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1940’s WW2 Nurse Uniform Fashions

Dress Uniform Identification – It was the era of World War, the fight to defeat fascism across the world. Equality in the forces had a long way to go ( with the notable exception of the Soviet Armies and air forces). Women were not allowed to join direct combat, there were many roles filled by women. Here we examine the…

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WAVES & SPARS – 1940s Uniform Fashion

Glamour Girls of the US Navy – WAVES Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, otherwise known as the WAVES brought thousands of young women in to the Women’s Reserve of the U.S Navy. They were assigned full military status, including ranks, and notably were the first to enlist African American women, albeit in the latter years of the war. They earned…

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1940s British Women on the Home Front

Rare images of British women on the home front – Women on the home front Marking the release of our 1940s Wartime Women’s guides pack, here are some amazing images of women on the home front in Britain during the Blitz. See the Imperial War Museum who curate a rare series of color transparency slides. We feature some of them here….

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Hard Ass Heroic Women of World War Two

Celebrating the heroic women of WW2 Heroic women of World War Two. To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack, we’ll be featuring some posts to celebrate the brave women of the 1940s,  who served in the Allied forces and on the home front. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack now.

Past becomes Present in Colorized Photographs

The Art of Colorist Olga Shirnina – Color Restored Vintage Fashion There are many apps these days which claim to colorize, with a click of a button, your old black & white photographs, but these compare poorly to the work of a real artist. I’ve seen many good colorists over the years, but none compare to the artistry of Russian…

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Neiman Marcus Department Store in 1945

The Most Glamorous Department Store in America – Daphne : Where did Mrs. Crane go, anyway? Niles : She’s making her annual pilgrimage to the holy land. Martin : I thought Maris was going to Dallas to visit her sister. Niles : That is her holy land. It’s the site of the first Neiman Marcus. Frasier TV Series Episode:Travels with…

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Straight Out Of The 40s

Time Capsule of found photos of women in the 1940s Vintage Style captured in amateur kodachrome. These found photos of women in the 1940s show genuine everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks taken in the 1940s era. There’s just something about these images that casts a spell over me. You can buy the originals on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too…

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1940s British Women at War in Color

Rarely seen Color Photographs of women in service- In anticipation of our 1940’s Wartime Women’s Guides packs, here are some marvelous color photographs held by the Imperial War Museum. They are part of the IWM collection ‘Ministry of Information Second World War Colour Transparency Collection‘. Featured are girls from the Women’s Land Army ( Land Girls) , Women’s Auxiliary Air…

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The Pin-up Project

Brazilian pin-ups Renata Candido and Karla Stevanatto – In this exclusive interview for Glamourdaze, Brazilian pin-ups Renata Candido and Karla Stevanatto, also known by their nicknames Chubby Pinup and Gia RedHot, tell us the story of the project that has been revolutionized retro market in Brazil. Six months ago, the Brazilian photographic market gained a company specialized in retro and…

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Color Archive of 1940s War Era Women

Mouth watering color photographs from Sweden – Glamourdaze always gets a little excited when a new excavation emerges of pictorial gems to add to the photo archive of women’s fashion history, and if those photographs are in color .. well then it’s Christmas come early ! Most of the color slides were taken during World War Two. Sweden was neutral during…

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