I loved reading this fab post on tailoring as a signifier of changing masculinity and the identity as flaneur in La Dolce Vita on Clothes on Film.
My new favourite Tumblr is The Dolls of the 1960s. I have to restrain myself from not reposting a million Pattie Boyd pictures…
Helga and Vix both did PanAm inspired outfits. Amazing!
Fascinating article on 60s It club The Cromwellian on Voices of East Anglia. It has been added to my list of places to visit when they finally invent time travel. Hurry up Cox!
These fab pictures of Hannah really make me want to dye my hair red again. Should I?
Brilliant blog The Theatre of Fashion once again showcases a fascinating facet of fashion history, this time the story behind women in tuxedos. Utterly interesting!
Clothes on Film features a brilliant post on hats as identity defining props in films using the example of Bonnie and Clyde.
Voices of East Anglia has this fab round-up of space age Hi-Fi equipment. I need an Audio Egg – it’s brilliant!
I utterly love this great feature on witches in suburbia, 1964. Fascinating pictures. Via the fab Sighs and Whispers.
Deeply fascinating post on cover images of Nazi magazine Frauen Warte on How to Be A Retronaut. I’ve previously written about Forties Fashion in Germany and the Nazi ideal of a wholesome mother and housewife in traditional peasant dress. Interestingly I looked at old family pictures of the time recently and neither my grandmother nor her friends wore traditional dress, even though they did live in the countryside. My grandmother’s sister was a skilled dressmaker and made most of their clothing – in very fashionable patterns and Rayon silk.
I am so excited I found Elsa Billgren’s blog – best hair ever and how amazing are her outfits?
Cindy Sherman is one of my favourite photographers, her explorations into the history of portraits, female stereotypes, Hollywood and the pleasure of dressing up have always fascinated me and are all aspects I can relate to. So I’m really excited she has collaborated with make-up brand MAC. The jumbo eye liner, which is part of the collection (in stores now) is on top of my wish list.
The amazing Vintage-a-Peel has scanned a fab Latin-inspired photo shoot from 1969. I can’t tell you how much I love this Jean Varon dress.
My amazing friend Margaret from Penny Dreadful Vintage has some brilliant pictures from July’s Vintage at Southbank Festival. I love this picture of The Doc and me. Do check out her other shots, I truly have the best dressed friends!
My gorgeous friend Charly from Land Girl 1980 has such a knack when it comes to finding charity shop gold. How fab is this £4 dress and why do I only ever find crap?
God I love this amazing 60s-style rain coat Cali Vintage is wearing at New York Fashion Week.
Fab screen shots from The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers over on Dial V for Vintage.
More fantastic film stills – this time from Barbarella – over on Penny Dreadful Vintage. Oh Jane Fonda, what a babe!
Retro Chick has a great round-up of vintage-inspired shoes for autumn. These red bow ones from Office are my favourites.
This 1970 Drexel bedroom set is one of my psychedelic dreams come true. Via Retro Renovation.
Brilliant post about how our glamorous image of the Thirties doesn’t reflect the reality of the decade on Bake Do & Mend.
I love what Harriett and Aimee wore while strolling on Columbia Road Flower Market (via Bright Young Twins).
A fantastic round of animal print fashion across the decades over on Child of the Moon, including this fab picture of BB in a leopard print coat.
Basically I need to be rich. Just so I can live in a spectacular house like this nine bedroom Art Deco beauty now on sale in London. It’s just under £7 million, bargain! Via Wow House.
What a brilliant image of a beret wearing 30s girl. I love berets, so does The Vintage Baroness.