The other day I was browsing through a thrift store a few blocks from my apartment, chatting on the phone with my older sister the whole time and joking that she (and my other sisters) were my "good luck charms" whenever I go thrift shopping. Sure enough I found a small hand full of books … Continue reading Coming Full Circle
I'm so excited about this week's issue of The Ladies' Home Journal! I'm so glad I accidentally found these on archive.org a few weeks ago! You all know I'm a huge geek when it comes to vintage magazines - I blame my local library, where I used to be able to buy vintage issues of … Continue reading The Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1965
I've been hanging out (on Youtube, I wish in real life!) with Professor Amanda Hallay and taking a deep dive into 1980's fashion with Ultimate Fashion History: the 1980's, while taking a bit of a break (to get a bite to eat to help combat this awful stomach flu I've had all weekend) from having … Continue reading Ultimate Fashion History, The 1980’s (and the 1990’s!)
I have a few patterns from the 1980's and 1990's that have certainly more than earned a public shaming. These are patterns that fell into my lap, and not only will I never sew them, but I haven't even been able to give these things away. What on earth were people thinking in the 80's … Continue reading The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch
This week I have another issue of The Ladies' Home Journal to share, this time from August 1952! I love the cover of this issue, with all the light blue and bright red, it's just fabulous! This is yet another massive issue, so it's chock full of wonderful 1950's goodness! You can download a copy … Continue reading The Ladies’ Home Journal, August 1952
Heart of Haute* (who I recently became affiliated with!) is having a Labour Day sale, where you can get 15% off on selected items** using the code LABORDAY until September 3rd at 11:59pm PST! If I weren't currently saving my money to splurge on fabric, I know exactly what I would buy during this sale … Continue reading Heart of Haute Labor Day Sale!
This week I have a lovely issue of The Ladies' Home Journal from January 1950 to share with all of you, courtesy of archive.org - as always! These magazines were absolutely massive! You can download a free copy for yourself here, or read a copy online (also for free) right here!
This Coronet film from 1948 is about two teenage siblings, Don and Sue, and how they keep well groomed. I can't help but get a chuckle out of some of the dialogue in this film. Don to Sue: Saaaay, do you look smooth! Sue: Why, thank you, Sir! You look mighty elegant yourself, if I … Continue reading How To Be Well Groomed, 1948
I know, I know, I'm obsessed! Here is another Biba related video, from the 50th anniversary of Biba, back in 2014. So much fun! I love Barbara and could listen to her talk and tell stories about Biba all day long (From A to Biba is much the same, full of wonderful stories, such an … Continue reading Bath in Fashion Celebrates 50 Years of Biba!
Yes, another Biba related video! Last year I wrote a bit about how much I love Professor Amanda Hallay's Ultimate Fashion History videos, and this little spotlight on Biba and Barbara Hulanicki is just one of the many reasons why! I hope you all enjoy this mini-lesson on Biba! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoPsn14eCK0