Wednesday, 24 February 2010
a little light reading
I've had a bit of a cold for the last few days, and got to enjoy a little reading. Here are some vintage books and magazines that I have. I picked up the 1957 British Vogue on Saturday. It is the August issue, which is perfect for me here in Australia, as we are heading into Autumn now. It's fun reading about what was coming into fashion then; I too am going to be wearing marmalade, greens, and black and white in the next few months, and I cannot wait for it to be cold enough for stockings again. Oh, and to look at those suits..! I have a beautiful 1940s one, and a 1950s styled one in grey, which will have a lot of outings. I've seen a few more vintage ones online, too, that I really rather want...
A few months ago I found this Beauty book. Written for Australian women in 1935, it is a gem, full of surprisingly modern and sensible tips; the focus is on health for beauty, as well as fashion and make up advice. It is also just fascinating reading about all the details from back then... like the vintage manicure (popular with bloggers today! It does look good) and the false eyelashes – which I will be donning when the temperature drops. I would like to share more of this book with you, if you'd like.
Finally, I have been mulling over these pictures from an early '30s (1930 or 1931, I can't remember, and it is buried deep in the text somewhere) film magazine. It has been a bit like having a kind of reverse time machine – some names very famous to us now are spoken of as new starlets, and wampas, who might or might not achieve silver screen immortality... and those gorgeous hair cuts! I need a hair cut desperately at the moment, and these make me want to lop off several inches and perfect the finger wave (and go blond again, too, but that just cannot happen!). I will show more of these pictures soon, I'm sure... there are some gorgeous dresses in there!
HOUSEKEEPING I have been a terrible blogger of late, and I have a lot of catching up to do with commenting – I am sorry. I am feeling much better now, and can get on to it :) I also need to update my blog roll – if you aren't on there and want to be, please just let me know, as I know there are several missing! xxx