Monday, February 20, 2012

1960's Dresses - A Decade of Difference

When someone mentions the term "1960's dress" to me, I'm always wondering if they're referring to the beginning of the 60's or the end of the 60's. I find especially with this particular decade, the fashion near the beginning and at the end look worlds apart. Micro mini lengths and wild prints were just two of the major differences. I think if the women in 1961 were to see what they'd be wearing in 1969, they'd be either appalled or excited! The dresses of the early 60's look very similar to the late 50's styles, where the dresses of the late 1960's were like nothing ever seen before. Which style do you prefer?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1930's Fashion on Film - The Adventures of Robin Hood

I love this movie! Although "The Adventures of Robin Hood" is set during the medieval period, the costumes clearly reflect the fact it was filmed in the 1930's. Olivia de Havilland is absolutely stunning in all the bias cut, slinky, and glamorous gowns she gets to wear as Maid Marion. I also love all her beautiful headpieces and capes. Olivia has got to be the most perfect Maid Marion....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Have a Vintage Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! I tried to find Valentines Day colored clothing from my online store for this post. Among them a 1920's dress, a 1950's dress, a 1960's dress, 1960's lingerie, and a 1940's bathing suit! Treat yourself to something special today, even if it's just some chocolates!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Kim Novak

Kim was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1933. She started off as a fashion model, and was actually the spokesmodel for a fridge company called "Miss Deepfreeze". I thought that was cute. She then moved to Los Angeles where she got her start in film. Kim won a golden globe for her performance in "Picnic" in 1955, and in 1958 starred in her most famous role: Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo". Kim is not only an actress, she's also an artist. She paints, sculpts, writes poetry, and practices photography :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vintage Wave Iron

I love styling my hair in pincurls or fingerwaves. I've practiced doing them long enough that I finally have decent results. However, when I found this vintage waving iron I couldn't resist! I believe it's from the 1920's or 1930's. Considering it takes me well over an hour to set my hair in pincurls (I'm accurate but not fast!) this iron looks like it would be a breeze! I read that these used to be heated up over a fire, but I may try it with just setting lotion at first. This way I can avoid any rookie mistakes, like burning my hair. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Long Sleeve Vintage Blouses

I've been busy doing a lot of shopping lately, and I just got the most gorgeous vintage blouse. It's got long billowy sleeves, a shirt style collar, and pretty rhinestone buttons. I don't have a photo of it yet, but it's almost a combination of the blouses posted above. The first photo is from the 1930's, next is 1940's, and the last photo is 1950's. My blouse is from the 50's, but it has big sheer sleeves like the 1930's picture. Now I need a nice vintage skirt to go with it! After all, you can never have too many vintage blouses & skirts :)

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Happy Birthday Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino was born in London, England in 1918. She was born into a show business family, and got her first film role in 1931. Ida is best known for her tough girl roles in 1940's movies, and not only did she act but she directed! Ida was the first woman to direct a film noir with "The Hitch-Hiker". She also kept busy from the 50's to the 70's directing a ton of TV shows such as "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables". Happy Birthday Ida!