This week I'm super excited to share this 1939 edition of Life Magazine (one of my all time favourite magazines!) with all of you, which as you can see has a feature on War and Fashions (pg 49, "War & Fashion: Its effects on women's styles is great but unpredictable")! You can read it online … Continue reading Life Magazine, October 23rd, 1939
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!
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
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!
This week I have the huge pleasure of interviewing the lovely and incredibly talented Samantha of fortyvenus, a graphic and fabric designer! Sam's designs are absolutely gorgeous and I'm dying to get my hands on her amazing fabric - quite a suitable response, given they are inspired by the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie … Continue reading Interview with Samantha of fortyvenus!
Taking a break from Ellery Queen until I can find more issues, so this week I thought I'd share this issue of The Shadow from November 1932! You can read this magazine online or download it here.
As you may know (since I won't shut up about it), I've been in the planning stages of making an Art Deco inspired dress as part of a two part project for my birthday coming up in August. I love the style of a lot of dresses from the 1920's and 1930's - the interesting … Continue reading Some of my 1920’s-1930’s Art Deco Dress Inspiration
If I had a TARDIS or other method of time travel and could go back in time, one of the many eras I would go back to would have to be the 1970's, and I would plant myself right in the middle of Big Biba and live there for awhile. No kidding. I would also … Continue reading A Tribute to My Favourite Fashion Designer: Barbara Hulanicki of Biba
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
Today I am thrilled to be interviewing the lovely Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker. Irma is an extremely talented seamstress and her 1930's and 1940's inspired dresses are absolutely amazing. It was so much fun getting to know her and learn more about her work! I hope you all enjoy this interview, and that you … Continue reading Interview With Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker