Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dorothy Lamour

This dress was worn in film she made with William Holden named " The fleets in". The dress is beaded and has long slit up the leg. A beautiful movie star that made many comedies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby...the "road" movies. And became more famous by wearing sarongs not dresses like this.
 Dorothy Lamour movie star 1941 beaded gown vintage portrait.

Fashion 2010 winter

BOSS Black Fashion Show Berlin Fall/Winter 2009/2010

Victoria's secret fashion show 2009

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 with Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes and many other hotties.

50's Dresses - Affordable Glamor That Really Dazzles

50's Dresses - Affordable Glamor That Really Dazzles
By David Tymon

Glitz and glamour, two words that can be associated with 50's dresses. This decade saw a resurgence in the fashion industry as people began to be more interested in clothes again after the Second World War. Young people began to develop their own fashion trends and many of the clothes designed throughout the 50's began to shine as luxurious fabrics began to be used again.

Bright colours and dazzling patterns were the order of the day, which could be easily seen from the 50's day dresses and 50's evening dresses that were popular at the time. Design wise, many of the women's styles followed an hourglass shape with a small waistline, fuller skirts, and high heels. These shapes can be seen in full effect with such examples as a 1950's Dyanne day dress or a 1950's Petiteen day dress.

Many of the evening dresses from the 1950's followed a slender silhouette. The majority of these 1950's evening dresses had small waists and were of a longer length. Alongside the traditional blacks and dark greys, bright colours shone through. Designs such as a vintage 1950's Ricci Michaels of Mayfair gown or a 1950's Hawaiian bombshell dress are extremely good examples of this.

Around the mid 50's, designs began to change. The 'A' line skirt began to become popular, as did looser fitting 'sack' dresses. Women's suits started to follow a more boxy appearance as characterised by the obligatory Chanel suit. These suits were collarless, had a contrasting trim and small pockets with contrast buttons.

Movies in the 1950's helped shape women's choices in dresses. Influential actresses of this decade such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe, all became style icons that were emulated universally. Music too, played its part as the 1950's bore the age of rock and roll. This led to American fashion styles being worn here in the UK by young people who wanted to achieve the distinctive look.

1950's style can be just as wearable today as it was in its heyday. The right combination or inclusion of key pieces of period vintage clothing can extra that little extra pizzazz to your existing wardrobe or if desired, why not opt for the full look and buy a full 1950's vintage outfit such as an evening dress or 1950's vintage dress. The important thing to remember is that whatever items you choose, your individual style should shine through.

Why settle for what the high street has to offer when you can grab a slice of history instead. After all, those gorgeous 1950's actor's iconic status remains today so why not go for the look yourself and dazzle your friends with some 1950's glamour.

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1940's Men's Fashion - A Time of Transformation Toward the Swing Era

1940's Men's Fashion - A Time of Transformation Toward the Swing Era
By Jackie D.

As the Great Depression came to an end and World War II was descending onto the globe, the 1940s became cemented in human history as a pivotal decade.  This time period brought on a dramatic shift in men's fashion.  In fact, some people consider the 1940s as one last great hurrah in the elegance and style of men's fashion.

Influence of World War II

Because World War II was taking its toll on Europe in the early 1940s, Italy and Paris were no longer the fashion leaders.  It was during this time that strict rationing was the norm in many places, including the United Kingdom and the United States, which meant that fashion designers had plenty of challenges when it came to making clothes.  Fashion quickly became more about substance and functionality than style.

During the early 1940s men's fashion was to be transformed forever.  In wartime, natural fibers were reserved for uniforms and military wear.  Practical, sturdy clothing became the norm.  It was during this time that men's suits actually lost the vests, pocket flaps, and trouser cuffs to conserve material.  At the end of the war, men's fashion changed again, and perhaps became one of the most iconic periods in recent history.

Swing Era in Full Swing

In the mid-1940s, the Swing Era boomed onto the scene and so did the Zoot suit.  Designers began to create more stylish outfits meaning that men's suits were full-cut again.  The double-breasted suit, wider trousers, and oversized longer jackets quickly became in vogue.  The pants were particularly different from decades past with low crotches, high waists, and narrow ankles.  Additionally, shirts and coats began to be made in a full range of vibrant colors including peach, blue-grey, cedar, and putty.  This exciting change also influenced the neckties, which were previously traditional and almost boring.

Flamboyant Neckties

Men's ties of the 1940s were something to be seen!  Hand-painted shaped silk neckties were all the rage and were made to appeal to every taste and style.  The designs ranged from elegant to quite exotic and borderline strange for the time.  It was not shocking to see brightly colored geometric designs or even pin-up girls painted onto neckwear.  They were secured with equally flamboyant tie pins and clips.  Neckties became a personality-defining accessory that many men took advantage of. 

