I found this gorgeous hair styling booklet by Arlene Dahl, which has been made available to download for free by Glamour Daze (one of my favourite vintage websites!) and just had to share it with all of you. I've been wanting to up my vintage style game by getting a vintage hair cut so I … Continue reading 10 Hollywood Hair Styles by Arlene Dahl, 1950’s Hair Styling Booklet
From the dust jacket: "London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out … Continue reading Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce, Review
I found this amazing video by Jess/Behindthebunzie on Youtube, where she tests real vintage makeup from the 1940's and 50's - and when I say she tests it, I mean she actually puts it on her face - something I personally would never have the guts to do! I gotta applaud this funny gal for … Continue reading Vintage Makeup: Don’t Try This At Home!
Recently, the lovely people at Bésame Cosmetics sent me the most gorgeous box of vintage inspired cosmetic delights in exchange for an honest review a few weeks back and I'm so thrilled to finally be writing this review! I have to start off by saying a huge thank you to Gabriela Hernandez, Kristen and … Continue reading Exploring Vintage Beauty with Besame Cosmetics!
Today I found The Dunrich School of Dressmaking, a lovely 1940's booklet on dressmaking and pattern drafting on the National Library of Australia's website and just had to share it with all of you! (Read it online or download your very own copy here!) To use this book to draft sewing patterns, you will need … Continue reading The Dunrich School Of Dressmaking, 1940s Pattern Drafting & Dressmaking Booklet
As you can see, this issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine includes not only another story by Cornell Woolrich, but a story by Agatha Christie as well! Plus stories by John Steinbeck, Theodore Mathieson, Rufus King and Ellery Queen himself! You can read this issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine online or download a copy … Continue reading Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, British edition, April 1959
This is just a quick post, mostly to blow off a little steam. I've spent the last few hours researching different website/domain hosting companies, weighing pros and cons, comparing prices and trying to figure out what would (eventually) be the right fit for me when I make the move from WordPress to the great beyond … Continue reading Looking into web/domain hosting is migraine inducing…
This short film made by Seventeen Magazine in 1963 on teenage girls features a young Mia Farrow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpCbovTHTjQ My goodness, the hair, the clothes, the makeup! The adult male voice-over talking about teen girls wanting to look their prettiest! (Ew!) This film really is something else! It was also kind of surreal to watch, to … Continue reading Seventeen Magazine Short Film, 1963
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Fashion Revolution Week, where I published the emails I had gotten back from an enormous list of well known companies and brands I had emailed asking the question, "Who made my clothes?" I was disappointed in the number of very high profile, influential brands who didn't … Continue reading Fashion Revolution Week, Part Two: Update
Sometimes you see something that inspires you so much that your mind just starts racing with ideas. You see something like this: Or this: Or any of the other amazing fabric prints by Forty Venus, for that matter... And your mind starts flooding with images of 1920's and 30's Art Deco dresses, which makes you … Continue reading Art Deco Dress/Outfit Inspiration/Obsession