Retro Looks In The Modern World: Caprices

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

The 70's does '40's is well represented in this fashion spread from Grazia France-September 2013. I love that mixture and this spread keeps it girly and spirited. 

Model: Ola Rudnicka

Photographer:Richard Bernardin

I now want my wallpaper to match my bedding!

via: visualoptimism.com

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Pin-Up Story

Winter Fashion By Decade- 1960's

This is my last installment of the Winter Fashion By Decade series. I am going to end it with the 1960's! I hope you have enjoyed the series. If you haven't been following along, click on the following decades to see the changes over time! 1920's1930's1940's, and 1950's.

Winter sports are still increasing in popularity. It is now really important to be fashionable on the slopes! How great is this pink ski suit? 

Large houndstooth- look closely- this is knitted! 

Pierre Cardin! Fur trim is now getting smaller than we have seen in previous decades but it's still important. Plus the mod influence is really strong here.

Why save your fur for the outerwear. Fur trimmed suits are popular.

As well as fur accessories! Again, not as extravagant as the 1920's but this is from a 1960's Sear's catalog. Meaning- it's affordable and accessible to many more people.

I love those fur shawl collar cardigans

Which decade is your favorite? Only a few weeks of winter left...look fab!


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Winter Fashion By Decade- 1950's

This is the fourth installment of the Winter Fashion by Decade series. The fabulous 1950's! In case you are just joining us now, click the links to see the 1920's1930's, and the 1940's. Next week will be the final decade- the 1960's!

Wool suits are popular, especially incorporating classic textiles like tweed. Fur is still important, especially for accessories. 

I love this! A great illustration of the various hats and the popular youthful look of the '50's. 

Winter sports are popular. I love that they skiied in regular clothes! Yet, they are still very stylish!

Mink, mink, mink! You had to have a mink! Especially given to you by your husband! 

 Early 1950's coats. I love all of the different silhouette options! 

One of each, please! 


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Winter Fashion By Decade- 1940's

We're still getting bombarded with snow and freezing temps here in the Northeast and most of the US. Let's have a look at some fabulous winter fashion from the Forties to keep us inspired! If you have been following this Fashionable History series, you've already seen some amazing winter fashion from the 1920's and 1930's.

These smart ladies have fur lined coats and berets. I really love this classic look.

Sometimes though, we need to up the glamour factor. Fur chubbies became popular, especially those wide shoulders and sleeves.

I want to look like this when I go ice skating.

I love this look. Knitted items like this were very popular, especially with complete matching sets including hats, muffs, and purses. 

Can we discuss these boots? This lady has it all- large fur muff, caplet with a hood, and a wool suit dress suit. Bring on the snow! 


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Winter Fashion By Decade- 1930's

How did Ladies stay fashionable and warm in the Winter in the 1930's? Let's have a look at part 2 of my series; Winter Fashion By Decade. See the 1920's here.

Fashionable History Winter Fashion By Decade 1930's

These gals look chilly! Long coats were popular baring nude legs. No thick socks or boots! 

Fur is still popular, but not as lush as in the '20's. I love those hats!

Just like in the decade before, skiing is popular. Fashionable sweaters are now really becoming a fashion outside of sports. 

I love these boots and over shoes. I actually remember my Grandmother wearing these in the 70's. I always thought I would get to when I was older. Where can I find these? 

Of course, if you were as glamorous as Marlene Dietrich, this is how you would stay warm.


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Winter Fashion By Decade- 1920's

Brrrr! It's freezing this winter! When it's cold like this, I live in sweaters, hats and scarves and static un-styled hair. An injection of vintage in my daily life hardly appears. Unlike the Summer when retro dresses are a plenty! That got me thinking more and more about what was fashionable, in the past, in the Winter. Perhaps, I need some inspiration. So for the next few weeks, we are going to explore Winter Fashion By Decade. 

Women in the 1920's hardly seem bothered by the cold. Silk and knit underwear was popular as well as layers of wool and velvet. 

Wool velour and fur trim! These coats do look warm and glamorous! No goose down and polartec, though like we have today.

The Collegiate sportswear look was becoming popular outside of sports for the first time, as well as on the slopes. Women could be casual in sweaters, tweeds, and argyles during the day.

But of course, glamour girls have got to be glamorous. The bigger the fur trim the better! Many furs popular in the 1920's have become extinct or protected.

Louise Brooks, giving us the ultimate in 1920's winter glamour. I need that coat!


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Retro Looks In The Modern World: 125th Street

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

This shoot is stunning and deeply layered. Inspired by the menswear influence in the 70's does 40's Harlem and it is spot on and chic! Originally featured in the Fall/Winter 2013/2014 edition of French Revue de Modes.

Models: Nykhor Paul & Flaviana Matata

Photographer: Thierry Le Goues

Retro Looks In The Modern World 125th Street
Retro Looks In The Modern World 125th Street
Retro Looks In The Modern World 125th Street
Retro Looks In The Modern World 125th Street
Retro Looks In The Modern World 125th Street

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Pink Lady

Retro Looks In The Modern World: The Birds

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Brief Encounter

Retro Looks In The Modern World: The Blond Who Stole The Night

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Evoking Old Hollywood Glamour, this fashion editorial is one of my favorites! The September issue of Vogue Japan delights us with retro glamour, and inky tattoos with classic bombshell hair! Clothes are from Celine, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen. 

