While browsing the web in a flight of fancy this week, I stumbled across a lovely website selling all these beautiful vintage hair products. While they're a little out of my budget, ogling is fabulous and free... and I thought I'd share a little vintage hair joy with you here!
I love the Marcellers, perfect for creating a marvel wave (a very difficult style to master, if the YouTube instructional videos are correct!) and the tip top curlers look like they would create the most amazing ringlets. With tools like this, is it any wonder women in those golden years had such perfectly coiffed hair!
You've got to love a gal who says "to hell with city life!", moves to the desert and starts her own vintage inspired line of products... which is exactly what Anne Taintor did! I've been spying her kitsch range in gift shops for a while now, and they always make me chuckle.
Featuring pictures of models from the 40s and 50s, paired with bright patterns and tongue-in-cheek captions; they range from sweet and funny to downright cheeky!
As someone who's always on the look-out for cosmetic bags to make my handbag more organised, I thought I'd share three of my favourite Anne Taintor designs to brighten your Monday...
For years, Vanity Fair have featured a full-page photograph of "a promising young star" in their Vanities pages, but it wasn't until a few years ago that they came up with the (brilliant) idea of posing said star as a 50s-styled pin-up! The result is a set of gorgeous photos that smack of the classic, sultry and/or playful poses of years gone by. Always reasonably modest - with not too much skin showing - these pictures are vintage fashion art at their best. I've picked my favourites from the bunch... Enjoy!
One of my favourite vintage blogs is Strawberry Koi, written by the beautiful Aya, who has an eye for vintage design, a knack for filming excellent tutorials and a wardrobe full of dresses that haunt my imagination. I can honestly say that I look forward to her blog updates more than any other and I especially love the little Aya cut-out dolls in her blog design!
Given her talent for tutorials, I thought I'd share with you one of her videos about creating a simple but lovely 1940s makeup look. Enjoy!