Got a lot of new stuff in the shop this month including an amazing mint condition 1940s silk blouse, lots of 70s does 40s dresses, 2 1940s ladies jackets, 30s stockings and a few other lovelies. Enjoy!
The beautiful US swimming champion-turned-movie star Esther Williams has died in Los Angeles aged 91 on June 6. She was a national swimming champion by the time she was 16 and her sporting success led to a Hollywood career in aquatic musicals in the 1940s. Williams became one of Hollywood’s biggest moneymakers, appearing in spectacular swimsuit numbers that capitalised on her beauty and perfect figure. She even had her own swimwear line.
Her movies include; Bathing Beauty, Million Dollar Mermaid, Neptune’s Daughter, Dangerous When Wet, Take me out to the Ball Game, Easy to Wed and Fiesta among others.
Post number 2 re Art Deco homewares currently for sale on Etsy. There are so many wonderful finds to be had that I wish I had a tonne of money to purchase them all! Sadly , I would need a bigger house ;P Which one is your favourite? Mine is the chrome clock.
* All items linked back to their original Etsy source.
I have been a fan of UK based Miss L Fire for a while now. Stunning shoes with styles so reminiscent of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Here are my favourites for the coming European season. Here are my favs. They all have a very 1930s feel about them. Enjoy.
Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of swing-era vocal group the Andrews Sisters (and the center sister in the photo below), died today of natural causes. She was 94. A beautiful lady with a golden voice.
‘Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four’ will always be my fav of their songs. Thought I’d post the clip here. Not the mention that we get to see Jewel McGowan and Dean Collins dance.
* Taken from my post at Swingfashionista
Hi all, I recently had a 10% off sale for Australia Day in my Etsy store, but I have decided to extend it until the end of January. The code is KOALA for those interested.
Here is the link to the shop: Violet’s Vintage Emporium