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A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You’ll See Why

A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You’ll See Why | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
Whoa. Now it all makes sense.
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Factory Fashionistas: Stylish Threads for Blue-Collar Women, 1953

Factory Fashionistas: Stylish Threads for Blue-Collar Women, 1953 | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
In April 1953, LIFE magazine showed its readers, and especially its female readers, that dressing for work — even if that work was on a factory floor — didn’t necessarily mean sacrificing a sense of style.
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1950s dress

1950s dress | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
1950s dress. 50s floral full skirt dress. vintage garden tea party. blue rose print. a gorgeous vintage 1950s dress in cotton. light blue

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Hermès

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These photographs of Herbert Sondheim for Hermès trompe l'oeil designs look so current and cool--it's almost hard to believe they were snapped over 60 years ago. The photos were taken in 1951 for L...
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Power women of the 1950s: Muriel and Betty Box

Power women of the 1950s: Muriel and Betty Box | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it

"Rachel Cooke's new book re-examines 10 pioneering 1950s women. In this extract she tells the stories of Muriel and Betty Box, two prominent women in the British film industry.

 

Until recently, anyone who wanted to see the film To Dorothy a Son had to lock themselves deep in the bowels of the British Film Institute off Tottenham Court Road, London, and watch it on an old Steenbeck editing machine. A little-known comedy from 1954, To Dorothy is no one's idea of a classic. It has an infuriating star in Shelley Winters, a creaky screenplay by Peter Rogers (later the producer of the Carry On series) and a set that looks as if it is on loan from a local amateur dramatics society..."

 

Rachel Cooke,  Her Brilliant Career. Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties (Virago).

 


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A Return to Dior's New Look

A Return to Dior's New Look | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
While most of you might not remember or know of Dior's New Look, the designs will seem totally familiar to you. That's because, Christian Dior's New Look.
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New Hairpin-Style Legs Make Retro Furniture Easy

New Hairpin-Style Legs Make Retro Furniture Easy | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has added Hairpin Legs to its I-Semble line of do-it-yourself furniture components.

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Brigitte Bardot's Fashion Influence

Brigitte Bardot's Fashion Influence | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
An undeniable style icon of the Fifties and Sixties, her impact on fashion is seeing renewed interest.
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