Men who chose not to wear the more flamboyant neckwear opted for solid colors of red, blue, or white stripes.  Regardless of pattern or color, neckties were quite wide and fairly short.  However, all of them were worn mostly in Windsor knots. 

Accessories that Make the Man

It was during this time that accessories began to really make the man.  Aside from ties, hats and shoes became quite influential.  It was during this decade that the wide-brimmed fedora made its mark on history.  The shoe of choice quickly became the wingtip, reminiscent of the 1930s with one sure difference - two tone designs.  However, black patent leather dress shoes also became quite popular.  Other popular accessories for men in the 1940s included good cufflinks and tricked out suspenders.  Suspenders are a direct throwback to wartime when all the leather went to the military rather than to the public for belts.  


Though the decades leading into the 1940s were quite desperate, men's fashion became more exciting, flattering, and opulent during this time.  We often think back on men's fashion and the daring styles remind us of swing-dancing and gangsters.  Today, we can see the influence of the 1940s in the most elegant and classy of men's fashion design.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

History of Wrangler jeans brand

Wrangler is one of the three most popular American jeans brands. And here is the story of how this brand was born.
It all stated in 1897 when a 20-year-old young man called S.S. Hudson came to a small textile town of Greensboro, North Carolina, to find a job. The first job offer Mr. Hudson managed to find was sewing buttons on a factory for 25 cents a day. And in seven years the factory went bankrupt. 1904 S.S. Hudson bought a couple of sewing machines, rented a room on the second floor of a grocery shop and registered his own company under the name of “Hudson Overall Co.”. The company turned out to be quite a success and 15 years after its establishment it opened the first jeans manufacturing factory. Railroad men liked Hudson’s creations to such extent, that they even presented him with a bell, which in course of time became blue because of small particles of indigo color. S.S. Hudson was inspired and renamed his company, which was then called “Blue Bell Overall Co.”. 1926 he sold a successfully running company to a textile manufacture “Big Ben” for a hatful of money – 585 thousand dollars.
Six years later the new owner of the company presented new overalls “Super Big Ben Overalls”, which would practically not shrink after washing. The overalls didn’t lose their form and didn’t become shorter, which caused a sensation in those days! It is not surprising that this event laid a foundation for modern standards of textile industry.
1943 the company bought another firm manufacturing overalls, “Casey Jones” together with the rights for a rarely used trademark “Wrangler” (which means “rancher”). The idea was to manufacture special cowboy trousers surpassing all competitors on the market. However, the conception was realized only in 1947, the official year of Wrangler jeans creation.
The breakthrough happened thanks to another textile innovation – broken twill denim. Such texture provided balanced structure of the fabric, which from now on no longer intertwined around cowboy’s legs while wearing. Besides the new customized denim cloth turned out to be softer than traditional herringbone one. The jeans were designed by a famous cowboy tailor Rodeo Ben – Ben Lichtenstein – and were for the next two years advertised for by American rodeo celebrities like Jim Shoulders, Bill Pindermann and Frekless Brown. Three of them constantly appeared wearing 13MWZ jeans model by Wrangler, which happened to be the best advertising campaign ever and the most convincing argument for quality and originality.
Peculiarities of these designer jeans were dictated by their cowboy nature – they were meant for those who ride a horse. Waist cut prevented a shirt from riding up and trouser legs were a bit longer than normal which prevented them from coming up as well. Triumphant progress of new trademark started. 1974 custom tailored jeans by Wrangler were recognized as official clothes of “Rodeo cowboys association” in the USA.
However, the brand didn’t want to limit itself with American market only. 1962 Blue Bell became the first American clothes company to open a denim factory in Europe. Wrangler jeans become here no less popular than in the USA: a year later “Newsweek” magazine calls European teenager “a surprise in Wrangler cover”.
In 1996 each fifth pair of jeans sold in the USA was manufactured by Wrangler. Today the brand exploits not only the cowboy theme, but also Western roots and tradition. Besides, nowadays the trademark manufactures a line of clothes for hunters and sportsmen called “ProGear”. A “W” letter embroidered on the back pockets has become to one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. In Europe the brand is represented in 22 countries. In the same way as before Wrangler embodies the spirit of explorers and pioneers, bright individuals, hardworking, free and self-confident – the true values of Western civilization (see custom jeans articles).

