Finally, here is the outfit of the month!
Finally, here is the outfit of the month!
Today I wanted to chat about hair styling. Being a vintage enthusiast, we all know how important hair is for the complete look. I am new to the style and I haven’t been devoting as much attention to my hair in terms of styling, as I would like. With this recent investment of Conair Hotsticks, I am turning this around!
I’ve been a bit busy these past couple of weeks! Some Great news, I did a guest post on We Heart Vintage! 10 Vintage Buying Tips for Beginners. Check it out!
I’ve also been working on my newsletter, which will be out first thing tomorrow! I am really looking forward to sharing my finds from etsy, so many goodies! If you haven’t signed up already, what are you waiting for? Find the Sign Up HERE.
Anyhow, on to what this post is supposed to be about: MUSIC!
I wanted to share with you two great, Free, ways to listen to great tunes from yesteryear.
Between 1927 and 1963 was the period referred to as “The Golden Age of Hollywood”. During this period, Hollywood style cinematic form emerged and became a leader and role model for future cinema. There were so many fantastic and glamorous beauties who came on to the silver screen and set the stage, so to speak, for the future.
I wanted to include as many lovely ladies as I could, but 15 does not cut it, so keep a look out for more, coming soon!
Happy Sunday everyone!
Shoes are an important part of the wardrobe, and though shoes for evening events were always intricate and lovely, once the skirts got shorter, their spotlight increased. Let’s take a look at all the dressy shoes from 1900-2000.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel or Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) is someone we’ve all heard of. She started out as a milliner, but with the help of her male admirer she opened a boutique in France, and things took off from there. She liberated women of the time in many ways and truly inspired the flapper look (short hair, shorter skirts, smoking in public, etc).
Here are 10 ways she changed fashion:
Here is part two of my autumn haul! Now remember, it only looks like all I’ve been doing is shopping It’s only when I began documenting my recent buys that I realized that it might appear like a whole lot of stuff. It will be fun packing all this stuff up in the near future!
I love finding vintage cookbooks and books in general. I love the color of the paper and the old book smell! You will see that hubby and I found a handful of old books!
It’s been some time since I’ve done a post on my vintage finds! I sure have been busy (buying)! The last post I did was technically my post, “Long Island Flea” way back in August! Since then, my hubby and I have been searching the web and going out to shops, estate sales, flea markets, in order to check out what’s out there, but to also add to my wardrobe.
Slowly but surely, I am finding lovely pieces that are versatile and great quality! If you haven’t already, consider signing up to my Stunning Vintage Finds Newsletter. I search for cool stuff, and you get it right in your inbox, oh and did I mention my FREE Ebook? It has all a vintage loving gal needs to know, check out my previous post, “I Wrote An EBook” & sign up!
I have a few new clothing items including a gorgeous velvet pencil skirt, as you’ll see in the photo below:
I’ve been busy working on this ebook, titled “A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Vintage”. Its 33 pages long, including:
Is there a catch? No, to get the book, all you have to do is sign up to my Monthly Stunning Finds Newsletter. Its jam packet with finds, events from around the world, and much more!
Please check it out, and I would love to hear your feedback, whether its about the tips, or if you know of other great shops.
While at home, getting over Laryngitis ( I sound like a 100 year old who’s been smoking for 80 years), I thought I’d make a little post on one of my favorite pin up artists. I do have a few, so prepare to see a few of these! Let’s get started!
Edward Runci (1921-1986)
Originally from Sicily, he moved to the US in the 1930s. He became a portrait artist in Hollywood. After WWII, his career really took off, not only was he an amazing painter of pin ups with oil paints for calendars, but he also created averts for famous companies like Coca Cola. Interestingly, he also painted clowns, landscape scenes, and portraits of celebrities in Hollywood.
His pin ups are flirty and fun, and sometimes get caught in situations where the viewer gets a little peek-a-boo of her garment. His 1950’s pin ups are typical of the era, being inspired by the blonde bombshells of the time (Marilyn, Mansfield, etc). In terms of his artistic style, Edward did not receive any formal training, but his talents did not show this fact, and his skills are comparable with Gil Elvgren.
He spent his later years in Big Bear Lake, CA, where he had a studio and an art school.
Here’s some of his lovely works:
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