1910s Fashion – The World’s First Fashion Photo shoot.

April 1911 saw the first cited 20th Century fashion photo shoot – and some of it in color! – Fashion History from Glamourdaze.com – 1910s Fashion – The World’s First Fashion Photo shoot. The Spring collection from the then hugely famous Paul Poiret was published by the French magazine “Art et Decoration” in an article called L’Art de la Robe (…

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1910 – Seven Secret Edwardian Beauty Hints

Illustrated Beauty Guide from the Titanic Era – Some highlights from a 1910 personal beauty book by Margaret Mixter. You can find the full book on Archive.org.  A rare insight from the Edwardian Era,  into the beauty habits and secrets of Edwardian women. 1. Massage – Face,Neck,Eyelids,Arms 2. Giving a Dry Shampoo. 3. Manicuring. 4. Wrinkles. 5. Preserve your Small…

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Fashion in 1910 – A Womans Complete Winter Wardrobe.

A 1910 Review of the complete wardrobe for the fashionable woman for Autumn and Winter – Originally published by the Salt Lake Tribune – Sunday Sept 11th 1910. The Fashion Dictates in Suits and Gowns – by Joan Greenshields. The cult of the tailor made suit has increased by leaps and bounds this past few seasons. There is nothing more…

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1910 – Paris Summer Fashions – amusing review.

Its summer 1910 and the Los Angeles Herald reviews the newest gowns. By A.T Ashmore Selecting gowns for the summer outfit involves far more thought, time and patience than can be realized by the uninitiated in the mysteries of women’s dress,and this season’s fashions will tax to the utmost all those qualities best adapted to the successful accomplishment of the…

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1910 Hairstyles – New Coiffures of the Summer Girl.

Hairstyle fashions for young women in the summer of 1910. As bewilderingly reported by Andre Dupont in the August edition of McCalls Magazine in 1910. It would certainly seem as though the fashionable hairdressers had determined that a woman’s head should attract attention to her appearance at the first glance, and in truth so conspicuous are some of the new…

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Downton Abbey Fashion – Lady Sybil – Paul Poiret and those Harem Pants

Downton Abbey Fashion – Lady Sybil – Paul Poiret and those Harem Pants Whether or not it was the intention of the producers of Downton Abbey – exactly 100 years after Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes burst on to the London stage in 1910 and Nijinsky danced into the hearts and minds of thousands wearing Léon Bakst famous harem style costumes…

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Evolution of Women’s Dress – 1914 to 1929

Here we present an early fashion ‘retrospective’ from 1929 looking back at how women’s fashions had evolved in the 15 years spanning from 1914 to 1929. No other fashion era displayed such a change in women’s styles than the years which followed the  First World War up to and through the decade of the 1920’s. The 1914 sequence features clothes…

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Edwardian Fashion – Restored Two Tone Color Film

By the 1910s, womens fashion moved away from the Gibson Girl corsetted s-bend silhouette look of Edwardian Fashion, to a softer more flowing look with the new popular asian and oriental styles of the likes of Paul Poiret. A tunic over a long underskirt became the norm until the advent of the 1920’s. This little film, restored in two tone…

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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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