Little Black Dresses

Author: Styleshake

The little black dress is a timeless classic, pioneered by Coco Chanel, who liberated us from corsets and frills, so it’s a statement of independence and elegance. Coco intended for the little black dress to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable and accessible and to the widest market possible, which it is without doubt what it is deemed today.
The little black dress is easy to wear and easy to style, an elegant black dress can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate accessories for the evening. Wearing your dress with a blazer or sweater and some knee length boots is a great look for work or an interview.
A girl must always have the perfect LBD in her wardrobe as it will always make you look elegant and glamorous. One can never go wrong with a little black dress. They add versatility to your wardrobe making it well worth the purchase. Black never fades, it always goes with the trends and you can mix and match it with anything. You can choose your perfect LBD to suit your size and shape. You don't have to be a skinny stick to wear one. More voluptuous girls can wear them
too. The LBD is perfect for that slimming affect.
Your dress can also go on holiday with you and will be perfect for a stunning look quickly. Whether you're heading off to a class reunion or walking the decks of a cruise ship, the little black dress is a no-fail option. Look for details that flatter your shape (strapless to show off great shoulders; waist details to optimize an hourglass shape) and pick a length anywhere from mini to right below the knee for the most versatile look. Be sure to choose a material
that resists wrinkles and dries quickly and you are ready for any fashion emergency. An LBD is a wardrobe staple that will go with all your new fashion finds from magpie antique jewels to colourful shoes and jazzy tights. Black fashion is a staple on the international

catwalks and is a shade that people will never tire of seeing it’s poetic and romantic with a hint of sensuality.
Famous little black dresses include Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, who epitomised the style of Coco Chanel, adorning her LBD with pearls in the film. Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, was known to own several little black dresses and said much in praise of the garments. She was quoted saying: “When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”

Edith Piaf, the French folk icon, performed in a black sheath dress throughout her career, for this habit she was nicknamed “little black sparrow." It was thought that the dress helped audiences to focus more on Edith Piaf's singing and less on her appearance.

Black is slimming and is great when we don’t have the time or inclination to go to the gym. Great for the more fuller-figure lady as it will create a more svelte silhouette. It is the answer to every, ‘what should I wear to the’ question, from cocktail parties, night-clubs to the theatre.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Supermodel Helena Christensen

Christensen appeared on many magazine covers and in fashion campaigns during 1990s. She was in the Victoria's Secret catalog and in their television commercials as one of the signature Angels, along with Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Rebecca Romijn, and Stephanie Seymour. She also became a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics.

Helena Christensen at Fashion Model Directory

Friday, August 7, 2009

Shanghai fashion show

ute models of Shanghai
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cinderella Prom Dresses

Author: sophia

Cinderella prom dresses can come in many different designs and styles each design has its own unique interest and detail. Every one of these dresses can have very different cuts and it is important to understand what figures they best suit. Cinderella prom dresses are not just dresses made up from layer and layer of fabric and netting. They can also be bustled and have picked up skirts. These Victorian style Cinderella prom dresses are becoming more and trendier every day with a lot of young girls choosing these over the fairytale fluffy Cinderella style prom dresses. The new trend for this style Cinderella prom dresses has opened up a whole new range of simply stylish gowns. The styles to look out for this season are including the return of the polka dot, wide sashes in clashing colors and balloon style hemlines. Compared to last year's collection this year's designs have really taken on a whole new life.

Types of Cinderella Prom Dresses:

Dropped waist

The Cinderella prom dresses with a dropped waist can improve you overall silhouette. The full skirt flows gracefully out from the hip line emphasizing your waist. If you choose this as a strapless design then you can dress up your bare shoulders with a lavish necklace or shoulder wrap. Remember to choose designs where the embellishment is concentrated around the body features you want to show off. Beading and sequins can draw the eyes in. so if you want people to look at you waist, make sure most of the details are in this area.


These prom dresses go a step further than the dropped waist. They have a fitted bodice which closely hugs your thighs and then the full skirt flows out the same. These style dresses are more suited to the hourglass figure, but can add curves to the skinner figures. This look is very Hollywood and can look very glamorous but you may need some practice before the prom night, sitting and dancing can be perfected in your bedroom.

Square Cut

The square cut neckline is a very flattering cut. This look is more suited towards the bigger bust line as the straight cut across the bust tends to gape forward on the more flatter bust lines. Alterations can improve this fit but make sure the front is sitting flat against your chest and make sure you stoop down rather than bend forward.

Sweet heart

Sweet heart necklines are excellent for figures with a flatter chest. The extra shape detail on the bust can give the illusion that there is more there than there really is. Again with this style prom dress the fitting around the bust is very important and a few alterations may be necessary for the bust line to lay flat.

Plunging neckline

The plunging neckline has been seen on evening dresses for a number of seasons but now designers like Alyce Designs, Xcite and Xtreme have incorporated this dramatic sexy detail into the Cinderella prom dresses. Although this look is very daring it is still a show stopper. You with definitely need some lingerie tape with you during the night in case the front starts to gape away from the body.

