Vintage Fashion

J’adore Amour Amour:  Famous starlets and the perfumes they wore (with perfume notes)

The Evolution of Cheer:  Vintage cheerleader uniforms

Burlesque Costumery:  The history and style of Burlesque through the ages

A Fish is a Fish is a Fish:  Female sea-workers, vintage and modern fishergirl fashion

J’adore La Belle Epoque:  The technique and history of corset-making and wearing

Back to the Gypsy that I Was:  The history of Romany gypsies, fashion and life (including palm-reading chart)

Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?:  The history and mercury-poisoning of hat-making

Dating Vintage Clothing and the ILGWU:  How to date American union-made clothing (with label photos and history of the ILGWU)

Scarlett, Miss Scarlett!:  Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind

The Forsyte Obsession:  The fashion of the 2002 English Edwardian drama, The Forsyte Saga

Wedding Gowns throughout the 20th Century:  The history of the wedding gowns from the early 1900s through the 1970s

The Queen of the Bias Cut:  Madeleine Vionnet and her famed bias cut gowns

Fashion and Beauty Superstitions:  Beauty superstitions in history from Cleopatra to bathing in blood

The Antique Art of Lace-Making:  The history of lace-making

Feedsack Secrets:  The use of feedsack fabric for garment-making during the Great Depression

Come-Hither Wear:  Types of fancy fabrics with vintage examples, including satins and silks

Just A Sleeve’s Length Away:  Types of sleeves with charts and a video tutorial

Vintage Women in Pants:  The history and photos of girls who paved the way for our denim-wielding rears

Sparkle, Bubble, Pop:  Marilyn Monroe in rare photos

Cleopatra’s Love Affair with Fashion:  The history and style of the woman who ruled the men who ruled the world, Cleopatra

Seaside Love:  Vintage seaside style

Pierrot: Pierrot Doesn’t Get the Girl, but He Sure Gets Fashion:  The history and style of the tragic French clown

A Fascinating and Easy to Knit Vintage Jumper:  A vintage pattern for a fancy knit jumper used in a film (includes vintage video advertisement for yarn)

Old Hollywood is Calling:  Hair inspiration from the blonde bombshells of the 1930s and 40s

What Would Betty Draper Do:  Proper etiquette as told by “An American Lady” in 1846

Bad Girls of the 50s:  Photographs of girls in the 1950s who pushed the envelope of fashion and behavior

Orientalism of the Early 1900s:  The French obsession of the mystique of the orient in the 1920s

Portraiture Was the OG Fashion Photography:  The capturing of vintage fashion in paintings

Auf Wiedersehen, Zelda Kaplan:  Cataloging Zelda Kaplan’s life in fashion

The Color of Love and Sin:  The meaning of the color red (with photos of vintage starlets in red)

The Provocatively Feminine Style of Joan Holloway:  The retro style of Mad Men’s Joan

The Teacher’s In: Vintage Pencil Skirts: The most flattering garment in your closet (with links to vintage pencil skirts on Etsy)


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