Vintage 1940's tutorial - Apply Makeup

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Part two of the classic Vintage 1940's makeup tutorial film courtesy of the Prelinger Archive.
Enjoy !
See The Full 1940's Makeup Guide

The Real House of Elliot - Fashion Images from the 1920's -

Friday, June 19, 2009




I simply couldnt resist posting these, for all you House of Elliot Fans out there !
They were originally published by a Spanish fashion house.
The Vintage Pattern Library publish them.

Vintage 1940's makeup tutorial

Thursday, June 11, 2009

1940's Vintage makeup Guide
A rare vintage makeup tutorial from the 1940's.
Enjoy !

A more indepth transcription of this makeup guide can be found at 1940's Makeup Revisited
Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive!

Head over also to 1940's Fashion - Makeup Guide

Or treat your vintage heart or a loved one to an original 1940's Make-up and beauty Guide, as actually taught to women of that glamorous era.


Hosiery Fashion Timeline

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1950's Hosiery - The Golden Age of Hosiery in my humble opinion !

1940's Hosiery
1930's hosiery
1919 Hosiery Ad - artist - Coles Philips

A quote from 1950 issue of Good Housekeeping, found on The Vintage Connection

Thirty–five years ago hosiery was strictly utilitarian—underwear, in fact, since no nice lady permitted it to show. But when skirts came off the ground and shoes went down to pumps and sandals, it was discovered that women had legs, and we promptly demanded sheerer and sheerer stockings in which to display them. We got them, too—first in rare one–thread silk and then for everybody in 15–denier nylon.
Three years ago only 17 out of every 100 pairs of nylons were the very sheer 15–denier variety. Such delicate stockings were saved for “best”—parties and special occasions. Today, though, the number has jumped to 70 out of every hundred, and we’re wearing them for every occasion—and complaining because they don’t last like prewar nylons. Let’s face it: prewar nylons were almost entirely 30 or 40–denier. That means they were twice or more as thick and strong, and of course they wore longer !!!!

1920's Fashion on Second Life

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
A very sweet image from Rachel who has a great vintage fashion sense.
Second Life is quite a hangout for fashion designers.Don't do it myself,but head on over there
and have a look !

1950's Fashion - Vogue Photos -Clifford Coffin

Monday, June 8, 2009


Working for Vogue for more than a decade in the early postwar years, photographer Clifford Coffin produced some of the magazine's most elegant fashion pictures.Enjoy !!

Hollywood Glamour 1920's

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My latest video on YouTube.
Hollywood glamour from the 1920's !
A womens's fashion film featuring prominent actresses of the silent movie period, modeling the latest trends in 1920's fashion.
This film shows some beautiful vintage womens clothing,hairstyles and hats.