Halter neck

Cinderella prom dresses are perfect styles for emphasizing your best features. Halter neck designs are perfect for framing your face and drawing the eyes to your upper body. The dramatic neck straps can keep the back of the dress open and your shoulders will not look as bare as if you had chosen a strapless design. When choosing this style it is best to find one with beading and sequins around the neckline this can eliminate the need for a necklace which may look lost against the fabric.

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How To Choose Right Swimwear

Author: Click For

As the temperatures rise, you may begin to think of beaches, swimming pools, and the dreaded trip to the department store to pick out swimwear in plus size. More than ever, there are a multitude of different styles, colors, and fabrics that are available to full figured women.

Selecting the right swimwear for you is an intensely personal choice that's driven by a whole lot more than just price, color, style and size. This is why the majority of women you talk to will tell you that buying swimwear is one of the most frustrating experiences associated with buying clots.

Swimsuit For Swimming

If you're into swimming, definitely get a one-piece. Find one that doesn't cut

into the shoulders, has comfortable, stretchy fabric and doesn't creep up the

backside. Forget bikini strings. You just don't want anything to come undone while

you're doing laps or snorkeling off a crowded beach.

Hourglass figure

An hourglass figure? You don't really need help with swimwear with a figure like yours. Still, you can mess up your look if you wear ill-fitting swimwear or a bikini top or swimwear top that doesn't provide enough support for your breasts if yours are heavy.

Curvy figures

• Halter necks with broad bands provide support for fuller busts.

• Hipster bottoms add an illusion of height to shorter bodies and legs.

• Block colours or simple patterns work well on bigger girls.

The Moontide Cocoa & Red Reversible Halter Swimsuit Top and Moontide Safari Trim Hipster

If you are just looking to take a mommy and me swim class with a toddler while expecting or participate in a mom's aqua- aerobics class or simply prefer the one piece look, a texture heart style is a great all purpose suit and at a lower price due to a lighter less supportive fabric. This suit is very stretchy and has a shelf bra. The straps criss-cross in the back to form the shape of a heart.

A Big Tummy

If you do have a big tummy then look, for swimwear with different colours and vertical panels down each side. This will give the illusion of a slimmer body and will also streamline your shape. Don't let it all hang out in a bikini, it won't make you feel good.

One piece maternity swimwear is very pretty - if you don't mind your tummy sticking out, as you can definitely see your shape as the suit hugs your belly. If you don't want to look pregnant that much, then the full coverage styles, which are longer in the front are better for you.

Just remember that nobody has the perfect body and whatever you see on the magazines and billboards is nothing but digitally edited images. You have to trust that you also have certain aspects of your body that you can emphasize with a swimsuit such that you'll feel good about yourself when you're at the beach or lounging around the pool.

Ready to go?

Becoming a swimwear designer sounds like a daunting task, particularly if you plan to launch your own designer swimwear label. But while difficulties and challenges lie ahead, being a swimwear designer is extremely rewarding, and a whole lot of fun! And when designing swimwear is your passion in life, there's nothing better

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Australian Fashion Trends

Author: Abbey Turnbull

Fashion is all about being comfortable in what you are and looking great! Who doesn’t want to be fashionable! Irrespective of whether you are aware of the ongoing fashion trends or not, looking stylish and being fashionable has always been something you have craved for. Fashion varies with time and location. People of different place have different fashion taste. The fashion trends of different places around the world are exclusive in their own way. For example, modern Australia has a unique fashion style that can be clearly distinguished from European fashion lines. Australian fashion has a lot more casual approach compared to European fashion. Australian fashion also reflects a vivacious, creative, rich in color, fresh and exuberant style.

Melbourne, better known as Australia’s fashion capital, recently hosted the Melbourne Fashion Festival. This was an extremely successful fashion event in Australia. Australia also hosted the biannual Australian Fashion Week. The fashion clothing and fashion accessories that were displayed in such fashion events were truly mesmerizing. Such event’s core objective is to engage and excite the public about fashion. It’s because of such famous fashion events that Australian fashion industry has grown so much. One of Australia’s most well-known cities, Sydney, has the most dynamic, exhilarating and modern fashion scene in the country. Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa, sass & bide and Mambo are some of the famous fashion names that embellishes Sydney fashion world. Some of the famous fashion zones at Sydney are Oxford Street Paddington for smart street wear, King Street Newtown for anything avant-garde, Gould Street Bondi for beachwear and street wear boutiques, Darling Street Balmain for cool and casual, Castlereagh Street City for luxury labels, Crown Street Surry Hills for up-coming designers.

