The Vintage Carnival

The Vintage Carnival

One Day Vintage Festival for all nostalgia fans – If you’re in the UK this summer or fall and you fancy a day out in your favorite vintage style frock, then Glamourdaze recommends The Vintage Carnival, a one day event of fashion, shopping, music, cars, food and drink and ..well .. everything your vintage heart desires. To whet your appetite,…

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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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1950 Guide to being a Fashion Model

A Career in Modeling by Helen Fraser- Excerpts from Assignment in Modelling. Here are some photographs of a typical day at the Barbizon School for fashion models in 1950 in Florida. The school was founded originally as a ‘charm school’ in 1935. Barbizon training scene pictures Bettellen in semi-ballet stance with legs widespread to feature the skirts fullness. “She must…

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1950s Directoire Hairstyles from Paris

Five Pretty French Mannequins model in 1958 – The 1958 Directoire hairstyle, latest headliner from France, was introduced by the Haute Coiffure at a parade at Chez Laurent, famous restaurant in the Champs Elysees gardens, Paris, to coincide with the autumn collections. While waistlines are rising to under the bosom, coiffures are piling into a ruffled, casual effect, with loosely…

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Pin Up! The Movie – The All American Girl

Reclaiming the art of the Pin up – We all know the style! – pin curls, wiggle dresses, 1940s era bullet bras, seamed stockings, cat-eyed make-up and redder than red lips! The recent explosion of interest in vintage fashion – in particular the era spanning from the 1930s to the 1950s has brought with it a revival of the pin…

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Sunglasses – The 20th Century’s Coolest Accessory

Brief History of Sunglasses in Fashion – By the 1930’s, basking in the sun had become such a norm, that the wearing of sunglasses naturally became a real fashion accessory. The classic tortoise shell framed and tinted sunglasses of the 1930’s were worn by many female Hollywood stars. The tinted lens tortoise framed eye-wear has helped define a specific look…

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Girls who wear Glasses – Vintage advice.

Beauty and style advice for girls who wear glasses in the late 1950’s. When you start to wear glasses, you acquire a new day-in-day-out accessory – your frames become part of your face. Frames should be in proportion to the size of the face, but adjust your taste to changing fashions. The top-line of the frame should be in harmony…

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