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Paris Fashion Shoes, 1936

I hadn’t encountered any other ads for Paris Fashion Shoes, and the very high heels and relatively low prices in the ad intrigued me. (Oh, for the days when shoes were available in a such a variety of widths. I … Continue reading

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High Neck or Open Necked Options for Women, 1917

After 1912, fashion permitted respectable women to expose their necks in the daytime, but not every woman felt comfortable with the change. By 1917, when most blouses had open collars, V-necks, or other necklines that bared the throat and part … Continue reading

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More Ads for Woman’s Institute from 1920’s and 1930’s

In a previous post I wrote that Woman’s Institute ads were different every month, and that lining them up gives a mini-tour of fashions for each year. I have no photos from some years and some months, so there are … Continue reading

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Exhibit of Brian Stonehouse Fashion Illustrations for Vogue

I’d never heard of illustrator and artist Brian Stonehouse until I saw this image in an ad for the exhibit, but if you are lucky enough to be in London between October 19 and December 22, 2017, you might want … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween, 2017

Happy Hallowe’en from the “fortune teller” in the middle. One of my favorite blogs,  Envisioning the American Dream, has some wonderful Halloween ads from the 1950’s, when this photo was taken.  

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Advertising Mary Brooks Picken’s Woman’s Institute: Out Stepped Ann!

While randomly reading through vintage magazines, I have collected quite a photo gallery of ads for Mary Brooks Picken’s Woman’s Institute, which was a very successful correspondence course in dressmaking from 1916 through the 1930’s. (It has no relationship to … Continue reading

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Fashions for Children, October 1927

There are some good looking coats among these illustrations of Butterick patterns for 1927. In fact, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to see the children’s double-breasted coats today. This plaid one doesn’t scream, “I’m ninety years  old!” But the many-buttoned … Continue reading

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Hosiery Ads with a Bit of Wit

My favorite series of ads for stockings came from the McCullum Company in 1927. About stockings with bathing suits: “In the water, or just out, silk hose have the smooth gloss of a wet seal.” Stockings were usually worn with … Continue reading

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More Cutex Nail Polish Ads in Color

While catching up on files I hadn’t labelled, I found two more 1930’s color ads for Cutex Nail Polish. Those sharply pointed kitten-claw nails are much in evidence, with white, unpainted half-moons and tips. The colors are “smoky” and coordinated … Continue reading

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Stylish Coats for Women, December 1917

Paris designs were converted into Butterick patterns in spite of the war in France. This was the year of convertible collars that could come right up to the chin when buttoned, or spread over the shoulders like a shawl when … Continue reading

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