Vintage Glasses – Top 20 Movie Appearances

Iconic Glasses and the Stars who Wore them – There is nothing like a trusty pair of glasses for an actor to assume a character. Oddly there have not been too many iconic performances by glasses on screen, and most of these are by men. For women, the total lack of vogue for eye wear was always a problem, and…

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Retro Sunglasses - Decade-by Decade Vintage Style

Retro Sunglasses – Decade-by-Decade Vintage Style

Wear the Correct Eye Frames to match your fashion era – Whether you’re a vintage clothing fan or just love retro styles, it’s always fun to take a bit from the past and incorporate it into your wardrobe. Each decade had iconic styles from the well-tailored looks of the 30s all the way to flamboyant outfits of the 70s. With…

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How to Become a 1940’s Fashion Model

The Powers Girl – 1940’s Fashion Models in 1942 How to become a 1940’s fashion model. A rarely seen movie short called The Perfect Powers Girl by Minoco Productions. 1940’s Modelling Agencies – The Big Three Three names in the 1940’s dominated the fashion model business. John Robert Powers, Harry Conover, and after the war, former Powers girl and Conover…

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1940’s Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Famous Actresses

Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Six Actresses Follow these easy 1940’s hairstyles for face shapes. 1940’s hairdos applied by famous 1940’s actresses. Simple face contouring secrets to follow. R.K.O studio’s Loretta Francel shows you how to get those Hollywood curls. 1940’s Hairstyles for Round Faces – Lynn Bari Even if you’re the round-faced type like Lynn Bari, with full cheeks…

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Hairstyles for black women in the 1940's

Hairstyles for Black Women in the 1940’s

1940’s Hairstyles for Black Women during WW2 – From the Library of Congress, two films of 1940’s hairstyles for black women. Rare gems, promoting an inclusive, though not entirely pluralist vision of American women during WW2. There is precious little film footage of black women’s fashion and style during the 1940’s. Some years back we featured the amazing photography of…

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The We Can Do It Girl – Naomi Parker Fraley

Naomi Parker Fraley – The “Real We Can Do It” Girl Revealed in 2009. The then 89 year old woman behind an iconic feminist poster finally stepped forward. But the true story of Rosie the Riveter is not what you think ! Rosie the Riveter Song Rosie began in a song. This popular video of the Rosie the Riveter song…

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1940’s Evening Dresses Film and Fashion Trends

Archive 1940’s evening dresses films What did style women wear in the 1940’s? Two friends discuss their dress, hair and makeup before the big dance occasion. Correctness in 1940’s evening dresses, like other matters of etiquette, is something which has to be learned. Watch the film below. 1940’s Evening Dresses – Fashion Trends One needs to check on herself and…

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1940s Fashion – Colorful Stockings and New Shoes 1948

Shoes and Stockings for a new Silhouette in 1948 Shoes and stockings 1948. For the first time in 10 years, skirts are so long and full that women can no longer draw attention to their legs by just having them. A host of new shoes and colorful stockings have met the challenge. All designed to be eye catchers for those…

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1940s Fashion – Winter Underwear in 1942

In 1942, the outdoor girl dressed good and warm Winter underwear in 1942. The silhouette for 1940s foundation wear is breathing room for waistlines, beautiful, uplifted bosoms and a return to the straight and narrow for hips. Life Magazine in 1942 reports on ladies underwear for the ‘sports girl’. Photographs by Gjon Mili The female hothouse plant, that frail vessel of…

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Winter Hats 1940 in Vogue

1940s Fashion – A Look at Winter Hats in 1940

The latest styles in women’s millinery for January 1940 from Vogue Magazine Two Winter Hats for Black dresses and Suits Left: A hat like an Alpine chasseur. Stitched black felt shading your eyes, sweeping up on one side. This releases a cascade of black coq feathers. Nice for you if you belong to the bit-of-a-brim school. Worn with a precise…

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