Saturday, 19 March 2011

Wigging Out!!!

Right! So I really enjoyed posting those great men's clothing ads much that today I wanted to share some more adverts from many of the same publications. The music mags featured ads geared toward the girlies as well. For todays postie, I wanted to share some of the lovely mail order wig ads I found!

Another blogger I follow said the other day that when she finds ads like this she wishes she could just send the money off to the address and get a lovely brand new whatever it was they were selling! I wish that about these wigs and falls! I want just about every one of them!

And the NAMES!....'Tigress', 'Gypsy Love', 'Darling New You', 'Fonda'....Terrific!!

Friday, 18 March 2011

'He's a Bad Mutha...Shut Yo Mouth!!'

Hey shortcakes! I've been posting several things lately from my collection of early 70's music magazines. In the process I've stumbled on some hilarious adverts for a company called 'Eleganza' and I have to share them with you lot!! The clothes are officially pimp-alicious and I for one love them!!

Can I get a 'Bwow Chicka Bwah Bwooowwww'?.....

If 'Things Happen When You Wear Eleganza', I have a feeling I know what kind of things those are...

Too Much!!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Millinery--1920's Meets 1960's

Hello darlings! Been a busy week and I haven't had the time to post! But here I am with a real gem for today!

This isn't one of my typical 1960's rants. As I've pointed out before, I have a special place in my heart for just about every vintage era. Today's is the late '20s/early '30s....of course that doesn't mean that I won't link back to my favourite decade later on.
This past summer while digging through box after box of early twentieth century paperwork in the top of my family's store, I found a lovely virtually mint condition Chicago Mail Order Co. catalog. It was in with a bunch of old letters mostly dating from around 1930-ish, so I'm assuming it falls around that year, give or take a couple of years. It's folded in the middle as if it were put in a mail box...yesterday. I mean, really. The graphics are perfect, there is very little darkening of the pages...the scanner picks up more flaws than the naked eye can actually see!

As usual, you can click and enlarge to read the descriptions!....

Aren't they just scrumptious???
The reason I thought about them was St. Paddy's. "Why on earth would that make you think of cloche hats?", I hear all my little bumblebees asking. Well, it has to do with a purchase I made last week. I woke up this morning and realized how little green I have in my vintage wardrobe. One of the few greenies I have, I bought last week on a quick pop into a local second hand shop that I hadn't previously visited (and which happens to be my new favourite thrifty!). My new (to me) original Art Deco velvet and satin turban/cloche....

I also bought a gorg little citrus bubble cloche from the '60s. It was marked as 1920's, but I of course knew better...especially after looking inside at the tag and the stamp....

It's an easy mistake to make. The 1960's was really the first time we see what I would consider mainstream fashion taking a decidedly post modern turn and imitating other eras...and later cultures...almost stitch for stitch. The most popular decade to steal from in the mid '60s was the 1920s and early '30s:

Another '60s bubble cloche I bought a week or two ago at Goodwill...

Beyond the mid '60s and into the early '70s, the turban became all the rage again as it had been in the golden age of the flapper when it was popularized by silent film vamps like Barbara Lamarr.....

My treasured vintage 1960s turban bought for 12 quid at that cute little vintage housewares shop on Cheshire Street, just off Brick Lane...

I'm in love with the colours and the patterns!!

Hopefully I can do more vintage hat posts soon, as it's getting on to spring...and let's face it sweet peas, nothing says spring like a fabulous I right??