Australian fashion labels are now sought after around the world because of their innovative designs. Australian fashion designers are now influencing what others around the world will wear. The bold colours of sunny Australian beaches and the starkly contrasting hues of the country’s central desert landscapes are captured in Australia’s fashion palette. Major fashion capitals through out the world, are actively seeking out creative Australian designs. As fashion has become such a successful export market for Australia, employment opportunities has also grown in the fashion manufacturing industry and other fashion-oriented careers such as fashion journalism, fashion styling, make-up and hair styling, fashion photography and modelling. Fashion models like Elle McPherson, Miranda Kerr, Gemma Ward and Megan Gale have reinforced Australia’s image as a modern, fun and fresh culture. Australia excels in latest fashion trends for both men’s as well as women’s fashion. Visit different fashion websites and fashion forums of Australia to know more about them.

Australian fashion industry truly reflects the sophisticated, cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of Australian society. The products of Australian designers will make you have an exclusive style statement of your own. So next time you think of upgrading your wardrobe, don’t forget to check out the designs of Australian fashion designers. Have a look at them and pick the one that suits you the best. Be stylish always!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mary Pickford famous

By the early 1900s, acting had become a family enterprise, as Pickford, her mother and two younger siblings toured the United States by rail in third-rate companies and plays. After six impoverished years, Pickford gave herself a single summer to land a leading role on Broadway, planning to quit acting if she failed. She landed a supporting role in a 1907 Broadway play, The Warrens of Virginia. The play was written by William C. deMille, whose brother, the then-unknown Cecil B. DeMille, also appeared in the cast. David Belasco, the producer of the play, insisted that Gladys Smith assume the stage name Mary Pickford. After completing the Broadway run and touring the play, however, Pickford was once again out of work.

Throughout her career, Pickford starred in 52 features. In 1916, Pickford would also sign a new contract with Zukor that granted her full authority over the production of the films she starred in,[10] and also a record breaking salary of $10,000.00 a week. Occasionally, she played a child, in films like The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), and Daddy-Long-Legs (1919). These "Little Girl" roles are superbly done, and Pickford's fans were devoted to them. But the roles aren't typical of her career, nor did Pickford appear exclusively as children in silent film.

'Glad Girl' 1920's Star

Friday, July 31, 2009

Olivia De Berardinis

American painter of pin-up art and erotic art.
Olivia De Berardinis - Let the eat Ccheesecake - 1993
She attended the New York School of Visual Arts, and became involved in the minimalist art movement while there. She began drawing and painting pin-ups in the mid 1970s, then began painting erotic fantasies for men's magazines.
Olivia has had shows of her artwork throughout the United States and Japan, and her work is collected by fans worldwide. Over 200 limited editions have been published, and an original Olivia painting now appears in each issue of Playboy magazine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Muslim woman's dressing

Turkish Muslim woman's clothes

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nylon stockings

In the 1920s the fashionable hemline for women's skirts and dresses began to rise enough to show a woman's legs and sheer hosiery that covered the legs was only available as stockings. They were first made of silk or rayon (then known as "artificial silk"), and after 1940 with nylon.
Movie Clips Of The 50s

Made nylon pantyhose

Topmodel Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova's Runway Moments

Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Valentina Schlee

Curator and historian Kohle Yohannan takes us inside the world of America's first celebrity designer.

Valentina opened a small couture dress house, Valentina's Gowns on Madison Avenue in 1928. Her first stage commission was costumes for Judith Anderson in 1933's Come of Age. The costumes were better received than the play, and established her reputation as a designer for the stage.[2] Valentina dressed such actresses of the era as Lynn Fontanne, Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Gertrude Lawrence, and Katharine Hepburn. Her Broadway successes included the costumes for the stage version of The Philadelphia Story. She also dressed prominent New York society women including members of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families. In 1950 Valentina also introduced a perfume, "My Own".
Valentina's made-to-measure, flowing styles combined the intricate bias cut of Madeleine Vionnet and the grace of gowns by Alix Gres. "Simplicity survives the changes of fashion," she said in the late 1940s. "Women of chic are wearing now dresses they bought from me in 1936. Fit the century, forget the year. wiki

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lucille Ball retro star

Lucille Ball in a Pop Music Video

This is Lucy as you've probably never seen her before! In what may be the prototype for the modern music video, from 1966 this is about Lucy Carmichael (Lucille Ball) getting in with the local "mod" scene in London.
The 1960 Broadway musical Wildcat was a successful sell-out that ended its run early when Ball became too ill to continue in the show.[43] The show was the source of the song she made famous, "Hey, Look Me Over", which she performed with Paula Stewart on The Ed Sullivan Show. She made a few more movies including Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968), and the musical Mame (1974), and two more successful long-running sitcoms for CBS: The Lucy Show (1962–68), which costarred Vance and Gale Gordon, and Here's Lucy (1968–74), which also featured Gordon, as well Lucy's real life children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. Ball appeared on the Dick Cavett show and spoke of her history and life with Arnaz. She insisted that Mame was by far one of her most favorite "family" movies she had ever done. During that interview, Ball revealed how she felt about other actors and actresses as well as her love for Arnaz. She continued by telling Dick that the success to her life was, getting rid of what was wrong and replacing it with what is right. (Talking about her divorce from Arnaz and marriage to Morton) Lucy also reveals in this interview that the strangest thing to ever happen to her was after she had some dental work completed and after placing lead fillings in her teeth, she started hearing radio stations in her head.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

1950s Perfume

1950s jewelry and perfume was simple and classic. Learn how to dress retro with these 1950 women's fashion tips in this free video.

