Dolores Daiquiri!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I am madly in love with anything vintage and have been for over 20 years or so now. The appeal for me with the 1940s and 1950s started when I was a teenager because I just didn't find the modern lifestyle appealing or romantic. So from about the age of seventeen I was hooked on the clothing, the furniture and the music. I can't get enough and enjoy being around others who love it as much as me. What a way to live! I wouldn't ask for it any other way. Now I can write a blog about my lifestyle and the things I enjoy and feel passionate about.

Dolores Daiquiri!

Dolores Daiquiri!

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19 January 2011

Polly of California - Bombshell Shoes

I absolutely love vintage 1950s decadent Polly of California shoes. I only have a couple of them but my plan is to buy more in many different colours.

These fabulous shoes were released in the spring of 1961 and were originally called the 'Genie' or 'Glamour Clogs'. In 1964 they became synonymous with the half metal/half wood heel that was deemed non breakable. It was an extremely popular show with Hollywood celebrities, showgirls, pin-ups and burlesque dancers.

The magnificent Genie was first advertised in a Fredericks of Hollywood catalogue in the early 1960s and were available in many luscious colors.

There are many fashionistas who reproduce shoes similar to Pollys that you can get today. These include Betsey Johnson, Remix Vintage Shoes, Marciano by Guess, Patricia Field, Trashy Diva, Bordello and more.....

These shoes to me represent glamour, sophistication and scream 'Bombshell!!

The Polly of California store was re-established in 2010. So anyone can now claim a pair and feel like a starlet!!

Check out their website here: http://www.polly-of-california.com/#




02 January 2011

Edith Head - Costumier and Genius


Edith Head


Just wanted to raise a toast to the fabulous late costume designer Edith Head whom I adore!!

Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981)  was an American Costume Designer who had a very long career in Hollywood that earned her eight Academy Awards. This was more than any other woman in history.
 
She had a outstanding career designing for movie stars and the celebrity set which included:
Mae West
Veronica Lake
Ingrid Bergman
Betty Davis
Elizabeth Taylor
Grace Kelly
Doris Day
Marlene Deitrich 
and the list goes on...................

Here is a sensational book to purchase if you don't have it and love design. This was given to me for Christmas and I was very excited to receive it.


Some of her wonderful creations