1920s and 30s Japanese matchbox art

As a graphic designer and lover of all things art deco, I also adore advertising art of the era in a minimialist style. Check out these gorgeous match box covers from 20s and 30s Japan. I’d love make some of these into prints for my home.

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1930s Style Gowns by Eliza Jane Howell

Some absolutely beautiful wedding and evening gowns with 1930s styling by British designer – Eliza Jane Howell.

*Taken from my other blog.

New to the Etsy Shop – March 2018

I have added some lovely vintage deadstock stockings from the 1930s, a 1950s hat and gloves, a box of 1940s pin-curling pins, 1930s rayon scarf, a 60s does 20s dress, 1930s garter belt, 1940s dress and suit, 1930s dress, 1950s handbag, dress pattern and bolero top  and some deadstock beaded hairnets from the 40s and 50s. All are featured in my Etsy shop here.

 

 

Latest styles at Royal Vintage Shoes

Royal Vintage Shoes have added some great new designs to their collection recently. I really love the ‘Ginger’ in red and the ‘Hepburn’ in brown is cute too. Check them out and pre-order here. Also shown are other adorable  styles in the collection from previous seasons.
* Article taken from my other blog.

Vintage shoe love!

Another bunch of amazing vintage shoes from the 1920s to the 40s from my Pinterest vintage shoe board. The colour and vibrancy of the styles match anything we have today.

* Taken from my other blog.

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1920s beach babes

Wonderful collection of pics from one of my favourite sites, Vintage Everyday. Click on the link to see them all as I’ve only included some of them here.

*Taken from my other blog

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1920s gowns – pics of the week

I saw this beautiful ad from a 1926 fashion magazine on Etsy and was amazed by the variations and detailing of the gowns for sale. So, I looked through my Pinterest pages and pulled up some real ones 🙂

* Taken from my other blog.

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Maybeline ad – 1925

I adore this ad from 1925 for Maybeline mascara. Thank you to the Vintage-Spirit blog for sharing it.

Maybeline 1928

Summer is here again…

Yes, summer is here again…for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere anyway. You wouldn’t know it was summer today here in Perth though as it is currently 16C and raining! Just the way I like it 😉 Here is a group of wonderful old Aussie travel prints from the 1920s and 30s. Of course, the graphic designer in me can’t help love the Art Deco influence in some of them. Enjoy.

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Rottnest, isle of girls – 1926

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Australia calls you – 1926

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Bondi the beautiful – 1929

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Bondi Beach – mi 1930s