Hair,makeup and beauty tips and how tos for getting a vintage look, including 1920s flapper , 50s pinup and Old Hollywood Glamour styles of the 30s and 40s.

Jacqueline Cochran Stackable Makeup-1947

This ad caught my eye while browsing through a Vogue Magazine from 1947.  It’s for a stackable makeup kit by Jacqueline Cochran Cosmetics called the “Perk Up Stick.”   I was fascinated by the product because I love the idea of a portable little beauty kit that can fit right in your overnight bag or purse.  It includes just enough cleansing cream, foundation, night cream, cream rouge and face powder to last the weekend!    It’s […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:07:32-04:00 March 12th, 2011|Beauty, Memorable people|2 Comments

In Vogue November 1963-Makeup and Hairstyles

My fourth and last post on fashion trends shown in Vogue Magazine, November 1963, highlights hair and makeup.

In the photo below you can see that the eyes have it! The focus was on a heavily lined cat eye, framed by long dark lashes. Blue, green and purple eyeshadows were also very popular.   Of course, the darker the eye, the paler the lipcolor, so as not to look overly made up.   If you care to […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:15-04:00 November 28th, 2009|Beauty, Fashion|1 Comment

Vintage Shopping Guide for sale at Blue Velvet Vintage

A few weeks back I wrote a review on Melody Fortier’s “Little Guide to Vintage Shopping.”

Since I found this little book to be a such great resource, particularly for the beginning vintage clothing collector, I felt it was my duty to make it available on my website. There are so many things in this guide that are helpful for all you girls  new to the world of vintage fashion.

I’m also offering it with […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:15-04:00 October 28th, 2009|Beauty, retro decor, Uncategorized|2 Comments
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