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In a sea of no-fuss beach waves, ponytails, and top knots, one will always stand out with a polished, vintage-inspired ‘do. Believe it or not, there was a time when women didn’t dream of leaving the house unless their hair had been set to perfection (and if you don’t believe me, take my notoriously vain 87-year-old grandmother’s word for it). Lucky for us, there are plenty of beauty mavens with an onset of nostalgia, who have taken to YouTube to share their tips and tricks for getting the retro look. And trust us, these styles are worth slaving over.
We always find ourselves wishing celebrities wore more vintage on the red carpet. Sure, we get that many have standing relationships with design houses and their stylists want to get them in the hottest things off of the runway, but there’s nothing quite like seeing decades-old dresses get a modern update. Case in point: Thandie Newton‘s chic sleeveless frock from yesterday’s Rogue premiere in Los Angeles.
Every once in awhile, an item comes along that is a once-in-a-lifetime find. It’s now or never, and you just have to go for it. This is one of those times. (Or it would be in or dreams, at least.)
In the spirit of Sunday Funday, here’s a little clip that’s just for fun: a vintage makeup video tutorial from the 1940s. This is how our grandmothers did it!
We love going out and dancing, but we hate when dudes try to grind up on us! Personal space, guys! We’re definitely going to look into buffer belts, which is supposed to keep ladies and gents at a distance from each other while dancing, as evidenced by this vintage vid.
This dress was constructed entirely of grapefruit peels. How amazing. And we can only imagine how good it must have smelled!
Back in the day, fashion shows were more about the clothes than a fancy runway set-up or concert lighting. Case in point: Balenciaga‘s show from the 1960s.
Well, this makes us rethink the meaning of vintage.
We’ll tell you!
The house of Yves Saint Laurent has been all over the news thanks to Hedi Slimane‘s controversial choice to change its name. Since the label is about to make some serious changes, we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with some videos of runway shows from when Yves himself was still at the brand.
When we think of high school, images of Abercrombie polo shirts (with the collar flipped up, of course) and Jansport backpacks come to mind. But things in 1969 were much different.
What better way to test beauty cream than to make radioactive dirt and use a Geiger Counter to check cleanliness? Technology really has gone downhill.
Natalie Portman’s controversial Oscar gown just sold for a very pretty penny — and it had nothing to do with who wore it last.
Once upon a time, fashion shows were just that: shows. We’ve been to some pretty amazing runway shows in our time, but we long for the days when models performed.
Imagine a world where instead of being bombarded with Photoshopped images of women’s skeletal frames being squeezed into size-zero designer dresses, they were encouraged to put on five, 10 or even 15 pounds, fill out their frames and become more voluptuous. That world is a reality — or at least it was in the 1940s and 50s.
The only thing more timeless than Grace Kelly‘s beauty are the gowns in this late 1940s clip of the future Princess of Monaco doing some part-time modeling during her college years.
Dita Von Teese is known for her glamorous style, but were you aware that her love of all things vintage extended into her taste in cars?
Speaking of eyebrows, was there any decade more pro-brow than the ’30s? No, which is why you must watch makeup specialist Jean Barrie, introduced here as the “Editress of Woman’s Fair Magazine”, give three everyday ladies a brow-over.
No, really, let’s discuss these old school advertisements.