Friday, June 5, 2009

London's Best Fashion Spots

We take a look at Hot new designer William Tempest as well as talk to the outspoken Authors, Tracey and Russle Roseof 'Fashion Fabulous London'- a totoally independent guide to shops, markets, boutiques, flagship stores, vintage stores and every possible fashion shop in London.

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Fashion Show 1960 and 1968

Original early 60's and 1968 Fashion Prints sold on my ebay store I decided to open an ebay store I sell my huge collection of prints, fashion patterns and celebrity magazines, because I want to make some extra money to help cats without a home in my mummy's village and surroundings. They expecially need veterinary cares.

Rero fashion1800-1970

A personal collection of fashion images from 1800-1970. Made into a slide-show.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

40s Women's Fashion

"...Theres just no sense in making the skirts longer, if people do then there'll be fewer of them." A wise man, that Mr Wilson.

By the early 1930s, the "drape cut" or "London Drape" suit championed by Frederick Scholte, tailor to the Prince of Wales, was taking the world of men's fashion by storm. The new suit was softer and more flexible in construction than the suits of the previous generation; extra fabric in the shoulder and armscye, light padding, a slightly nipped waist, and fuller sleeves tapered at the wrist resulted in a cut with flattering folds or drapes front and back that enhanced a man's figure. The straight leg wide-trousers that men had worn in the 1920s also became tapered at the bottom for the first time around 1935. The new suit was adopted enthusiastically by Hollywood stars including Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, and Gary Cooper, who became the new fashion trendsetters after the Prince's abdication and exile. By the early 1940s, Hollywood tailors had exaggerated the drape to the point of caricature, outfitting film noir mobsters and private eyes in suits with heavily padded chests, enormous shoulders, and wide flowing trousers. Musicians and other fashion experimenters adopted the most extreme form of the drape, the zoot suit, with very high waists, pegged trousers, and long coats.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

70s vintage furniture

Back in 70's, this exhibition in London showed what people thought furniture would look like in the 21st century.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fashion 1959

Fashion 1959 part one

The dominance of interesting fabrics as a source of inspiration to the designer and as a lure to the consumer was more apparent than ever in 1959 fashions. Opulence and elegance were synonymous; silks were so rich and impressive in "body" and design that they recalled the Edwardian and Victorian eras. Tweeds were more fine and often mixed with silk. Cottons were superfine and ultra-feminine, with batiste and cotton chiffon prominently reintroduced. clothes in wool invariably stressed light weight and suppleness, and many were as porous as knits.

Monday, March 16, 2009

40s Coro Jewelry

The Coro costume jewelry company started doing business in 1901, producing jewelry under several brand names, including Corocraft. Some of their more notable products include the Coro Duettes, Coro Tremblers, Coro Door Knockers and Coro Crown Pins.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Donyale Luna - First African American Supermodel

Donyale Luna was the first notable African American model and the first black cover girl.

She appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar in January 1965 while under an exclusive contract to the photographer Richard Avedon.
An article in Time magazine published on 1 April 1966, "The Luna Year", described the dramatically thin , 6 foot 2 model as
"a new heavenly body in the world of Fashion".
Donyale Luna, was unquestionably the hottest model in Europe. She is only 20, hails from Detroit, and is not to be missed."

1920's hairstyle

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Glamourous and Fabulous

Glamourous and Fabulous There are many ways to shine in this world, most importantly we must all shine from the inside out! Now, why not shine beyond that and let yourself express who you are by showing off your assets! What better way to show off than to wear amazing glamourous jeans and more importantly to stand out from a crowd and let people be amazed how much you really do shine!

60s skirts

The sixties fashion in England.

60s Mini skirts

Sunday, March 1, 2009

1950's poodle skirt

Poodle skirt is a wide swing skirt view of the solid bold color display design appliquéd or transferred to fabric. Design is often coiffed French poodle. Newer substitutes poodle patch includes flamingos, flowers, and Hot Rod cars. Hemlines were knee or just below it.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Peru Fashion

Peru Fashion Night
Models from Peru, Brazil and Argentina have bared almost all at a lingerie and bikini event at Peru fashion show.