Model: Daria Strokous

Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Bobbins and Bombshells

Bombshells: Lauren Bacall

When I think of Lauren Bacall's style, classic American sportswear comes to mind. Lauren epitomized cool casual glamour, and still does to this day. She was never an over the top sex kitten and that is what makes her style still wearable, even today. 

Let's have a look at some of her early shots from when she modeled for Harpers Bazaar, mostly under Louise Dahl-Wolfe's lens in the 1940's. She was a teenager trying to get a break on Broadway and was absolutely stunning. 

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Style Icon Lauren Bacall Bobbins and Bombshells

Classic Bacall.

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That gaze!

Style Icon Lauren Bacall Bobbins and Bombshells
Style Icon Lauren Bacall Bobbins and Bombshells

This look is will never go out of style. 

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Her confident look led her to Hollywood where she stunned audiences and Humphrey Bogart alike. This still is from the 1945 film

To Have and Have Not

where she met Bogart the love of her life at the age of 19. This dress is one of the most iconic dresses in Hollywood history by costume designer Milo Anderson. 

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Hollywood Horror

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

The stylish chilly world of Alfred Hitchcock movies are the inspiration for this feature in

Modern Media. As someone who grew up watching Hitchcock movies, I never tire of this inspiration.  Classy ladies are never what they seem!

Model: Martyna Frankow

Photographer: Stockton Johnson

Retro Looks In The Modern World Hollywood Horror Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Hollywood Horror Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Hollywood Horror Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Hollywood Horror Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Hollywood Horror Bobbins and Bombshells
Retro Looks In The Modern World Hollywood Horror Bobbins and Bombshells

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Art de Vivre

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

I love the kind of Indian Summer off season feel to this spread with an homage to the 1920's and 1930's. I also love the combo of sweaters and polka-dot tights!  To celebrate L'Officiel Netherlands 5th anniversary they shot this feature in the celebrated French resort town of Deauville. Appropriate for the era that influences them.  Clothes are from Louis Vuitton. 

Model: Daphne Velghe

Photographer: Sol Sanchez

Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World Bobbins And Bombshells

Retro Looks In The Modern World: To Catch a Thief

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

This editorial from Stylist Magazine is right up my alley! Evoking Classic Hollywood with a film noir theme and classic femme fatale fashion, I am all over it! 

Model: Coca Rocha

Photographer: Joshua Jordan

Retro Looks in the Modern World To Catch a Thief Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World To Catch a Thief Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World To Catch a Thief Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World To Catch a Thief Bobbins And Bombshells
Retro Looks in the Modern World To Catch a Thief Bobbins And Bombshells

via: fashiongonerogue.com

Bombshells: Tennis, Anyone?

I don't play, but I've always loved vintage tennis wear.  Tis the season for the US Open, so let's have a look at some highlights of the women's tennis costume from the last century. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Not sure how these ladies maneuvered the court but they look lovely! Turn of the century. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

A tennis date in 1910. Takes courting to a new level. (haha?)

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

These flappers have all the right accessories. 1920's. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

I love this knit! I would wear it to work. Really. 1930's. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Jean Harlow glowing. 1930's. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Ginger Rogers. Adorable. You may notice that skirts lengths are getting shorter. 1940's.

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Rita Hayworth in what we would now call a sundress. 1940's. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Mid-Century model. Prints! A variation from the typical white. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Short and mod! Very Courréges or Pierre Cardin. 1960's. 

Fashionable History Tennis, Anyone Bobbins And Bombshells

Too cute to sweat in. Fred Perry. 1960's. 

What look is your favorite? Can you imagine playing in any of these looks?

Images via pinterest.


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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Glamorous Life!!

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

This is one of the most exciting fashion editorials I've seen in a while! It has all of the elements I love about retro glamour; vampy, femme fatale, film noir, high glamour, wavy hair with bangs...oh my! Glamorous Life indeed! This was featured in the June issue of Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong.

Model: Patrycja Gardygajlo

Photographer: Dirk Messner

Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells

via: fashiongonerogue.com

Retro Looks In The Modern World: A New Day

Bombshells: Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve is one of the most beautiful, elegant, and classy actresses of our time!  The French actress is most known for her films; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and Belle de Jour (1967). You may also be familiar with Indochine (1994) , The Hunger (1983), and Dancer in the Dark (2000). 

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Catherine is still a stunning beauty to this day, but of course I love her look in the 1960's. Her style was and still is very classic, very chic. 

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Style Icon Catherine Deneuve Bobbins and Bombshells

Due to her classic style the eyes always seem to focus on her face and that wonderful hair! 

Style Icon Catherine Deneuve Bobbins and Bombshells

That face! 

Style Icon Catherine Deneuve Bobbins and Bombshells
Style Icon Catherine Deneuve Bobbins and Bombshells

In the 1970's she was the face for Chanel and perfume sales skyrocketed. She was also a muse for designer Yves Saint Laurent and modeled for his skincare line. She has also modeled for L'Oreal, MAC and Louis Vuitton. She is still on the best dressed lists today at the age of 69.