Edwardian Fashion – The Gibson Girl

Camille Clifford Edwardian Fashion – The Gibson Girl The Gibson Girl – became the first 20th century standard of female beauty and style, named after Charles Dana Gibson, a Life Magazine illustrator whose fanciful illustrations inadvertently created a new idealized style of Edwardian Fashion. American women in particular, tried to emulate this look through the early Edwardian era up to…

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Victorian Women – One Amazing Photo of two great female artists

Margaret and Francis Macdonald –   Photo of Margaret and Francis taken by Charles Mackintosh 1894 These two remarkable sisters were highly regarded artists of their day and were the bright young things of their time ! Margaret was married to the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a member of the Glasgow ‘ Immortals’ in the late 19th century, and her decorative…

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Vintage Swimwear Fashion Guide

Women’s Vintage Swimwear Secrets Before you go shopping for some cool Vintage swimwear or Retro Swimwear, why not sit back and learn a bit about what you’re wearing! Photo courtesy My Vintage Vogue Perhaps more than any other garment, the swimsuit has changed beyond all recognition in the last century. One of the most appealing aspects of early 20th century…

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Fashion in the 1900’s

1900’s Fashion I personally feel that that belle epoch period of 1890’s to 1914 in fashion is unique. Those wonderful days when women wore morning dresses, afternoon dresses, evening gowns, formal dresses . of course it helped to have an army of servants running after you.It was also the time when women began to wear suits with shirt waists and…

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Vintage Swimwear and Bathing Beauties – 1900’s – 1920’s

Vintage Swimwear and Bathing Beauties – 1900’s -1920’s The new swimsuits post relied heavily on the form of the “fashionable” body, gradually exposing more and more skin. The beginning of the twentieth century marked a new daring era in swim wear for women. In 1909, Australian Annette Kellerman was arrested in the United States for wearing a loose, one piece…

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