Perfume or parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds creating an agreeable scent. Perfume makers have been recorded throughout history as far back as BC times. We all have our own signature perfumes and they may have changed over time. "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go" - Kate Spade You… Continue reading The Past Has Never Smelt So Sweet
https://www.instyle.com/hair/history-hair-dryer?crlt.pid=camp.1cWzgieTX7P2#903006 Hairdryers are important... they play an essential role in a good haircut. A hairdryer takes the moisture out of your hair and creates a natural body and shape to your hairstyle. It is essential to own a good hairdryer in order to create less frizz and a good all-over style. A good hairdryer will… Continue reading This Blows My Mind ……
If you were looking for some step-by-step instructions or some inspiration on how to recreate and achieve vintage looks in clothing, makeup, hair or accessories then I suggest Style Me Vintage! Style Me Vintage are an excellent range of books to guide and teach you how to achieve some great looks. There are also editions… Continue reading Style Me Vintage
The 1950s saw a huge change in fashion. The transition from the 1940s post war fashion moved from the saloons to the streets. It was easy care fabrics with speedier manufacturing. This meant fashion was available for the masses! Designers such as Christian Dior, Givenchy and Chanel were influential designers in the 1950s. 1950s Fashion… Continue reading Fashion Icons of the 1950s
On the last weekend of October, I attended Chromefest, held over 3 days at the Entrance. On the Friday the Chromefest starts with the arrival of all the classic cars. There was over 400 show cars to admire and take photos. On Sunday there were also retro caravans displayed. Below are some of the photos… Continue reading Chromefest 2018
The Cherry Blossom is the flower of the tree genus Prunus. The Japanese Cherry Blossom is called the Sakura. Along with the Chrysanthemum, the Cherry Blossom is considered the national flower of Japan. Cherry Blossoms Chrysanthemums Hanami, also known as the Cherry Blossom festival, is the Japanese tradition of welcoming Spring. Many gather under the blossoming trees… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival 🌸
In Australia we have a lot of charity organisations. These organisations accept all our unwanted goods that are still in good condition, such as clothes, linen, kitchenware, toys, electrical, home furnishings and decor. Charity Bins They are also a great place to shop for rare and sometimes valuable vintage and retro items. The added bonus… Continue reading One Persons Trash is another Persons Treasure
The bullet bra was actually created in 1939, but unfortunately WW2 put these plans on hold as women were needed to fill more traditionally male jobs and roles. Women joined nurse corps and the armed forces so that more men could be sent into combat. Advertisement for women in WW2 Image: wikimedia.org After the lean… Continue reading Women getting their points out there!
You have to admit that today's advertising has changed so much when compared to decades earlier. Some retro advertising will make you laugh, some will shock you, some condones violence and some are so sexist. Women really were advertised as second rate citizens and if you didn't meet the standard or were ageing, they promoted… Continue reading Retro Advertising……. try not to laugh!