Vintage Underwear Alphabet

Vintage Underwear Alphabet

X and Y fifties advertisements; Cross your Heart bra by Playtex for women and an Y-Front brief by Coopers for men.

(images via http://www.historyworld.co.uk/advert.php?id=458&offset=125&sort=0&l1=fashion+%26+clothing&l2=

The Night Hunter’s Hands


The “HATE” hand of Robert Mitchum in the thriller “The Night of the Hunter”, directed by Charles Laughton in 1955. (gif via jamesbadgedale)

Publicity photographs for “The Night of the Hunter” (Universal Studio’s /images via tsutpen)

Cosmétiques

This year’s most lovely, vintage make-up bag in the world! They look like fifties designs, they are leather with a kiss lock, embossed with a golden print of lips, lipstick an eye, a pencil and, our favorite, the word Cosmétiques. (it’s equally nice as Discotheque)  The lining is made of plastic. Most of the purses are unsigned, except for West-Germany in some of them. There are some variations to be found in the print design, so we suspect they were common and not to expensive, maybe even sold worldwide, who knows?


mimi_berlin_cosmetiques-1Auch Haben!? Get it here from MimiMall

If anyone has more information about these designs please contact us or let us know in a reply. That would be SO welcome….Thank You!

Fashion in the artist’s studio

How amazing are these photo’s?! They are taken by Mark Shaw in the fifties. Just like we like it; nothing much left to the imagination, art and fashion put in it’s correct time frame. Legendary! Dear editors, stylist, art director’s and what have you….That’s the pitch for this week! Your Welcome and have a nice day!
Fernand Leger in Studio-Paris, 1954-Photograph by Mark Shaw ( via Andrew Wilder Gallery)

Model and artist Joan Miro in his studio, 1955.
Marc Chagall in Studio, 1955 #2-Editioned Photo by Mark Shaw ( via Andrew Wilder Gallery) (for pictures above thahanks habituallychicl)Pablo Picasso and top French model Betinna Graziani. Photo by Mark Shaw ( via lepetitcoquin)
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Verushka being painted by Genaro de Carvalho in 1967. Photo by Franco Rubartelli

Not from a fashion shoot but equally interesting. Henri Matisse, at work in Venice, 1946.( © Hélène Adant RAPHO via artistandstudio)

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