Blog Posts - Vintage Fashion



Learning to love vintage separates

It’s time I broadened my vintage horizons. When I first started wearing vintage I took baby-steps and invested in easy little things: sunglasses, jewellery and other accessories which were easy to add to any outfit. As my confidence grew I star...
by We Heart Vintage on Sep 25, 2013

Jean Patchett drinking a glass of milk

The stunning 1950s model Jean Patchett reading and drinking a glass of milk (or perhaps a White Russian?) photographed by Irving Penn in 1950. I wonder what she was reading..? Either way, doesn’t she look wonderful? Source and copyright: Some...
by We Heart Vintage on Sep 23, 2013

Are you too old to wear vintage?

I’ve heard a few people claim they’re ‘too old to wear vintage’ over the past few months, and it got me thinking.  As my 40th birthday looms ahead of me I’ve started wondering whether I’m ‘getting too old...
by We Heart Vintage on Sep 23, 2013

Hammertime

Style: Women Harem Fashion Pants | Loose and comfortable disco pants trouser.

1930s cruise fashions

2 stylish ladies and a baby on board a boat sometime in the 1930s. I’d love to know what colour these dresses were – what do you think? Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions...
by We Heart Vintage on Sep 15, 2013

Gentlemen’s Fashion through the Decades

Many people don’t realise the depth of history that men’s fashion holds. Just like their female counterparts, men’s fashion is steeped in historical reference and inspiration. From the humble tie all the way through to the military jacket, thei...
by We Heart Vintage on Sep 12, 2013

Mystery woman in a 1920s evening dress

Photo of an unidentified woman photographed (I would guess) in the 1920s in Sydney, Australia. I love her outfit, from her sharp flappers bob, to her feather fan and drop waisted evening dress, it’s such a pity that her name has got lost in the...
by We Heart Vintage on Sep 5, 2013

Coup de Foudre // Deuda Vintage

If you know me a bit, you’d probably know how much I’m into vintage and how it  is at the heart of my collections, in fact, the exclusive use  of authentic vintage  parts  are  hallmarks  of  MAYLILY’s   signature  look!  S...
by LiveLoveCreateInspire on Sep 2, 2013

1930s race day fashions

Two very stylish ladies in their 1930s race day fashions at Warwick Farm racecourse. I particuarly like the long striped jacket (or is it a cardigan?). What colour do you think it was? Source and copyright:  No known copyright restrictions...
by We Heart Vintage on Aug 27, 2013

Trying on colourful hats in 1960s Moscow

Women try on hats in a variety of colors in Moscow, March 1966. Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic Source and copyright: National Geographic Found...
by We Heart Vintage on Aug 25, 2013

Trying to catch a glimpse of the Queen, London 1966

Women use compact mirrors in packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London, June 1966. I guess now this would be a sea of mobile phones being held up to try and video what’s going on! Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic Sourc...
by We Heart Vintage on Aug 20, 2013

Ekka-licious! Sweetest Flavours of Ekka

“Hey there, what’s your sweetest memory of Ekka?” That was where my Ekka Tales started. A tweet I received from Michelle @TheEkka after I started following them on Twitter. The question she posed brought back so many fondest memorie...
by Lace n Ruffles on Aug 15, 2013

Carnival In Monochrome: Ekka Through The Lens of ThatStreetGuy

In my previous post I mentioned that my photographer friend Daniel, who’s a blogger behind ThatStreetGuy, has opened my eyes to the world of black and white images. It’s quite obvious that I’m a colour lovers, I’m naturally at...
by Lace n Ruffles on Aug 15, 2013

Sweetest Flavours of Ekka

“Hey there, what’s your sweetest memory of Ekka?” That was where my Ekka Tales started. A tweet I received from Michelle @TheEkka after I started following them on Twitter. The question she posed brought back so many fondest memorie...
by Lace n Ruffles on Aug 15, 2013

My Ekka Style: A Photo Essay of Carnival and Dark Romanticism with ThatStreetGuy

Ekka is a place that I’ve fallen in love with since ten years ago, then go back to again and again. I pitched myself to Ekka to be one of their featured fashion bloggers this year, and felt greatly honoured to be treated to their VIP Fashion...
by Lace n Ruffles on Aug 14, 2013

An elegant 1930s sailor suit

Isn’t this a lovely outfit? The 1930s were so stylish with the slim fitting long and mid-length dresses.  I love the sailor-styling and the bows on her shoes – so elegant! The lady is Miss Hera Roberts on board HNLMS Java, 10 October 193...
by We Heart Vintage on Aug 8, 2013

1930s day dresses

Students from five states smile through the gate of Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, March 1939. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Source and copyright: National Geographic Found  ...
by We Heart Vintage on Aug 6, 2013

1940s fashions photographed by Horst P. Horst

1940s fashions photographed by Horst P Horst for Harpers Bazaar February 1947. Dresses of soft stripes and sand coloured silk, scattered with with tiny oasis flowers, available at Lord and Taylor. Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and use...
by We Heart Vintage on Aug 6, 2013

1950s suit photographed by Karen Radkai

A very pretty blue and cream 1950s suit from March 1957 photographed by Karen Radkai. This is such a lovely Spring-like photo, does anyone know who the model is? Image source and copyright:  Some rights reserved by dovima_is_devine_II...
by We Heart Vintage on Jul 31, 2013

My vintage: striped sixties sundress

My favourite decades for vintage clothing are the sixties and seventies. The only problem with this is that there was so much synthetic material around.. rayon, polyester, nylon and those just aren’t the fabrics to be wearing when its 30 degree...
by We Heart Vintage on Jul 30, 2013


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