Jun 15, 2011

Our Favorite Photo of the Week

There were a number of contenders among the new inventory we picked up over the past week, but here is our favorite newly-acquired vintage photograph:

Gorgeous Early 1900s RPPC - Young Woman in Edwardian Attire

It is an early 1900s real photo postcard (RPPC) of a lovely young woman, dressed in classic Edwardian style. She has on a beautiful white blouse, tucked in tightly at the waist, with slightly poofy sleeves, a wide, flat collar, and an inverted fan of lace between the edges of the collar. The look is pulled together by a fashionable metal bar pin at the neck. And don't you just love her hairdo? Although pulled carefully up and back , it also has a sort of loose and untamed look to it.

The photo itself is just stunning. No matter how many thousands of vintage photographs we see, we never cease to be amazed by the sharpness and clarity of photographs that date back more than one-hundred years!

Jun 1, 2011

Bring Back the Hats!

We were estimating the dates of a few vintage photographs earlier today, based on the fashions worn in the photos.Most, like this one, were from the 1920s and 1930s, which led us, naturally, to hats!

We have always envied women in the modern era who are able to pull off hat-wearing with cool confidence. Looking back, though, some of the styles from the '20s and '30s were so lovely that most women must have looked stunning in them. Some are simple, some are fancy, but nearly all are so elegant! 

Here are a few vintage hats available from fellow Etsy vintage shops that are representative of the 1920s and 1930s. Which is your favorite? 

Vintage Black Rayon Jazz AgeTilt Hat by GetLuckyVintage

Vintage 1920's-1930's Felt Cloche Fedora Hat by VintageClothingDream

Pale peach wool vintage hat by PinkRoseVintage

 Vintage 1920s-1930s Small Brimmed Crinoline Lacy Cloche Hat by TheLittlestSister