunning in the outfits worn by her characters new improved self. It's no surprise, as the costume designer for this film was the amazing Orry Kelly. There are so many gorgeous wardrobe changes I can't even pick a favorite. I have to say though, I absolutely love her sunglasses in the last photo!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Entertaining in the 1950's

Do you look this good during your dinner parties? I wish I did!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vintage 1940's Coats

I love vintage coats of all eras, but I especially love 1940's coats. The third photo is of my grandmother in the early 40's wearing one of her favorite coats. I wish I knew what color it was!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer turned 102 today! Congratulations Luise! She's a German actress who became famous in Hollywood in the 1930's. She didn't make that many films, but out of those few films she won two oscars! One for "The Great Ziegfeld" in 1936 and another for "The Good Earth" in 1937. Luise was not impressed by stardom, and left the Hollywood in the early 1940's. I saw a recent interview with her on TCM and she was just adorable! I wish my grandmothers could have lived to that age!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Women & The Opposite Sex

I'm not a big fan of vintage films being remade today, but when it's an old remake of an even older movie, well then I'm interested! “The Opposite Sex” was made in 1956 as a remake of the 1939 classic “The Women”. I was really excited to see this film, but other than having a decent cast and some great clothes, it didn't really do it for me. The original was just so glamorous and witty, where I found this remake almost boring at times. Did they really think they could replace Joan Crawford with Joan Collins? Or Norma Shearer with June Allyson? I mean, c'mon, there was really no chance of “The Opposite Sex” even coming close to “The Women”. Anyhow, I thought I would do a little comparison with pictures. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Making my Vintage Hats Fit

I love vintage hats. I just wish there were more available in larger sizes! I have a bunch of 1940's and 1950's hats that are a bit too tight. I really love them, so I didn't want to sell them, so what did I do? I bought a hat stretcher! Who knows if it will actually work, but I figured I would at least give it a shot. So I've got it inside one of my 1940's hats right now, I'm going to leave it for a few days and see what happens. Wish me luck :)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

My Vintage Christmas Gift

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! I wanted to show off the beautiful art deco dresser my husband got me. It's a 1930's metal dresser made to look like wood! Apparently during the 20's and 30's metal furniture became a fad, but didn't last too long so there's not much of it out there. I can't wait to fill it full of vintage clothes!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy Birthday Marion Davies

Marion Davies was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897. She got her start in show business when she signed on as a Ziegfeld girl in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1916. Marion starred in a large number of films throughout the 1920's and 1930's, and shined especially in her comedy roles. She also became famous for the wild parties held in her home that she shared with partner William Randolph Hearst, and for the extensive charity work she participated in during her lifetime.