Monday, January 28, 2013
"Glory Days" is a fun new online magazine with a focus on vintage. It is loaded with fashion editorials and other vintage subjects. This new magazine is published on Issuu.com, and the editors are from New Zealand, so you'll notice the slightly different focus: it features some cute swimwear fashions since it's summer there. I especially liked the advertisements (those might make you want to put NZ on your next vintage shopping travel stop). Next time you take a break, check out this web zine and spend a few minutes taking a closer look.
"Glory Days" magazine
"Glory Days" website with more info
"Glory Days" magazine on Issuu.com
Friday, January 18, 2013
Sit back and enjoy 3 wonderful fashion videos on English ballgowns from "Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950": what splendor, what luxury and drama! These videos come from the recent (and no longer open) exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum on ball gowns.
Click on each below to see this website:
Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950
About the Exhibition, with videos
Friday, January 11, 2013
If you love movie costumes, you won't want to miss the Hollywood Reporter's coverage of the current costume scene. They feature several online slide shows, and a video interview with the key designers competing for this year's Oscars.
Costumes pictured above from this article, from top to bottom:
Snow White and the Huntsman, by Colleen Atwood
Hitchcock, by Julie Weiss
Les Miserable, by Paco Delgado
Anna Karenina, by Jacqueline Durran
More slides showing the costumes: HERE
Video Interview: Joanna Johnston (Lincoln), Mark Bridges (Silver Linings Playbook), Colleen Atwood (Snow White and the Huntman, Dark Shadows), Paco Delgado (Les Miserable), Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina) and Julie Weiss (Hitchcock). HERE
Costume Designers, Slide Show: HERE
After seeing these, can you guess how current fashions might be influenced by the top movie costumes? Each year fashion derives some inspiration from the movie scene. What do you think will cross-over to influence designers today? The Hitchcock era is easy to see restyled for today, since it is close to the Mad Men look. Anna Karenina borrows so much from the Dior New Look years, so again, this has a strong 50's style. But I personally would love to see more of the Les Miserable cut and silhouette, it's a great look!
Monday, January 7, 2013
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
A bit of inspiration for winter styling, this adorable photo of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant comes from 1963, and shows her wearing a trench coat, as she made so popular in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" a few years earlier.
Photo source: "Look" magazine, December 1963 (nearly 50 years ago!)
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The most recent trend reports show Emerald as the 'color of the year' for 2013. This is a deep, rich green with blue overtones. Right away we can see that this color was big in the 1950's, so vintage in green is not too hard to find. Additionally, during the 1980's emerald became popular again, along with other deep tones.
When you look for vintage, take special note of those in deep green and you will be right on target with this year's most popular new color.
Do you already have green in your wardrobe? If not, do you think you'll be trying in out? Starting with a necklace or bracelet, you can introduce this color into your current styles, and then add more emerald as you see it available. Accessories in green are the easiest way to go: handbags, scarves along with jewelry accents. Look also for green jackets and coats. Once you are comfortable wearing dark green, it will be easy to add to your vintage collection.
I also have more emerald mood boards on my other blog: HERE. Drop by and take a look!