Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hats, 1930s

"Greta Garbo was the Hollywood star who had the biggest influence on hat trends. She started a trend for berets by wearing them in The Kiss (1929), she wore jewelled skullcaps in Mata Hari (1931) (bottom, left) and pill boxes in The Painted Veil. Schiaparelli designed tall hats, inspired by a surrealist shoe placed on the head (centre, left) and the Marina hat was named after the Duchess of Kent (center, right). Hats that came down over one eye were fashionable. Joan Crawford wears one in Letty Lynton (1932) (bottom, right) and Norma Shearer wears a similar one (top, right) Marlene Dietrich helped to pioneer a man's-style hat. A similar version is seen here worn by Joan Crawford (top, left.)"

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Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

Friday, August 04, 2006

not a big flickr fan

not a big flickr fan, originally uploaded by wildlifeuplift.

Someone's cat, obviously jealous of all the time his human spends on the computer. :)

"Zoo-It-Yourself" Animals

"Zoo-It-Yourself" Animals, originally uploaded by grickily.

From the flickr page:

1960's Kellogg's cereal box backs

Psychoforest ;)

Psychoforest ;), originally uploaded by pats0n.

From the page:

This is HDR joke inspired by Psy-Trance music and Fluoro-art. Psychoforest ! HDR 3xp -/+2EV taken near Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Drop, 2005

Drop, originally uploaded by jgoldpac.

From the flickr page:

It's hard to believe that I took this photo just outside my back porch. It's been so wet here lately that my Arizona backyard is growing mushrooms! My most interesting photo of 2005.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Amerikorn ad, 1920s

Amerikorn, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Pictorial Review, November 1925

Pictorial Review 1925, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Colliers magazine cover, 1928

Colliers 1928, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Golden Book 1930

Golden Book 1930, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Coles Philips, Ladies' Home Journal, October 1920

Woman's Home Companion, October 1919

WomansHomeCompanion1919-10, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Woman's World, April 1929

Womans World 1929-04, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Ladies Home Journal, magazine cover, February 1922

Anna Mae Wong

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Actress Anna Mae Wong. Click image for 489x640 version.

Success magazine cover, May 1923

Success 1923, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Louis Majorelle, Nénuphar Table Lamp, c.1900

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Louis Majorelle, Nénuphar table lamp, c.1900. Bronze with patine, molted and polished, glass shade.

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Scanned from Gabriele Fahr-Becker's "Art Nouveau".

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Manasse, Magda Holmar, 1930s

Manasse 06, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Alfred Cheney Johnston

acjdrapedstare copy, originally uploaded by carbonated.

'Cosy-leg' Pyjamas, 1936

"These 'Cosy-leg' pyjamas 'that won't ride up' were from 1936, and were probably designed for wearing in bed and as loungewear, but dresses and negligées were preferred at the time."

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Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Patsy Outfit Patterns, 1930s

Patsy Outfit Patterns, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Bathing Ladies, 1920s

Bathing Ladies, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

Corselet, 1938

"In 1938 a woman reveals how she manages to look so sleek in a long, bias-cut dress. Her all-in-one stretch corselet was designed to hold in the hips and waist, and would have been made out of elasticised cotton-satin. Flesh-coloured silk stockings were fastened to suspenders, and corselets often had low backs that could work with evening styles."

Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Baltimore Girl, 1920s

"A Baltimore girl wears her boyfriend's photograph on her stockings. As hemlines rose, attention was focused on stockings and shoe fashions.
Ribbed and patterned stockings were fashionable, such as checked tights for sports, and stockings were made out of cotton, wool, silk or rayon.
Patterned legs would be popular again, but not until they accompanied mini-skirts in the Sixties."

Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

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