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

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (18)

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (7)

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (9)

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (27)

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (12)

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (23)

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A 1930s Christmas…

Another year has flown by and I have not posted as much as I would like. In 2015 I will have more time, so be prepared for vintage goodness again en masse. But for now, here are some of my favourite festive images from the 1930s.

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More pin curl & finger wave techniques

Hello 1930s fans! I came across another pin curl an finger waving article today. I hope this will help you recreate the look of 1930s curls and waves  if you have been struggling.

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.

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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Book: Vintage Bridal Fashion 1900 – 1950

If you are lover of vintage fashion and tying the knot, you may want to wear a vintage or ‘vintage inspired’ gown from your favourite era. Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 – The American Wedding dress (Kathleen York, Shire Publications, $13.40 at Booktopia) takes readers on an elegant journey back in time through American bridal fashion from the first half of the 20th Century marking the changes that economics, popular culture, and even politics have made to style over the years.

 

1930s beauty tutorials

A couple of lovely videos from British Pathe.

Vintage Beauty Icons 1: Carole Lombard

I just adore this woman!! She lived and breathed style. From the 1920s right through to her death in 1942 she was stunningly beautiful. If I could magically achieve any look from the 1930s – hers would be it!

   

    

    

   

    

     

    

   

     

    

   

     

Downton Abbey Series 4 – 20s styling

Some beautiful new outfits in Series 4 of Downton Abbey so far. As always, Lady Edith seems to always sport the most stunning enembles sand revealing gowns. Many are bright colours and heavily beaded. She wears head scarves so well.

Downton Abbey Season 4: Ediths costumes this year are looking amazing

Romance: After falling for her newspaper editor in the last series, Edith begins her life again in The Big Smoke, arriving at London St. Pancras

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Downton Abbey Fashion: Flapper Edith in S4 E1   ec57f2f9a53e26b2f3a309a51ded32aa

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Downton Abbey: Lady Cora and Lady Rose - dress details, S4 E01

Downton Abbey Fashion: Lady Mary, S4 E1

Amazing 1927 photo – colourised!

This has to be one of the coolest photos from the 1920s I have ever seen. Thanks to the guys at Shorpy’s for putting this out there 🙂