Pinup shots of Empire Elegance

January 3, 2016 | Retro Fashion | 2 comments

As you know I am a big selfie fan. However, I am always looking for diversity in pictures. So I like to be creative and “artistic” with my selfies as you may have seen on my social media channels. However, every now and then I get those vintage glamour photoshoot vibes. A few years ago, I already did a vintage glamour photoshoot. You may have seen a few of those pictures on Facebook & Instagram. This time I wanted to focus on a more pinup style. So that’s what I did. Where did I do my photoshoot and what are the results?

Vintage lifestyle tips from the 1930s

October 17, 2015 | Vintage lifestyle | 2 comments

Vintage lifestyle is more popular than ever these days. And rightly so. A lot of times the focus is on heydays of vintage Hollywood and fashion: the 1950s and 1960s. And again…rightly so, because – in my opinion – those were the peak days of feminine fashion. Also, focussing on the positive things of the old days is always a good idea.
On this blog you see a lot of my fascination for the 50s and 60s, but also frequent sidesteps to the other eras. Remember the vintage fashion serie?

Random Vintage meets Present thoughts on a random Monday

August 31, 2015 | Retro life | 0 comments

When you have a Vintage meets Present blog, the past meets present vibes pop up anywhere and anyplace. So here are some random vintage meets present thoughts on a random Monday night:
When you cannot find that amazing Classic Hollywood movie, because it’s so rare even Google can’t find it.
When you’re totally digging the vintage fashion style. But you realise it’s not a good idea to turn up at work like this:
image of Fay Wray via Tom Simpson

Men’s fashion special: what happened in the 70s, stays in the 70s

June 22, 2015 | Vintage Fashion | 1 comment

D.I.S.C.O…Does that word remind you of the 1970s?  Well, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the 70s. Disco v.s. alternative rock. Long hair for women and men. And what are 70s without beards and moustaches? Remember that I did a retro fashion blog serie? There are few eras that are undoubtedly in my toplist when it comes to fashion, class and appearance. Starting with the classy 1950s, closely followed by the swinging sixties. The practical and redefined 1940s and roaring twenties have a respectable third and fourth place.

Vintage fashion: The “Great Depression” 1930s

August 3, 2013 | Vintage Fashion | 0 comments

After the roaring twenties we’re moving on to the next retro fashion episode: the 1930s! This decade started with “The Great Depression” which effected all aspects in life, including fashion. “The Great Depression” mood was applied into fashion by military inspired shouldered clothing and low, functional heels.
During the 1930s, popular Hollywood actresses like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow introduced a more feminine, glamorous, sophisticated look. The short dresses from the 1920s flapper look were replaced with waist dresses and backless gowns that emphasized the female curves. For the everyday look, women suits became quite popular.
Also sunbathing became more common and beach fashion was adjusted to this development. Swimwear became briefer and often had a scooped back, so women could show off their tanned backs in the evening.
A trip down to fashionable 1930s lane…

 
The backless gown | 1930s

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