Saturday, 26 January 2013

New Hair and Recent Purchases

Hello again! I completely forgot to mention yesterday that I also got my hair cut.  I am still not too sure if I like it yet, considering I still am not sure how to curl it. It now feels so much healthier though, which is quite nice.

Here is a photo of it the day after I got it cut. I was slightly inspired by Grace Kelly with this new haircut, though I did want it a bit shorter. I asked for a chin length bob and I find it suits me quite well. It is also quite nice because when I'm wearing it straight, I think it looks quite 60's. 

Off of that topic, here are some purchases I made in the past few weeks I thought you may be interested in.

I found this 1940's black dress with dazzling green buttons for $20. It does have quite a few fade marks on it, but I still absolutely love it. 
I believe this nightgown was $6, and is from the 1960's.

                   I got this dress for $2 at Value Village. What a deal! I suspect it is hand made from the early 1960's or so.

That is all for today, thank you for reading! :)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Bomb Girls

Hello everyone! Sorry I have not updated in awhile, I was busy writing final this past week and now I am finally done. Today I am showing you some stills from the television show Bomb Girls. 

It is set in the 1940's and is about a group of girls working in a munitions factory. It is set in Ontario, Canada which is quite exciting I find haha, and it is a Canadian made show. The costumes in this are absolutely beautiful and are quite authentic. Here are some stills from the second season that I really like. 

If you are generally interested in the 1940's, I really suggest you watch this. Along with great costumes, it also has an interesting plot and quite a few funny moments. 

What shows set in the past do you watch? 

Monday, 14 January 2013

A Pattern Collection

   One thing most people don't know about me is that I have an absolutely huge collection of vintage patterns. Of course it is no surprise that most of them don't fit me, considering that most of them are from the 1950's or 60's. I have been quite lucky on my trips to Value Village lately finding some absolute beauties for extremely cheap, and even found two that are my size! Here are some glances into my collection and most of my favourites.

(Isn't this one amazing? I wish it was in my size)



Thursday, 10 January 2013

Fashion Inspiration from 1940

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't updated in awhile, I have been quite busy with school at the moment considering finals are coming up in two weeks. Anyways, today I would like to show some beautiful pictures, ads, and illustrations I found that offer great inspiration for a 1940's look.

(I think the light blue dress on the very top left is absolutely adorable! This add was from a 1948 Seventeen Magazine)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

An End and a Beginning

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful time during the holidays, and I wish you a happy new year. The last week has been extremely hectic for me. Here are some pictures from my instagram (vvvixen) describing how my week went.

This is the lovely view I awoke to on Christmas day. I traveled to Vancouver Island to visit family and it was quite nice being able to get away from the snow. Since I was on the island I also ate a lot of fresh smoked salmon. It was delicious. 

For Christmas I mainly received clothes and Doctor Who related presents. This was my absolute favourite though, because it has the first three stories ever shown. I just have to find time to watch it now. Also Doctor Who related, I thought the new episode was brilliant! I cannot wait to see the new modern day Clara. 

On the 26th I went boxing day shopping to a fairly small shop. They are located on the island and tend to have a mixture of modern and vintage clothing. I found three dresses and bought them all for only $60. I have to say that the dress on the left was my absolute favourite. It will be perfect for around Easter, and it is just so dainty. The red one has a front zipper and I absolutely love the colour of it. The black one on the right was deadstock and originally sold at Sears. The tag was still on it and it originally sold for only $14.

How were your holidays?
Anyways, thank you for reading my first post of 2013 and I hope you have a wonderful new year.