Glamourdaze vintage fashion archive Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:38:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fashion Freedom in Pre-War Afghanistan Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:49:23 +0000 When Miniskirts and Hijabs went together – ‘As a girl, I remember my mother wearing miniskirts and taking us to the cinema. My aunt went to university in Kabul.’ Horia Mosadiq – Amnesty UK Three decades of war, invasion and religious uprisings have sent Afghan women back into a dark age, not unlike women during […]]]> 0 Hollywood Beauty Comes From Within Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:46:11 +0000 Fundamentals beauty hints – 1929 1920s Makeup report by Anne Van Alstyne Not so long ago I talked to a Director of motion pictures. He a lot to say about beauty. ” A pretty face is just – a pretty face, ” he said “It gets by, but it doesn’t get far. if there’s not […]]]> 0 Hollywood’s Most Perfect Noses -1930 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:04:13 +0000 The secrets to a beautiful nose – 1930s beauty report by Rosalind Shaffer. How often does one hear that expression to describe a close race? Then there’s the story about the horse that stuck out his tongue and won the race. Modify this a little and you have a true story. The girls of Hollywood […]]]> 0 Vintage Swimsuit Fashion Sat, 08 Aug 2015 15:04:44 +0000 Hollywood bathing suits and pyjamas 1930 – The newest in backless and sideless bathing suits demonstrated by Hollywood’s loveliest ladies. Above left Virginia Bruce wears a suit of red and white – the perfect eye catcher for the California sun. Stripes will be worn with plain trunks as also indicated by the new bathing suit […]]]> 0 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