Amazing 80s album cover at Vintage a Peel
Before anything else, I have to apologise for an omission in this post. For once again, the links that I so laboriously entered into each image have disappeared, and to re-enter them would mean looking up each blog all over again. And I just don’t have the strength. They are all captioned though, so you can easily look them up if you desire. I need to find a new format for this Friday post, as BLOODY WordPress, whatever anyone might have told you, is much worse at formatting and saving, and has been giving me so much troubles with my posts. I truly wouldn’t have thought an ability to easily add links to captions or images would be that much of an ask *raging*.
Anyway. Here is your weekly round-up of fabulous vintage outfits and interesting articles from the past week. Hope you all have wonderful weekends, and for those in the UK, rug up warm for Guy Fawkes night!
Check out Shona’s blog for your chance to win a daisy chain Fleur wrap dress.
Bella has updated her list of fashion bloggers over 40. There are now more than 100!
The link between nose jobs and body dysmorphia – some recent studies.
Video tutorial for amazing cat-face nail art!
Three ways to wear a beret.
10 houses used in horror movies that you can actually visit.
The history of Chez Ninon, a New York boutique operating from the 20s to the 90s, and a favourite of Jackie O.
An amazing overview of movie musicals throughout the ages, and their influence on fashion.
A Lionel Richie carved Halloween pumpkin. Awesome.
The Vintage Style Doctor debates the difference between vintage, retro, and second-hand.
Three ways to jazz up a winter jacket.
A brief overview of 20th century fashion from 1907 to 1973.
DIY thief deterring laptop and kindle cases. Cheap as chips!
This is rather chilling. Covers from a 1940s Nazi magazine for women.
I love this little story about an ugly day going to an awesome one in Times Square.
All about 30s actress Anna May Wong.
Armistice Day is coming up soon, and if you have a problem with losing your paper poppy Landgirl has rounded up some more durable remembrance poppy options. You should still obviously also donate to The Royal British Legion.
Five tips to make your home appear cleaner than it really is (my top tip is to get Mr D to do it).
Thomas Edison’s predictions for the future in 1908.
An overview of the classic pencil skirt.
Mini travel guide to Japan.
Video tutorial for a Downton Abbey inspired hair style.
Movie posters from the silent era.
The greyhound in art and fashion.
Check out this cat-shaped kindergarten building in Germany. I want to live in it!
Book review of Harris Tweed: From Land to Street by Lara Platman.
The gorgeous gowns of Tsarina Alexandra Romanova.
Book review of Celia Birtwell.
Photographs of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
A fabulous 1930s pink bathroom.
Motorola ‘home of the future’ advertisements from the 60s.
Pictures of London in the late 1960s.
A list of useful internet fashion research sources.
A biography of 70s knitwear designer Stephen Burrows.
Kitchens of the 1950s.
Free knitting pattern to download for a 1942 zig zag ribbed jumper/sweater.
Review of 1930s book Orchids on Your Budget.
Two bloggers have written about the vintage model Carmen Dell’Orefice: pictures and biography.
A Beautiful Mess
The Vintage Baroness
My Happy Sewing PlaceHummingbird Girls
Steffy's Pros and Cons
Sally Jane Vintage
Esme and the Laneway
The Styling Dutchman
This Old LifeGirl with Curves
Rockabilly wedding at Rock n Roll Bride
Día de Muertos outfits on Vintage Passions Just Like Mine
Liebemarlene Vintage got married!
A 1930s wedding at Rock n Roll Bride
A Fine Day for Sailing
Tales of Endearment
Closet ConfectionsVixen VIntage and Twila Jean
Wish Wish Wish
Amazing Halloween costume from Nubby Twiglet
My Outer Values
Kat Got the Cream
Tuppence Ha'PennySelective Potential
Diary of a Vintage Girl
In The Heyday
I love this costume due from Here's Looking at Me Kid
Big Girl Small Town Tiny Budget