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Everything fabulous in vintage fashion and photography from 1920s - 1980s
Everything fabulous in vintage fashion and photography from 1920s - 1980s

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10 Classic Hollywood Stars Before They Were Famous - We all know that the Studio System of 30s, 40s and 50s Hollywood remade and remoulded their actors and actresses, but what did they look like before they were styled by the star factory? Here are some of my favourite Classic Hollywood actresses before they were famous. Who do you think had the biggest transformation? Ingrid Bergman photographed during the filming of her first film Munkbrogreven (The Count of Monk’s Br... http://ow.ly/2Xctfi

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Photos from a Victorian Mental Asylum - During the 1850s British physician Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond took a series of haunting photographs of mentally ill patients under his care. He was one of the pioneers of early photography, starting in 1839 shortly after the medium was invented, and was one of the founding members of the Photographic Society. Diamond (pictured below) had studied psychiatry at the London’s notorious Bethlem Hospital (from which we get the term ‘bedlam’... http://ow.ly/2Wl30g

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V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition - I visited the Wedding Dresses (1775-2014) exhibition at the V&A last week. It was a fantastic display of bridal fashions ranging from incredibly wide 1700s dresses which would make you turn sideways to get through doorways (I explained that really badly, I mean this kind type of thing), to modern day celebrity wedding dresses. The annoying thing was that you weren’t permitted to take photographs or even sketch the dresses! I have no idea w... http://ow.ly/2W46pE

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What the Creature From the Black Lagoon Really Looked Like! - The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of those iconic monsters that everyone recognizes, like King Kong, Dracula and Frankensteins’s Monster. Unsurprisingly he was much better looking without his head on! Ricou Browning played the Gill-man in all 3 Creature movies, but only in the underwater scenes – different actors played the creature on land. I’m not sure why! Interestingly Browning went on to direct m... http://ow.ly/2VO3SI

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Marilyn Monroe’s Wedding Dresses (Her Real Ones) - Marilyn Monroe was married three times, once as a sixteen-year-old brunette in the 1940s, and twice more at the height of her stardom. You don’t hear much about her wedding outfits, and I think that’s because she never chose to wear a classic wedding dress. Actually she did wear a traditional white wedding gown for her first wedding, but at that point she was still Norma Jean Baker and had a long way to go to become the... http://ow.ly/2VsQ2w

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How Did Edwardian Ladies become Frivolous Flappers in Just 1 Decade? http://ow.ly/2Vc9a5

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The V&A: A Trip Through 19th Century Fashion - I visited the V&A a week or so ago. One of my favourite museums in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum is an eclectic mix of sculptures, religious art, design and fashion, but on this visit I wanted to spend some time in their Fashion section. One thing which really surprised me was the size of the shoes on display. All the shoes, from the 1700s until the 1960s, were tiny – something like a size 0, if there were such a t... http://ow.ly/2V23cT

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The Downton Abbey Wedding Dresses: Did They Get It Wrong? - I don’t profess to be any kind of historical costume expert, but I do have an interest in vintage fashions and I love a good wedding dress. Because of this I’ve spent hours both looking at old wedding photos and watching Downton Abbey, and it strikes me that they don’t seem to tally at all! Downton Abbey started in the run-up to the First World War (around 1912) and the last series finished around the mid 1920s... http://ow.ly/2UV7n2

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The Downton Abbey Wedding Dresses: Did They Get It Wrong? - I don’t profess to be any kind of historical costume expert, but I do have an interest in vintage fashions and I love a good wedding dress. Because of this I’ve spent hours both looking at old wedding photos and watching Downton Abbey, and it strikes me that they don’t seem to tally at all! Downton Abbey started in the run-up to the First World War (around 1912) and the last series finished around the mid 1920s... http://ow.ly/2UUWxN

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Vintage Yearbook Photos: Class of 1941 - Vintage high school photos taken in 1942 at McGuffey High School in Miami. Aren’t these great? I love the different hairstyles, some are so fancy. I wonder whether they wore their hair like this every day or whether it was a special effort on photo day? Can you tell from the photos who the different class personalities are? Who was the popular girl, the geek, the swot, the quiet one?   Source and copyright: No known copyright res... http://ow.ly/2UE6DG
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