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September 28, 2022

Fabulous Portrait Photos of Victorian Women With Ringlet Hairstyles

Hairstyles during the Victorian era ranged from the remarkably simple to the immensely complex. Women strove for demure, neat looks, especially in the early part of the era, and young women in particular wore their hair down in ringlets and other curls.


Victorian up-do styles often involved elaborate braids and coils, but some simpler buns also existed. Additionally, women frequently adorned their hair with hairnets, bonnets and flowers.

Ringlet hair is also one of hairstyles of this era. Ringlets are often also known as princess curls or corkscrew curls. It is achieved by wrapping a lock of hair around the length of a thin curling iron or can be done naturally by people with sufficiently tightly curled hair. The curls can also be achieved by hair rollers. Loose ringlets can be created just by twisting wet hair as well. These fabulous photos captured portraits of Victorian women with their ringlet hairstyles.










18 Wonderful Studio Photos of a Young Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton John launched her musical career when she was still living in Australia when she was 15, forming her first group, Sol Four, a group composed exclusively of girls. Group which will appear regularly until 1963 in all the hook TVs in the area.


She left the following year to live in England with her mother and a friend, and left 2 years after her 1st single “Till you say you'll be mine,” then her 1st album in 1970, followed by a 2nd in 1971 which will experience a success of esteem.

In the 1970s, her career began to grow due to her association with Cliff Richard, where she became a regular live performer on his successful TV show in 1972. Her first hit single was a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Let Me Be There,” a successful rendition that took the sixth spot on the American charts. 

However, it was her iconic role as Sandy Olsson in Grease that catapulted the singer’s career in Hollywood. The film became one of the highest-grossing musicals ever at the time, and its soundtrack album, one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States. Most notably, the songs “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights” were also the best-selling singles. 

Throughout her successful career, the multi-hyphenate artist took time to advocate for breast cancer research as she herself was also a three-time cancer survivor. Unfortunately, the actress passed away at her California ranch earlier this year on August 8.










September 27, 2022

Ad for Action Pants!, ca. 1950s

“Walking my dog in these action pants have never made me feel more alive! Thanks Shempley’s!”


Advertising has always been the primary method for companies to promote their products. It’s fascinating to look back on the vintage advertisements that helped shape the industry into what it is today. Back in the 1950s, Action Pants were sweeping the nation. They were the pants on every man’s wish list. Featuring the patented ‘Action Zone,’ as well as an “extra large snack sack,” these pants were just as stylish as they were practical.




Lake George Friday: 32 Sweet Vintage Photos of a Young Couple in 1941

Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.

Situated on the rail line halfway between New York City and Montreal, Lake George attracted the era's rich and famous by the late 19th and early 20th century. Members of the Roosevelt, van Rensselaer, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Whitney families visited its shores. Today, Lake George remains a tourism destination, resort center, and summer colony. 


In 1941, LIFE photographer Nina Leen took these photographs of a young couple having a sweet and romantic escape at Lake George. Take a look:








Barbara Goalen: The Most Photographed Woman in Britain in the Fifties

Born 1921 in British Malaya, Barbara Goalen became a model at the age of 24. She came to international prominence between 1945 and 1954, then gave up her career at the height of her success.

Barbara Goalen as a model in the early 1950s

Described as “the most photographed woman in Britain” and “arguably the first British supermodel”, she epitomized post-war glamour and modeled for both Dior and Balenciaga.

Goalen’s elegant wasp-waisted shape was the perfect fit for the post-war ‘New Look’ fashions and she had what Vogue has described as the “mink and diamonds” look, thanks in part to her gamine short haircut (later more bouffant), arched and elongated eyebrows and high cheekbones.

Goalen died in 2002 in Putney, London at the age of 81.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see portraits of a young Barbara Goalen as a model in the early 1950s.

Barbara Goalen in a form-fitting side-wrapped dress designed by Susan Small as seen in Vogue UK, December 1950

Barbara Goalen in beautiful tulle evening gown with glittering sequined bodice by Susan Small, Harper's Bazaar UK, August 1950

Barbara Goalen in black and white check shirtdress under an orange jacket fitted like a waistcoat in front and swinging loose behind by Robert Piguet, photo by Richard Dormer, Harper's Bazaar UK, April 1950

Barbara Goalen in black poult jacket, bloused, belted and high-collared, over mauve-and-white checked shirt and wine-red boater, by Victor Stiebel, photo by Richard Dormer, Harper's Bazaar UK, March 1950

Barbara Goalen in evening dress by Susan Small, Harper's Bazaar UK, November 1950





35 Vintage Photos Show What Teens Wore in the 1970s

Fashion in the 1970s was about individuality. Common items included mini skirts, bell-bottoms popularized by hippies, vintage clothing from the 1950s and earlier, and the androgynous glam rock and disco styles that introduced platform shoes, bright colors, glitter, and satin.


Generally the most famous silhouette of the mid and late 1970s for both genders was that of tight on top and loose on bottom. The 1970s also saw the birth of the indifferent, anti-conformist casual chic approach to fashion, which consisted of sweaters, T-shirts, jeans and sneakers.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see what teens looked like in the 1970s.










September 26, 2022

Watch Videos of Punk Scene on the Kings Road, Chelsea in London From Between the Late 1970s and Early 1980s

In the mid-1970s, by day Phil Munnoch was a mild-mannered copywriter working for an ad agency in the heart of the city. He was neat, he was clean, he looked smart in his collar and tie, sharp pressed trousers and bright, shiny shoes. But Phil had a secret that he kept from his colleagues. At the end of each working day, like some postmodern superhero Phil would change out of his work clothes into tight fitting bondage trousers, studded dog collar and badge-covered plastic jacket to become his punk alter ego Captain Zip.

In 1978 Phil aka Captain Zip started documenting the young punks who were “escaping the mundanity of averageness” by parading around the streets of Beaufort Market and the King’s Road. Phil liked the way these youngsters dressed, the way they rebelled, they energy they exuded–it was “a great sort of liberation of the human spirit.”
“I spent almost every Saturday between 1978 and 1981 filming on the King’s Road, ‘punk is dead’ says graffiti outside Seditionaries, but it lives on in every frame of this turbulent time capsule.”
As a punk, he was more readily accepted by the other punks when he started filming their activities every weekend between 1978 and 1981. Phil edited together the first eight of these home movies into the short documentary Death is their Destiny.



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