Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bullet Bras

I posted this picture of Jayne Mansfield on my Facebook page today.

So I thought I would share with you some of history's best bullet bra looks.

There was nothing subtle about the bullet bra.

The bullet bra was invented in the 1940s but was made popular with thanks to the sweater pin up girls of the 50s.



This is Patti Page in 1955. She was a singer and sweater girl.




Jane Russell







And the bearer of the pointiest bullet bra...Sabrina





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shirley MacLaine in What a Way to Go! (1964)

How pretty in pink is Shirley MacLaine with her bunny friend? Hope your fur is faux Shirley.

From the film, What a Way to Go! (1964).



Friday, August 15, 2014

How to make your home retro-tastic

Do you remember that feeling of when you first moved out of home and got your own place to decorate as you pleased?

Even though I had permission to have my room decorated to my liking, nothing compared to the grown up feeling of having my own place to choose the furniture, colour scheme, cutlery, dishes and everything else.

For me, I didn't want a particular colour scheme or specific era, I just knew that I wanted mostly retro/vintage items to fill my place. 

It's been over a decade since I moved out of home. Whenever I feel like a change, I just move the furniture around - and I'm always on the look out for my next vintage treasure.

I find that the quality of vintage items is usually more superior than the things you will find in the shops now. 

So of you are moving out on your own or if you need some ideas, I've looked on Gumtree for some inspiration to help you with making your home retro-tastic. 


Starburst clock

Pink atomic print pouffe
50s lounge suite

Tretchikoff print

Vintage outdoor dining set

Crotchet covered cushions

This post was written in conjunction with Gumtree 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall has passed away

Sad news today, the beautiful, elegant and talented actress, Lauren Bacall, has passed away from a massive stroke. She was 89 years old.

Below, you will see some of my favourite photos of Lauren. She was always so photogenic.