Photos of Women Wearing Cat-Eye Glasses in the 1950s and 1960s

First created in the 1930s, cat-eye glasses are one style that has stood the test of time. Nearly a century old, the cat-eye has managed to create its own distinct look each decade. The frame later became a huge trend for sunglasses in the 1960s when Audrey Hepburn famously wore them in the film BreakfastContinue reading “Photos of Women Wearing Cat-Eye Glasses in the 1950s and 1960s”

Elegant Photos of 1920s Ladies in Robe de Style Dresses

The robe de style describes a style of dress popular in the 1920s as an alternative to the straight-cut chemise dress. The style was characterized by its full skirts. The bodice could be fitted, or straight-cut in the chemise manner, with a dropped waist, but it was the full skirt that denoted the robe deContinue reading “Elegant Photos of 1920s Ladies in Robe de Style Dresses”

Las Tapadas Limenas: 17 Amazing Photos Of The Hidden Women of Lima Who Veiled Everything But One Eye in the 19th Century

Images of people in typical local costume and vocations were among the standard offerings of any 19th century photographic studio. Many such themes are found in the cartes-de-visite produced in Peru during the 1860s, but by far the most important of these types was the tapada, the veiled one. The costume and manner of theContinue reading “Las Tapadas Limenas: 17 Amazing Photos Of The Hidden Women of Lima Who Veiled Everything But One Eye in the 19th Century”

35 Amazing Vintage Photographs Show How Parisian Women’s Fashion Looked Like Back in the 1910s

Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and since forever a home of the most inspiring and exciting fashion style. The Longchamp racecourse is situated in the Bois de Boulogne on the banks of the Seine River, in Paris, France. The first Longchamp race meeting was held in 1857. With the firstContinue reading “35 Amazing Vintage Photographs Show How Parisian Women’s Fashion Looked Like Back in the 1910s”

Wonderful Photos of Girls in Shorts in the 1970s

The 1970s was a time of liberation, of “anything goes,” and people were putting their bodies out there and feeling proud of them. The Woodstock era had taught us to be free, to question authority in general – and in particular, to question traditional stuffy attire. People simply weren’t afraid to show skin, as theyContinue reading “Wonderful Photos of Girls in Shorts in the 1970s”

40 Amazing Vintage Photos of American Actress and Singer Gale Storm in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1922 as Josephine Owaissa Cottle in Bloomington, Texas, American actress and singer Gale Storm had a role in the radio version of Big Town. After winning the contest in 1940, Storm made several films for the RKO Radio Pictures studio, her first was Tom Brown’s School Days. In 1941, she sang in several soundies,Continue reading “40 Amazing Vintage Photos of American Actress and Singer Gale Storm in the 1940s and 1950s”

Stunning Fashion Photography by Serge Balkin in the 1940s

Born 1905, Serge Balkin was a celebrated photographer during his twenty-plus year career at Condé Nast Publications. An undeterred workhorse, Balkin’s images ran in Vogue, Glamour, and House & Garden. He used both black & white and color film to capture urban street scenes, celebrity portraits, fashion spreads, and home interiors, all with a senseContinue reading “Stunning Fashion Photography by Serge Balkin in the 1940s”

Edwardian Ladies’ Outdoor Tea Party, Walton-le-Dale, ca. 1905

A summertime tea is a vintage themed event that you can enjoy recreating for all decades. The vintage tea gown’s heyday was centered in the Edwardian era (1900-1920), when white lace dresses posed beautifully against a luscious green garden. The enormous flower-covered picture hats were also perfectly suited for an outdoor tea. Starting in 1870,Continue reading “Edwardian Ladies’ Outdoor Tea Party, Walton-le-Dale, ca. 1905”

40 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Actress Dolores Costello during the 1920s & 1930s

Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 – March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed “The Goddess of the Silent Screen” by her first husband, the actor John Barrymore. She was the mother of John Drew Barrymore. Dolores Costello was born inContinue reading “40 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Actress Dolores Costello during the 1920s & 1930s”

12 Vintage Photos of Donut Queens From the Mid-20th Century

The popularity of the Miss America pageant led to a variety of beauty contests — many during the 1950s, a golden age for pageants. Some events were more important, politically and socially, than others. The crowning of the National Doughnut Queen held less social significance. But contestants in every beauty pageant shared one thing —Continue reading “12 Vintage Photos of Donut Queens From the Mid-20th Century”