Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bomb Girls

My fave TV show is Bomb Girls, a Canadian show on the REELZ channel about women from various backgrounds who come together to work in a munitions factory during WWII.  Alot of drama, scandal, suspense and romance, plus tons of awesome music, great clothes and killer cars and furnishings. I love the style portrayed in the show. My photos are a little blurry but you get the idea.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hey Doll Vintage Magazine

Check out Hey Doll Vintage Magazine, a new, free online magazine about all things vintage! Its really cute and nice.  I am really happy to have found this magazine so I can see what other fans of vintage are up to. Plus I have an article in the new issue! WooHoo!  The May issue has a Great Gatsby theme, and my article is called Decorum for Daisy: Etiquette in the Era of Gatsby. Here is the link to the magazine.

Also  below is a photo from an old advertising campaign by a trash bag company. My friend's mom showed this to me and said "this is what you will turn into, I know it." I was clueless as to what she was talking about since I wasnt into old stuff or anything at the time. Well, it turns out that she was quite prophetic, although I am not a senior citizen! That kitchen has my name all over it! And I will admit that I do buy pink trash bags at the dollar store! Even the garbage has panache at my pad. And I love her outfit! What is not to love about this woman. seriously? She rules.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Gorgeous 40s gowns in The Gay Falcon

The Gay Falcon is a 1940s era crime caper about a dashing playboy who solves crime when he isnt chasing the babes. One night at a swank penthouse party with the swells some jewels go missing. The playboy, first name Gay and known in crime fighting circles as The Falcon, must step in and find the thief.  While juggling several women in stunning dresses. Behold:

 These two look fantastic!  Is one a cold blooded killer?

Dig that deco bar!!!

Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven

The other nite I watched the beautiful Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven, an awesome, excellent 1940s era movie. The colors in the movie are stunning, as are Gene's outfits.  I was going crazy over her clothes.  The plot can be summarized as follows:   An innocent lad meets hot stuff Gene and marries her a week later.  All is well, until a few suspicious deaths occur.  Is Gene the culprit? How could she be, she's so sweet and lovely.  Is Gene's sister going to be next on the chopping block? She has been hanging out with Gene's hubby a little too much. Way too much, as far as Gene is concerned. Below, Gene is glamorous in the club car on  a train.
 Her lounging pajamas are to die for! And someone just might die for them, since Gene has a devilish streak.
 Bopping around the house in a caftan.
 The sister, the object of Gene's ire. Quite prim and proper even though she's been eyeing up her very married brother in law.  Hell hath no fury, people!