When Nanna of How To Do Fashion offered to send me a few of her amazing vintage inspired sewing patterns to try out and review for my blog, I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to get started! The patterns arrived quickly and even came with a sweet note from Nanna and some delicious caramel … Continue reading How To Do Fashion #No. 1 Dragør Review!
Just a little reminder that there's still time to enter the giveaway for this copy of The Art of Dressmaking by Butterick, so make sure to head on over to my giveaway post for a chance to win this charming sewing book from 1927! I've also extended the deadline for entering from June 30th to … Continue reading Don’t forget to enter The Art of Dressmaking Giveaway!
Yay! This week I have another issue of Ellery Queen\s Mystery Magazine, this time from October 1954. This issue includes yet another Cornell Woolrich story! I hope you all enjoy this week's magazine! You can read it online or download it here. 🙂
I hate dentists, not even gonna lie, I straight up hate them - I'm sure most people can relate. I've had some nightmarish times in the dentist's chair in my day and going usually gives me panic attacks. Luckily in the last two years I've found a really sweet one whose entire practice is pretty … Continue reading Drama at the Dentist and Vintage Thrift Store Finds
I've become a tiny bit obsessed with vintage photo booth photographs - it is just so amazing to see these wonderful pieces of human history. When I look at them, I can't help but wonder about the people in the photos, who they were, what their lives were like, what stories they have to tell. … Continue reading Vintage Photo Booth Portraits
Today I am absolutely thrilled to be interviewing one of my favourite humans, rockabilly pinup model Carlie Michelle of Bombshell! Carlie is a pinup model, burlesque performer, incredibly talented artist and all around bad ass woman - and she manages do it all with a wonderful sense of humour and genuine kindness. She is such … Continue reading Interview with Carlie of Bombshell!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0i-wLxbryo Just a quick post to share this wonderfully fun video showcasing fashions by Mary Quant (another of my favourite fashion designers!) from 1969. I'm going to have to write a full post on Mary Quant very soon! I hope you all enjoy this video!
Wow, I can't believe I've been writing this blog for a whole year now! So much has happened since I first started The Pretty and the Kitsch - I've met so many wonderful people and had so many cool opportunities and it really has been amazing! Funny, considering that when I first started writing I … Continue reading One Year Blog Anniversary! (And a small giveaway)
Last weekend I watched the first episode of CBC's Back in Time for Dinner Canada and decided to take some notes (and screenshots) while I was at it, so I could do a bit of a mini-review for all of you. The show stars the Campus family, whose members include mom Tristan (who is a … Continue reading Back in Time for Dinner Canada, Episode One: The 1940’s Review
This week we have another issue of The Shadow, this time from August 1933. I hope you all enjoy it! ❤ You can read this issue online or download it here!