Indian Salwar Kameez

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Indian Salwar kameez is the most preferred dress for Asian women. School going teens to old age women, every one prefers salwar kameez to any other form of dress. The dress is easy to wear.

It covers entire body, looks graceful without ever giving feel of orthodoxy. Light cotton fabric used in above Indian salwar kameez provides extra comfort. The dress is loose fit by design. Therefore it is also preferred maternity dress.
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Georgette Saree

Pure Georgette Saree:
Feel passionate with this intricate mustard pure georgette saree having silk patch and sequins border work along with same material blouse.

This sort of stylish saree is ready to make you look very elegant and graceful

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Gypsy skirts

Mirage Bellydancers performing a gypsy skirt dance.

Custom made Bellydance costumes and Jewelry Gypsy skirt, Banjara skirt, tribal skirt, Bellydance skirts, choli, harem pants, veils , kuchi cuff, Necklace, earrings etc.

80s skirts

80s Skirts in the City
Every decade seems to have some skirts you can make fun of: poodle-, mini-, peasant-, slit-. Until the 90s. That's when skirts started to disappear from the city landscape, and that reduced the chances that you could see well-dressed legs stepping on down the street.

Broomstick skirt, a light-weight ankle length skirt with many crumpled pleats formed by compressing and twisting the garment while wet, such as around a broomstick.
1980s and on.

80's mini skirt.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ra-ra Skirt

The rah-rah skirt was a short flounced skirt that became popular in about 1982 and remained fashionable, mostly among teenage girls, for several years. It was derived from the skirts worn by cheer-leaders at American sporting and other events and, as the Oxford Dictionary noted, was the first successful attempt to revive the mini-skirt that had been introduced in the mid 1960s.

60's Model Jean Shrimpton

Shrimpton graduated from Lucie Clayton's modelling school at the age of 17 in 1960.
By the time she was 18, Shrimpton was already internationally famous with her face having appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair magazines.

In 1965, Shrimpton caused a sensation in Melbourne, Australia, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby race during Melbourne Cup week. She shocked everybody by wearing a daring white shift dress which ended 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) above her knees, a forerunner of the miniskirt which became a worldwide craze (this dress was designed and made by the young fashion designer, Colin Rolfe). To make things worse she wore no hat, stockings or gloves and wore a man's watch, which was very unusual at the time. Shrimpton was blissfully unaware she would cause such reactions among the then prim Melbourne community and media.

Latex miniskirt

In the 1980s, short skirts began to re-emerge, notably in the form of "rah-rahs", which were modeled on those worn by female cheerleaders at sporting and other events. In the mid-80s the "puffball" skirt enjoyed short term popularity, being worn by, among others, the Princess of Wales and singers Pepsi and Shirlie. Many women began to incorporate the miniskirt into their business attire, a trend which grew during the remainder of the century.

Models in Thong

Thongs are descended from the earliest form of clothing, the loincloth, which were generally a male’s clothing item, the reverse of modern Western culture where the thong has more acceptance among women. It is thought that they were originally developed to hide the male anatomy by primitive peoples. In modern clothing, thongs first became popular as a swimsuit style in Brazil. The origin of the word "thong" is from the Old English thwong, a flexible leather cord.

More than 60 models from Peru, Brazil and Argentina have bared almost all at a lingerie and bikini event at Peru's annual fashion show.

The wearing of thong swimwear on the beach is fairly common in the Southern European countries and on the tropical beaches of South America and Florida. They are generally accepted or tolerated in most western countries, including most of Europe, North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia. They are banned or highly discouraged in some places, including some Muslim countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, but also in a few western locations such as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

Bettie Page career

Bettie Page was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.
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Following her divorce, Page worked briefly in San Francisco, and in Haiti. She moved to New York City, where she hoped to find work as an actress. In the meantime, she supported herself by working as a secretary. In 1950, while walking along the Coney Island shore, she met Jerry Tibbs, a police officer with an interest in photography. She was a willing model, and Tibbs took pictures of her and put together her first pinup portfolio.

In the late 1940s, what were known as camera clubs were formed as a means of circumventing legal restrictions on the production of nude photos. These clubs existed ostensibly to promote artistic photography, but many were merely fronts for the making of pornography. Page entered the field of glamour photography as a popular camera club model, working initially with photographer Cass Carr. Her lack of inhibition in posing made her a hit. Her name and image became quickly known in the erotic photography industry, and in 1951, her image appeared in men's magazines with names like Wink, Titter, Eyefull and Beauty Parade.

