I recently bought two fabulous vintage dresses from Padam Vintage, and thought I would write a little review of both the dresses and the shop itself! My dresses arrived quickly, safely packaged in a box, with the dresses carefully wrapped in paper and an adorable gift from Granny's Dishcloths! The dresses were exactly as described … Continue reading Padam Vintage Review
Yay! This week we have another issue of McCall's Magazine, this time from 1923! This is all I've been able to find for now, but you all know me, I'll keep hunting! 🙂 You can download your own copy of this week's issue here, thanks to Archive.org!
On Saturday I got to spend the day with one of my younger sisters and have some much needed girl time and giggles after a long, stressful week. It was so wonderful to spend time with her and I had so much fun, even in the blazing heat! We went to one of our favourite … Continue reading Second Hand Books and Fabric Store Finds!
This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Virginie Henzen of Berlin based Tilda Knopf! Virginie is an unbelievably talented fashion designer and makes stunning luxury dresses inspired by the Roaring Twenties that are absolutely to die for! I can't wait for you all to learn more about her amazing work! Tell … Continue reading Interview with Virginie of Tilda Knopf
The winner of my one year blogging anniversary giveaway, who will be receiving a copy of Butterick's The Art of Dressmaking is... The lovely Diana of Run Sew Read!! Yay! Congratulations, Diana! I will be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address so I can send you your book! 🙂 Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading The Art of Dressmaking Giveaway Winner!
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!
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
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)
When a lot of people think of 1920's fashion, they probably picture something a little like this... But not all women dressed like the stereotypical "flapper" - and not all flapper dresses or outfits fit into this image, either. The 1920's had a wonderful array of styles - and some women during the 20's even … Continue reading Everyday Women of the 1920’s