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
Audrey Hepburn, US Glamour, 1955
In the 1950s the job of an airline stewardess was one of the most coveted careers for an American woman. The selection process was tough and only 3 to 5 of every 100 girls who applied to major airlines got taken. Potential candidates had to be attractive and slim (especially around the hips, as they would be eye-level […]
Some of you may have heard of the book My Mom, Style Icon by Piper Weiss based on her blog by the same name. I have yet to buy it (New Year’s Resolution perhaps?) but completely love the concept. My Gran, Hope Strachan, is a total fashion icon in her own right. One of the […]
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” She was the leading sex symbol of the 1950s and enjoyed a highly successful, glamorized acting career, despite a troubled background. Thus Marilyn Monroe will never be forgotten for her wisdom, wit and timeless beauty, as well as her […]
Vintage glamour is all about being sexy, yet subtle and chic! Curves are definitely glamorous and feminine, so don’t be afraid to show yours off – tastefully of course. For your outfit choose vintage pieces that accentuate your curves (or add some where there might not be enough) without showing too much skin. Think pencil […]