Search results for 1950s
4 April 2013
Fans of retro / fifties style swimwear will be in heaven with the German brand W.E.T, who produce modern takes on classic styles, in gorgeous kitsch prints like this tropical hula girl design. This is a new brand to me, and I'm so happy to have discovered it
22 November 2012
This dress is the kind of thing a Stepford Wife might wear at Christmas, and that's less of a bad thing in my book than it may be in yours. I love a retro, 50s inspired shape, and this stiff-skirted dress definitely harks back to that era. The colour...
23 October 2012
Taylor Swift's new album Red went on sale today, which means she's been burning the candle at both ends on a promotional trail that's included just about every TV show in America, plus a stop off at an event sponsored by budger retailer Target to publicise the
25 April 2012
The sun may be hiding away today, but we refuse to fall into the trap of writing about nothing but rain macs and umbrellas! Instead, we're looking forward, towards warmer weather, the final arrival of a proper Spring, Summer holidays and an excuse to prance
23 September 2011
Miuccia Prada took us on a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s with her gorgeous Spring / Summer collection. Apparently, she was inspired by the word 'sweet' - something the fashion industry often looks down on - which would explain the candy colours, heart-like
7 January 2009
Claire McCardell has been called the USA's first fashion designer, and though her name might not be as instantly recognisable as Coco Chanel or Christian Dior, she's definitely up there with the greats in terms of the influence she had on style and contribution
Shopping Guide: Where to buy 40s / 50s vintage reproduction, retro rockabilly and burlesque clothing
5 December 2008
The retro finds on my Christmas wishlist yesterday had Angel asking where else she could find vintage reproduction dresses and retro / rockabilly styles. Longterm readers will know that this is one my favourite subjects, so I'm happy to share some of my finds
17 June 2008
Have you started stocking up on (more) swimsuits for your summer holidays? If you haven't check out this video for a look at what women were wearing 56 years ago in 1952. These were days before the skimpy bikini's we know of now. There are swimsuits which are
20 May 2008
Bombshell-inspired clothing has always been a favourite of mine, but the difficulty in getting hold of labels like Stop Staring and Bettie Page in the UK means it's not often I can indulge my inner Marilyn. Luckily, help is at hand. Vivien of Holloway is a dr
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