We're in an Autumn kinda mood... Vintage dresses, some jackets, blouses and skirts for transitional weather just in. LOTS not shown below - scroll down for a sneak peek or click here to view the full new range.
Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990) was one of England's most distinguished portrait and fashion photographers. He regarded himself as more of a craftsman than artist. His work helped revolutionize the world of British photography in the 1940s, by removing his models from the stuffy photography studios of the day to the dynamic outdoors. I love the ethereal, painterly quality to his work and the striking poses of the models.
Anne Gunning wearing a red chiffon evening dress in British Vogue, November 1956
When you think of hair styles from the 1920's, you typically imagine a flapper with a glossy short bob, or pin curls and finger waves. Not all women cut their hair off to achieve this look, however; some women pulled their hair into the nape of their neck and wound it in a neat chignon or knot, to create the illusion of a bob. Short hair was preferred though, as it was much easier to maintain and style in the elaborate do's of the day.
Women used water combs to style and set their wet hair, or combed and pinched their hair into finger waves, using styling lotion. Until their hairstyles were completely set, women would protect their hair with fine nets made of real human hair. Chemical treatments for "permanent" signature waves also became accessible.
It's Fri-yay which happens to be Upload Day this week! Just in: vintage dresses, pleated skirts, printed blouses and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek or click on the button below to view the full new range.
Some vintage brides wanted their bridesmaids to match their upholstery. Others were deeply inspired by nursery rhymes and fairy tales such as Little Bo Peep and Little Red Riding Hood. Still others wished to evoke the appearance of a fundamentalist rainbow cult. Or at least that's what it looks like from these pictures of brides with their bridesmaids from the 1970s to 1980s, that are so bad they're good! Which ensemble is your favourite/ least favourite?