Category Archive: Vintage Histories

Aug 16

Its all about Burlesque

Enchanted Vintage

On Saturday, I went to Dublin to visit a very good friend of mine and she brought me to my first burlesque show. (Long overdue it was)  The show was amazing, plenty of talented acts, lots of dancing and laughs. I cant wait to go to another one. (ciara you have been warned) Naturally it …

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Aug 09

Lanvin through the Years

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  It is no coincidence that the Lanvin logo features a mother and daughter together, as it was Jeanne Lanvin’s love for her daughter that inspired her to make clothing, resulting in one of the most popular designer brands today. Born in Paris(of course) in 1867, Jeanne trained as a dress maker and a milliner when she was …

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May 25

Vintage Make Up Looks

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  It occurred to me this morning, that Ive never done a post on vintage make up looks before. Which is surprising because I love make up and I do a lot experimenting with it myself. (a die-hard devotee to Mac makeup I might ad) I was going to talk about the changes in make up through the …

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May 09

Black Ascot and Vintage Racing Style

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This morning as I flicked through my fashion encyclopedia (or more correctly my moms fashion encyclopedia) I came across this image, (well this is only half of it, the whole picture wasn’t anywhere online sadly) A picture taken at the Royal Ascot Races in 1910, that later became known as Black Ascot.  Edward VII had just passed …

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May 04

Vintage Photographs and Other News

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  During the Easter break I stumbled across this random site. Although it appears to be a psychology blog, it also has a collection of vintage photographs (oddly), that I cant stop stealing. They are truly amazing. I’ve already shown you a few but I couldn’t resist showing you a few more…. I love old photographs, I really …

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Apr 20

Vintage Celebrity Weddings

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  Not that I want to condone the overwhelming amount of press the upcoming royal wedding is receiving.  I am in fact just getting an itty bit tired of reading about ‘Kate’s wedding diet/stress/hen night/style choices ‘ and I just know its nowhere near stopping either so I better get used to it.  Its not all bad though, …

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Apr 19

Lazy Sundays and Judy Garland

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On Sunday’s I like to do a whole lot of nothing. I sleep in, I eat, I read the Sunday Times magazines, sometimes I sleep again in the afternoon and sometimes I have 2 breakfasts. (seriously,  last Sunday I had a big breakfast with the boy and half an hour later I was visiting a friend and …

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Apr 14

Why I Love Vintage Jewelry

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  Obviously, I love All jewelery (unless its tacky of course) and Im sure my boyfriend will tell you he thinks I have too much and Ill never wear all of it, but, I come from a long line of jewelry lovers,  my own grandmother has several dressers  full of it(seriously) , so, there was …

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Apr 04

Getting The Right Fit In Vintage

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  Hi all and happy Monday! (cough, blah* I hate Mondays) This little post was written by the vintage mother. Working with vintage clothing, we often get women trying on dresses that are almost a perfect fit. This is a guide to help you find the perfect fit… *also please excuse the formatting on the post, for some …

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Mar 23

Good Bye Elizabeth Taylor

Enchanted Vintage

Elizabeth Taylor was an Oscar winning screen legend, multiple time divorcee that was devoted to fund raising for Aids victims, (even creating her own charity The Elizabeth Taylor Aids foundation and raising over 50 million) The first Liz Taylor movie I can remember was National Velvet. I wanted to be Velvet Brown, nothing to do with my almost unhealthy obsession …

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