From 1952 through 1957, she posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs with pin-up, bondage or sadomasochistic themes, making her the first famous bondage model. Klaw also used Page in dozens of short black-and-white 8mm and 16mm "specialty" films which catered to specific requests from his clientele. These silent featurettes showed women clad in lingerie and high heels acting out fetishistic scenarios of abduction, domination, and slave-training with bondage, spanking, and elaborate leather costumes and restraints. Page alternated between playing a stern dominatrix and a helpless victim bound hand and foot. Klaw also produced a line of still photos taken during these sessions. Some have become iconic images, such as his highest-selling photo of Page shown gagged and bound in a web of ropes from the film Leopard Bikini Bound. Although these underground features had the same crude style and clandestine distribution as the pornographic "stag" films of the time, Klaw's all-female films (and still photos) never featured any nudity or explicit sexual content.
In 1953, Page took acting classes at the Herbert Berghoff Studios, which led to several roles on stage and television. She appeared on The United States Steel Hour and the The Jackie Gleason Show. Her off-Broadway productions included Time is a Thief and Sunday Costs Five Pesos. Page acted and danced in the feature-length burlesque revue film Striporama by Jerald Intrator. She was given a brief speaking role, the only time her voice has been captured on film. She then appeared in two more burlesque films by Irving Klaw (Teaserama and Varietease). These featured exotic dance routines and vignettes by Page and well-known striptease artists Lili St. Cyr and Tempest Storm. All three films were mildly risque, but none showed any nudity or overtly sexual content.

In 1954, during one of her annual pilgrimages to Miami, Florida, Page met photographers Jan Caldwell, H. W. Hannau and Bunny Yeager. At that time, Page was the top pin-up model in New York. Yeager, a former model and aspiring photographer, signed Page for a photo session at the now-closed wildlife park Africa USA in Boca Raton, Florida. The Jungle Bettie photographs from this shoot are among her most celebrated. They include nude shots with a pair of cheetahs named Mojah and Mbili. The leopard skin patterned Jungle Girl outfit she wore was made, along with much of her lingerie, by Page herself. A large collection of the Yeager photos, and Klaw's, were published in the book Bettie Page Confidential (St. Martin's Press, 1994).
After Yeager sent shots of Page to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, he selected one to use as the Playmate of the Month centerfold in the January 1955 issue of the two-year-old magazine. The famous photo shows Page, wearing only a Santa hat, kneeling before a Christmas tree holding an ornament and playfully winking at the camera. In 1955, Bettie won the title "Miss Pinup Girl of the World". She also became known as "The Queen of Curves" and "The Dark Angel".
While pin-up and glamour models frequently have careers measured in months, Page was in demand for several years, continuing to model until 1957. Although she frequently posed nude, she never appeared in scenes with explicit sexual content. The reasons reported for her departure from modeling vary. Some reports mention the Kefauver Hearings of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency (after a young man apparently died during a session of bondage which was rumored to be inspired by Page), which ended Klaw's bondage and S&M mail-order photography business. In fact, the United States Congress called her to testify to explain the photos in which she appeared. While she was excused from appearing before the committee, the print negatives of many of her photos were destroyed by court order. For many years after, the negatives that survived were illegal to print.[citation needed]

However, the most obvious reason for ending her modeling career was her conversion to Christianity while living in Key West, Florida in 1959 in combination with the 1957 trials, after which she severed all contact with her prior life.

Gee string

A G-string is a type of underwear, a narrow piece of cloth, leather, or plastic that covers or holds the genitals, passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as swimwear or underwear by both men and women.

Visible Panty Line

The taboo in many cultures against showing one's underwear means that panty lines are generally considered undesirable and embarrassing. At the same time, this also makes Visible Panty Line an attribute of erotic clothing. Its erotic value leads to women and fashion designers paying a lot of attention to lingerie that will be worn under a see-through garment.

Modern Leggings

Opaque leggings may be worn by women without a skirt. Unless the woman is also wearing a very long top, the bottom will be exposed. There may be a visible panty line.
By the early-1990s, leggings were actually outselling jeans in many parts of the United States, but a backlash of sorts occurred in the mid-late '90s regarding the clothing item. Men have also begun to wear leggings more frequently in recent years as long underwear, and for more casual physical activities such as walking, hiking or gardening, replacing the old standby, sweatpants. Leggings are also worn as a fashion trend by men on the London electro-music scene.

In 2005, leggings began to make a "comeback" into the world of high fashion, particularly in indie culture, by pairing capri-length leggings with mini skirts with this resurgence continuing into 2006 and 2007. This resurgence coincided with the popularity of boho-chic as a general style of fashion. Consequently, leggings are also now popular to wear with oversized, long sweaters. This trend towards tight pants can alternately be seen in the resurgence of skinny jeans. Some attribute this renewed popularity of leggings to supermodel Kate Moss' personal fashion sense.