The invention of the mini skirt dates back to 1963, when it first appeared in the window of London's historic "Bazaar" shop. Mary Quant, a British fashion designer and fashion icon. Her fashion is famous for mini skirts and hot pants. Several designers were credited with the invention of the 1960s miniskirt as there is… Continue reading How Quaint
It’s Time for a Holiday!
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, and nicknamed Lady Day) was an American jazz, swing, blues and traditional pop music singer, active from the age of 15 until her passing at the tender age of 44. https://www.jazzwise.com/features/article/billie-holiday-the-highs-and-lows-of-lady-day Billie's vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrase and tempo. Billie was… Continue reading It’s Time for a Holiday!
Catch It While You Can
Below is the ultimate guide to finding a man from the 1950 and 60s.... Don't laugh, these were the guides that I found. And remember, these are (definitely) not my suggestions! "Age is no criteria when you want to attract a man. Let's face it, every healthy, well balanced woman wants to have a man… Continue reading Catch It While You Can
On the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend my first burlesque show. I have to say I loved it! I will definitely attend more and highly recommend that you attend one if you have been wanting to. Being into vintage for many years I have known a bit about burlesque and seen a few… Continue reading Ridiculously… Risqué!
A Little Lucite Luxury
The ultimate 1950s handbag was the lucite handbag. Though unpractical, due to its size and shape and often translucent exterior, it was produced in a wide range of colours and styles and was exquisite in its structure. When it was first produced it was expensive and only available for the elite, until cheaper versions were… Continue reading A Little Lucite Luxury
O! How Stylish
Jackie Kennedy Onassis was one of the most stylish ladies and renowned for being at the forefront of fashion. Her style was copied by women around the world and still is today. She has remained an influential figure in the fashion industry. Her famous styles and renowned look is known as the Jackie O look.… Continue reading O! How Stylish
Style Me Vintage
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
1950’s Ladies Gloves
In the early 1950's, ladies were required to wear gloves as etiquette and as part of fashion. They wore gloves that match their shoes or their outfit, while some ladies wore traditional white gloves. Fashionable ladies would wear striped gloves or patterned with matching scarves. Not only fashionable, gloves were also worn to warm hands.… Continue reading 1950’s Ladies Gloves
Fashion Icons of the 1950s
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
1950s Lessons On Poise and Personality
According to books from the 1950s, a woman's deportment and posture are complimentary to a woman's over-all look. Some ideas are quite questionable in today's society. Firstly, you should always stand with feet together and back straight. Breathe in, tuck in your arms and make sure no elbows stick out. This will make you look… Continue reading 1950s Lessons On Poise and Personality
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