Recently I've been completely obsessed with Scarlett Willow Shop, a vintage clothing store I found on Etsy that specializes in clothing from the 1960's and 70's. As you may know if you've read my blog over the last few months, I've been particularly into fashions from the 1970's and have mostly been making myself clothes … Continue reading Spotlight: Scarlett Willow Shop
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
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!
It's been a long time since the last issue I posted of McCall's Magazine, but I'm absolutely thrilled to have found another one to share with all of you! This week's free download is an issue of McCall's from January 1911, which is amazing! You can download your own copy here, thanks to Archive.org! I … Continue reading McCall’s Magazine, January 1911
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
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
This is just a super quick post/mini review to say that Lauren from Wearing History has just started a podcast and the first episode is up right now! I'm so excited about this podcast - I'm listening to the first episode right now and I love it! Seriously, listening to the Wearing History podcast feels … Continue reading Wearing History Podcast!
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
What a beautiful day! After the week long absolutely horrible heat wave that made it hard to think, let alone write, we finally have some relief - at least in my city, hopefully in yours too - and it is glorious! But I'm not here to talk about the weather - I wanted to quickly … Continue reading A Project in the Making…