Recreating 20s and 30s finger waves

Wonderful video and very authentic 30s waves. This shows exactly why most women in the day had their hair set in salons weekly, maintained it themselves at home but then went back for re-setting. There are a lot of tutorials about waves and ‘easy’ techniques, but they never get the ‘real’ look of the 30s correct. To really get an authentic wave it takes time and multiple steps, which is captured beautifully here.

I blogged about this here as well…the curling first and then setting the waves after using brushing out and then wet setting techniques.

Etsy Shop Show Sale – 10% off!

Hi all! I currently have A LOT of shoes for sale from the 40s and 50s and thought I would show you what I have here. Readers of this blog can get a 10% of all shoes in the shop by emailing me at violetsemporium@gmail.com to get the special code for the discount. The mens shoes in the shop not shown here are also available with the discount :)

Shop link: Violet’s Vintage Emporium

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Prohibition Clothing Company…hats

Last year I blogged about The Prohibition Clothing Company and featured some of their wonderful items. I recently went back to their website to discover they have more caps and some new promotional pics. I thought I’d share them with you here today.

For those new to PCC, they have hats and caps, back-belted jackets, trousers, plus-fours, shirts, vests, bow-ties and some great stuff like a leather book strap and vintage style tote bag. You can check out The Prohibition Clothing Company’s wares here: http://www.prohibitionclothing.com/

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New to the Etsy shop – July 2014

Hi all! I have just added a load of new items to my shop. I recently came across 4 pairs of fantastic vintage shoes and several of them are deadstock items that have never been worn. Three of the pairs are from the 50s and the other is from the 40s. I still find it amazing whenever I come across vintage items that have never been worn or used since the day they were purchased, so I hope these find a good home :) I also picked up 2 deadstock 1960s mens tiki style shirts, two 1920s hair combs, an amazing 1950s ‘atomic design’ silk scarf, a 1930s crocheted purse and collar with glass beads.  I also have some 50s earrings, an Art Deco buckle from the 30s, 50s handbag and a vesta case from around 1890. Enjoy!

* All items are linked back to the Etsy store.

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Etsy picks of the week – Vintage hair items

Flicking though Etsy this week I found a wonderful selection of vintage hairstyling accessories from the 20s, 30s and 40s. I hope you enjoy my finds!

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My Pinterest Art Deco, 1920s and 30s boards

Just a reminder for all my readers that are fans of Art Deco design and the fashion 1920s and 30s, I have several boards full of my favourite visual collections over at Pinterest that I add to on a daily basis. You are welcome to follow me there also. Enjoy :)

Art Deco design and Beauty
1920s style
1930s style
Art Deco Patterns
Vintage Beachwear
Vintage Hair – 1930s
Vintage Hair – 1920s
Art Deco Home
Vintage Shoe Love
Vintage graphic design & advertising

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New to the Etsy shop – June 2014

Some lovely items this month: 1940s soft linen dress, lots of 1940s and 50s earrings and an amazing pair 1940s brown cord shoes.

* All items linked back to the Etsy shop

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1930s Sunglasses 2

I have noticed lately that there are quite a lot of repro 30s/40s styled frames popping up in different shops. I recently bought a white framed pair from Dotti of all places. I love the look of 1930s rounded/ovalish sunglasses with celluloid frames and have collected quite a few pairs over the years. The white frames ones are my favourite (seen below worn by Bette Davis – and LOVE her outfit). Glad to see this style coming back as mainstream fashion as I really do detest the  oversized sunglasses that are popular at the moment.

* Taken from my other blog

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