Corsets & the Evolving Shape of Women 1900-1920s.

by Sheryl Jaeger The objective of corsets was to improve on the body type of every woman. Emphasis was on the waist. By the 1880s the corset had become an elegant and desirable object in a woman’s wardrobe with much attention paid to its design and execution. Corset makers and manufacturers took great pride in […]

Fashion in the Edwardian Era: c.1900.

Women’s Fashion of Edwardian Era: The Period of the Gowns Photographic portraits of Edwardian women’s fashion demonstrates a simplification in fashion from the Victorian era. However, there was more creativity and innovation, especially with gowns. These glamorous photos of women in their gowns from the 1900s will prove this. Source: Women’s Fashion of Edwardian Era: […]

Stylish Dressers from Yesteryear.

Fashion goes round in circles. At least to a certain extent, the fashions of the past will become the fashions of the future. When we look back to photos of the post-war era of 1940-1960, all we see is classy people that definitely knew how to dress.   Source: vintage everyday: 50 Vintage Fashion Photos […]

Fashion photography by Vogue.

Gloria Swanson, 1924. All photographs courtesy of Lumas Gallery. Photograph: Edward Steichen/VOGUE Archive Collection From Gloria Swanson to Kate Moss, desert starkness to urban grit, a new exhibition cherrypicks the most arresting images from every era of fashion photography. Snapshot, 1956. Photograph: Richard Rutledge/VOGUE Archive Collection Anouk Aimée, 1965. Photograph: Bert Stern/VOGUE Archive Collection Sun, […]

Dressing Up for the Telephone, c. 1900.

How to Dress When Using Your Telephone, ca. 1900s. These beautiful vintage black and white photograph show young women posed using telephones in the early 20th century. See more Images via vintage everyday: fashion

1950s Men’s Hairstyles.

All I can say as an old Aussie who was a youngster in the 1950s is that I wish our Aussie barbers were as good as these American barbers back then. So I put I put a picture on the front of  Vincent D. “Gomer Pyle” from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” which is more […]

Edwardian Women & their Gigantic Hats.

Looking at the favourite Fashion Style of Women From the early Years of the 20th Century one feels that women from the Edwardian era favoured very weighty looking-fashion styles, from big gowns to giant hats. Although diverse in shapes, it’s really hard to wear these hats now. Beautiful? Take a look… Source: vintage everyday: Giant […]

The Early Hair Dryers from Hell, c.1930s.

Before the invention of hair dryers, women would often attach hoses to the exhaust ends of vacuum cleaners to blow-dry their hair. A woman sits under a chrome-plated hair dryer, 1928. (Keystone-France/Getty Images)c. 1928 (Corbis) A stylist uses a freestanding dryer to blow dry a client’s hair with controlled precision at the Hairdressing Fair of […]

Modeling a Prada dress in a sinking boat.

In the gloaming … Amber Valletta on the Tiber. Photograph: Glen Luchford by Nell Frizzell We had to shut the river Tiber in Rome for this picture. It’s expensive to shut down a whole river, but this was for the Prada 1997 autumn/winter campaign, so we had the budget for it. You can’t see them, […]

‘The Roaring Twenties.’

The 1920’s were most popular for the Flapper dress which is easily associated with the “Roaring Twenties”. The Flapper dress had a drop waist, which gave women a more boyish figure which was popular at the time. The low hemlines were also popular because it allowed women to kick up their heels in dances such […]