How to apply makeup, 1940's style! A very quick and easy makeup tutorial, using very few products (vanishing cream, rouge, lipstick and powder, that's it!) to achieve a classic vintage look! I love how little fuss is involved, but I think my eyes would feel a little naked if I wore a full face of … Continue reading How To Apply Makeup, 1940’s
Whoa, the amount of shaming going on within the first minute or so of this 1940's educational film is off the charts as some grown man doing a voice-over rags on a teenage girl for not looking perfect enough. He finds fault with everything, from her hair all the way down to her socks, saying … Continue reading Body Care and Grooming, 1948’s
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
Awhile ago I wrote an enormous post on Biba/Barbara Hulanicki and in it I briefly touched on the Biba cosmetics line. Well, I just found an amazing video on Youtube all about Biba makeup, by HomeSpa Beauty! This gal was lucky enough to get her hands on a ton of original Biba makeup and I'm … Continue reading Biba Makeup
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!
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
Today I thought I'd share this 1950's educational video on beauty - it's pretty intense! Lots of talk about a "new" soap ingredient called AT7 - aka, Dial soap! So obviously, behind all the talk about the necessity of deep cleansing is a huge advertisement for soap. Still, this is amazing to watch and I … Continue reading The Clean Look, 1951
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
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!