Art Nouveau remains the single greatest creative influences on my career. Can you pick my face in the image below? This was my first logo! My first major burlesque solo was a Serpentine Dance, inspired by Loie Fuller, an American dancer in Paris who was considered to be the living embodiment of Art Nouveau, with her flowing gown. She used lighting to make her swirls of fabric resemble fire, water, butterflies and serpents by turn. I created my show from images and books alone – in the days before YouTube, and even in it’s early days, film of Loie Fuller was impossible to come by. Not so now! (more…)
Vintage Look’s Volume 8 brings a 1980s jumpsuit worn by Leah, the glamour of the 1930s by Vivian, and a lovely vintage look by Charlie. Thank you ladies! You’ve definitely shown us your ability to wear vintage in a contemporary context. We’d also like to announce that Charlie has also joined us as a blogger! Be sure to catch her first post on Vintage Vibes from London’s Fashion Week. But without delay, lets swing back to this week’s Vintage Looks! (more…)
Vintage is well and truly alive, and is even influencing today’s biggest designers in setting the trends for next year! Just take a look at the Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk shows from London Fashion Week. (more…)
The miniskirt is said to have been invented by fashion icon, Mary Quant, who started experimenting with shorter skirts in the late 1950s. She reportedly named the miniskirt after the Mini, her favorite make of car, and not because it was a small dress. Lets look at how the miniskirt has evolved through history. (more…)
We have a really interesting mix of “Vintage Lookers” for this week’s edition! We’ve got a vintage bride from Germany, a couple fashionistas from the UK, a small town girl from the US, and a photographer too!! First off, it’s great to see more and more vintage enthusiasts from different countries. And we’re especially thrilled to have a photographer join the party. Come on shutter bugs… we want to see your vintage looks! (more…)
Welcome to Volume 6 of Vintage Look! This week’s Vintage Look brings Ava and Hannah’s 1940s looks, “Happy Smiles” and Sarah’s 1920s inspired ensembles, and Nora’s beautiful 1940s / 1950s style. Thank you once again ladies for your submissions! Be sure to let them know what you think of their vintage looks by commenting below. Furthermore, submit your own look and become part of our Vintage Look project.
Now that August, the ultimate Summer month, has finally come to an end, it’s time to look at the retro fashion trends for Fall! Naturally, we’ll be incorporating our unique retro style and show you some 1960s fashion ideas! To show you, we’ve created a video called, An Autumn Stroll. (more…)
Our Vintage Look project continues to grow in popularity, and we’re excited to announce our “thickest” volume yet! This week, we bring you vintage fashionistas in love with the 1930s and 1940s, a couple of pin-up models and an actress turned model! It’s also great to see the US, Italy and the UK so well represented in this edition. Hopefully the rest of the globe will catch up! (more…)
Welcome to our 4th edition of Vintage Look. In this week’s edition we’re traveling back to the 1940s and 1950s to look at an English girl stuck in the 1940s, a 1950s pinup model in the making, and a fashion blogger turned model!
With more and more vintage shops popping up all over the place, it seems that the retro revolution is well and truly booming. But sometimes it is possible that you might live where there are hardly any vintage shops around, if any at all. Although vintage clothing is getting to be more and more accessible thanks to online retailers dealing specifically in vintage goods – sometimes the items can be pricey. And then there’s the hassle of sending them back, if they don’t fit, which can also incur a fee. (more…)
As we continue with our Vintage Look project, this week we’re thrilled to put two pinup models in the spotlight. Please give a warm welcome to Coco van Cat and Aymie-Jay! Please let them know what you think about their Vintage Looks by commenting below. Also, don’t be shy to join in and submit your own photos to the Vintage Look project.
Learn how to apply 1940s makeup by watching our makeup tutorial video, inspired by the vintage ladies of the 1940s! I used the same techniques on my beautiful model, Nicky. All styling was done by me. (more…)
Welcome to Volume 2 of our Vintage Look Project. In this edition, we’re excited to include Miss Ruby Red from Germany in her 1950s flared dress, Greek wardrobe stylist Filareti Kirou, Kirstie Gadd in her 1950s look, and Martha Winhaber looking glamorous in her retro pinup look. (more…)
Cowboy boots symbolize a mysterious independence, rebellion and a rough-and-tumble zest for life; all while living on the edge and turning heads. As we look at their origins, cowboy boots were literally attached to the cowboys of the Wild West, and cannot be separated from other timeless western metaphors, such as spurs digging into a horses sweaty side, the clanking of cowboy boots on weathered saloon floors and their support the steel-nerved gun fighter’s stance. Cowboys literally stood in their boots, waiting to kill or be killed. In fact, they slept in their boots, were buried in their boots, bathed in their boots, and more than likely enjoyed the odd saloon girl – why yes, in their cowboy boots. (more…)
Welcome to the very first volume of our Vintage Look Project. If you haven’t heard, we’ve just recently launched this project with the goal to uncourage participation from models, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and wardrobe stylists of the vintage persuasion. You can learn more about the Vintage Look Project and how you can get involved, and show off your vintage look – whether you’re the model or the talent that helped create the vintage look. Submit your photo now!