Gonna Buy Me a Paper Doll

Vintage Paper Dolls – Fashion  Doris Day – courtesy Carla at Home Paper Dolls go back a long long way. Children, always creative,  love to play dress up. By the 1930’s and 1940’s it was a golden age for paper dolls, they were cheap, often came within fashion magazines, and were a great resource for …

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Good Posture Guide for Women – 1940’s Style Advice


Its interesting to remember that Pilates, now a hugely popular guide to good posture was developed in the 1940’s and named after Joseph Pilates. Women of the 1940’s simply had to master correct posture. There was no option. Corset makers like Spencer did their bit to help, but there is no better alternative than simply …

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Street Fashion in small town America


The street fashion and hairstyles of everyday women in the 1930’s from a unique film by Ivan Besse shot in the small South Dakota town of Britton in 1938 The Wall Street Crash had a huge impact on women’s fashion in the 1930’s. Lots of women took up sewing and the Women’s Institute became famous …

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Vintage Glamour Tutorial – Mary Stuyvesant 1946


Vintage Glamour Tutorial 1946 A woman’s guide to achieving vintage glamour in the late 1940’s by Mary Stuyvesant aka the infamous Miss Ratherly Stern. Here, Mary explains the secrets to glamour and femininity. Watch the latest vintage glamour tutorial film on our YouTube channel. Also, read the lavishly illustrated concise history of 1940s womens fashion. …

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Buy Vintage Retro 2011 Calendars

Decorate your vintage kitchen with some beautiful Vintage Fashion Art  and Retro Humour Calendars Vintage Calendars and Retro Calendars have become increasingly popular in recent years.With the success of Mad Men, the glamour advertising art of the 1940’sand more particularly the 1950’s have created a huge surge in interest in those halcyon days. In the …

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Vintage 1930’s Fashion – Glamourous Hollywood


A charming and slightly far fetched little movie short of a glamourous Hollywood party at the famous Ambassador Hotel.. It features some of the biggest stars of the day, wearing the latest fashions. Some lovely examples of 1930’s womens hairstyles In the 1930’s the world was gripped by the Great Depression and very often, as …

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