Glamourdaze vintage fashion archive Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:42:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 1930s Fashion – Hollywood Swimsuits – 1932 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:16:52 +0000 A peek at Hollywood‘s favourite swimwear – First up is Joan Blondell and the up and coming Bette Davis who both appear in this years Three On a Match. Here Joan sports a playsuit, and doesnt she look sporty? Bette wears a fashionable green and white one piece. Now off down to Malibu where the […]]]> 0 Lets Make-up – 1950’s Style ! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:09:53 +0000 1950s Makeup Retrospective by Naomi J. Shaw – for Glamourdaze. Poodle skirts, pin-up girls, and winged eyeliner! The 1950s were a time of retro fun and fashion that still drive undercurrents today with nostalgia for the “good old days” of American bandstand music at the local diner or  drive-in movie theatre. Fifties fashion and makeup is […]]]> 0 1950s Fashion – Swimming Caps in Vogue Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:23:20 +0000 Fashionable swimwear accessories for 1950 – The flattering rubber headgear in these images by Loomis Dean of Life magazine, represent a new skirmish in the battle of the bathing cap manufacturers vs. Esther williams. Miss Williams some time ago depressed the industry by proving a woman with wet hair was in fact ” still beautiful”, […]]]> 0 La Vie En Swing Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:54:32 +0000 Vintage Inspired Dresses for the Smart Modern Gal The Berlin Dress In an age where the nouveau vintage styles are controlled by tasteless automaton produced retro dresses (made in China) and authentic pieces are seriously second-hand with impossible-to fit-you sizes, La Vie en Swing is a very welcomed new enterprise that delivers elaborate fine vintage […]]]> 0 1940s Fashion – US War Restrictions on Dresses Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:47:48 +0000 Women lose pockets and frills to save fabrics 1942- Uncle Sam, disguised as Stanley Markus, of Dallas department store Neiman Marcus, one of America’s great fashion stores, last week assumed the role of 1940s war fashion designer. In a sweeping order affecting all women and girls’ outerwear, the WPB, of which Mr Markus is apparel […]]]> 0 1940s Fashion – Men lose their Pants to the Women Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:07:11 +0000 Women go ‘slack-crazy’ in 1942 – As men are being warned that two pants suits, vests and trouser cuffs will soon only be a memory, women are breaking out in a rash of pants! High school girls on their way to school, office workers in first-aid classes, city women shopping, factory girls, all of them […]]]> 0 Pin Up! The Movie – The All American Girl Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:20:49 +0000 Reclaiming the art of the Pin up – We all know the style! – pin curls, wiggle dresses, 1940s era bullet bras, seamed stockings, cat-eyed make-up and redder than red lips! The recent explosion of interest in vintage fashion – in particular the era spanning from the 1930s to the 1950s has brought with it […]]]> 0 1940s Fashion – Summer-Frocks – June 1946 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:25:04 +0000 Some early post war summer styles- To the left – actress Diana Lynn sports Henry Rosenfield‘s superbly cut “sun dress” of Shire cotton poplin. It has a tiny separate jacket to cover its one bare shoulder ! To the right – a lustrous melon colored tropical worsted by Junior Deb. Gracefully ballooned sleeves with the […]]]> 0 The 15 Minute Miracle Egg Shampoo – 1929 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:16:21 +0000 Illustrated 1920s hairstyle tips – 1920s hairstyle report by Ann Boyd Many women prefer to wash their own hair, especially when they are traveling or away on vacation. In shampooing the hair, it is important to remember that hair should not be washed too often. Once every two weeks is the best practice to adopt. […]]]> 0 1930s Makeup Advice – Actress Sari Maritza Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:49:06 +0000 English Actress gives advice from 1932 – Vintage Makeup Feature Sari Maritza, that fresh faced young English actress, has made a deep study of makeup and she has graciously agreed to tell us some of her secrets. ” You must know your face, before you can intelligently work out the individual make-up for you. While […]]]> 0