Veronika Carnabys new novel “Bohemia” a 1960s lovers treat !

If you love the spirit of the 1960s beat generation, then you should read this book by the aptly named Veronika Carnaby! [ no relation to the famous London Carnaby Street apparently! ] American writer and poet Veronika Carnaby has a vintage charm about her that naturally slips into her written works. The story of …

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A Short History of Women’s Fashion

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A Short History of 20th Century Women’s Fashion – 1900 to 1970. Glamourdaze have just published a concise history of women’s dress styles from the Edwardian era to the late 1960s. Read about the massive changes which came about in women’s fashion before, during and after the First World War. How women escaped from the …

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The Little Black Dress – from Chanel to Givenchy

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That Iconic item in every woman’s wardrobe – A big fan of single neutral colors, Coco Chanel was really just pleasing herself with this number. In mourning mode after the death of her lover in 1915 ; Chanel’s tendency towards black naturally crept in to her designs. Paul Poiret famously asked Chanel once “For whom …

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The 1960’s Make-up Look (1965) Maybelline

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A charming 1960’s eye make-up commercial from Maybelline – the creator of mascara. The original formula was invented by New York chemist T.L. Williams in 1915. He gave it its name after his sister Maybel – who had shown him how she concocted her own basic lash make-up from mixing charcoal and Vaseline. When sold …

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Gorgeous Swimwear (1961 Film) – Go Retro !

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1960’s Swimwear by Oleg Cassini – 1960’s Swimwear by Oleg Cassini – creator of the Jackie Kennedy Look. This rare vintage fashion newsreel from 1961 features some beautiful swimsuit designs from amongst others – the famous French-born American fashion designer – Oleg Cassini. His designs for the First Lady Jackie Kennedy became known as The …

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Rare 1960’s Make-up and Beauty Tutorial Film !

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Many thanks to Richard Jeffs of the Harold Baim Collection for giving us permission to feature a minute extract of the Michael Winner directed 1960’s fashion feature Girls Girls Girls. The Baim Film collection really is a lost archive of 1950’s and 1960’s Britain and you can view some wonderful clips on the archive and …

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Get the Mad Men Look

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Get the Mad Men Look ! See also: 1950’s Fashion – The Real Mad Men 1960’s make-up Fashion – Rare film tutorial Rare Vintage 1960’s Hairstyles film Betty Draper, Joan Holloway and Peggy Olsen –  courtesy AMC Achieve the genuine 1950’s and 1960’s Make-up Look as actually taught to women of this era ! Instant …

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