Posts Categorized: Vintage

Elsa Schiaparelli’s ‘Honor Bright’ Nail Polish ~Vintage 1945~ GLORIOUS!

I have always been a huge fan of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973), the outrageous Italian fashion designer who designed fabulously whimsical surrealist fashions from the 1920s until the 1950s.  She was also famous for her vivid signature shade of shocking pink, and her perfumes, most notably, Shocking de Schiaparelli. So I was absolutely delighted when I… Read more »

Marilyn and Me

I’ve always loved the fact that Marilyn Monroe and I both share a name, Marilyn, and a birthday, June 1st. She is exactly 29 years older than me. My mom denies the fact that she named me after Marilyn Monroe. I’m pretty sure that she didn’t know that her birthday was also June 1st, but… Read more »

The Realistic Vintage 50s Homemaker

I love the advertisements in vintage 40s and 50s women’s magazines; when domestic goddesses reigned supreme.  I especially love laundry-related advertising, because they always make what was a very labor-intensive task back then, very enticing indeed.  Almost thrilling!  Case in point, the 1949 Duz ad, where the happy homemaker seems positively buzzed with excitement. 😀… Read more »

Rah Rah Stripes! Vintage 60s Sweater Knitting Pattern

Stripes have made a big comeback, as they always seem to do, in the fashion world!  Digging through my vintage knitting patterns once again, I found this delightful striped chunky knit sweater pattern from the 1960s. Link to pattern here.  The rest of the instructions are below. It is made from heavy rug yarn and… Read more »