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Sunday, April 19, 2015

how to create a vintage wardrobe

    Now that the school year is about over I will be able to post more often and today I will teach you how to obtain the vintage wardrobe you have been wanting. Lets get down to the basics, What time period is most appealing to you. Personally I have stuck with the downtown abbey era because it is the era that really speaks to me. The first thing you will need to is study up on the garments worn by the individuals during the era. For example if you are going for a 1950's kind of look you would probably be aiming for bullet bras, guarder belts, circle skirts and wiggle dresses.
    I don't have a million dollars to be spending on brand name vintage clothing so I opt for the more reasonable approach and buy clothing from second hand stores, flea markets and antique stores.  Sometimes the clothing you find may not be in tip top shape and some sewing skills may come in handy. Also the clothing does not have to be a true vintage clothing item, it can just look the part.
    I especially love the hair and makeup portion of the look it just ties it all together. If you would like to do research on the particular eras hairstyles and makeup there are many websites that specialize in hair and makeup of a certain era. ( I will list some below.)

Victorian and Edwardian- gibsonglamor.blogspot.com
1920's - 1950's- www.vintagehair.com
makeup and fashion  1900's- 1960's- glamourdaze.com

 



Images from google. 
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

1950's Christmas advertisements

since it is a week until Christmas i decided it would be merry to show you my favorite 1950's ads.
  
  

  
Pictures from- http://www.vintag.es/2013/12/30-vintage-christmas-ads-from-1950s.html


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

how to sew swatches of hair from the instructor in the art of hair work 1867

For sewing a switch on points, after weaving, take Berlin cord, about one-sixteenth of an inch thick, and tie a solid knot at the end, and sew the end of the weft to the knotted end of the cord; then wind the weft around the cord, as shown in cut, the length of point desired, turning the end of the cord over to form a loop. Cut the weft according to the number of points desired in the switch. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

1903 recipe for Hoe- Cake from THE EASIEST WAY IN HOUSEKEEPING AND COOKING

One quart of corn meal; one teaspoon full of salt; one tablespoonful of melted lard; one large cup of boiling water. Melt the lard in the water. Mix the salt with the meal, and pour on the water, stirring it into a dough. When cool, make either into one large oval cake or two smaller ones, and bake in the oven to a bright brown, which will take about half an hour; or make in small cakes, and bake slowly on a griddle, browning well on each side. Genuine hoe-cake is baked before an open fire on a board.



Picture from- http://elvaeats.blogspot.com/2010/08/recipe-hoe-cakes.html

New posting schedule!

I am so sorry for the lack of posting that has been going on I go to high school now and there is never enough time for posting between school and homework. So I decided to make an exact date for posting now that I have my schedule on track. The new posting date is on Mondays every week.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia. she made her ballet debut in 1899 and quickly became prima ballerina. Her breakthrough performance was in The Dying Swan in 1905, which became her main role. She joined the Ballet Russe in 1909 and formed her own company in 1911. Contracting double pneumonia while on tour, Pavlova died in 1931.
 

Info from - http://www.biography.com/people/anna-pavlova-9435343

Friday, August 22, 2014

The spirit photographs of William Hope

Sorry about the long wait my internet was shut down after I moved homes and didn't take the time to get internet until now. Anyway her are some photographs  of "ghosts".“These photographs of ‘spirits’ are taken from an album of photographs unearthed in a Lancashire second-hand and antiquarian bookshop by one of the National Media Museum’s curators. They were taken by a controversial medium called William Hope (1863-1933).

The spirit photographs of William Hope  A photograph of Welsh mediums and brothers Joe and Will Thomas.   The Thomas family claimed that the image superimposed over the sitters was the only photograph of their deceased grandmother in existence. Hope, however, would have used an existing photograph of a woman to create the illusion.  The spirit photographs of William Hope
I know these aren't really ghosts but they are freaking scary to look over on at midnight.

- Info and photos from retronaut.com