Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Vintage Magazine Snippets
In one of my vintage shopping hauls last year, I picked up a number of old magazines, mostly British Women's Weeklies. I wanted to show you some of my favourite articles, advertisements and illustrations from inside.
I love vintage refashion advice. It's great to see how they recommend completing each of the trims. No. 1 is my favourite, with the wreath design!
This illustrated a fictional story, and shows lovely coat and cloche combinations.
This one is illustrating an article about not giving up your life when you find a man, and giving him space too. It probably helps your relationship to look this casually stylish and windswept too!
Advice for dress-up costumes for little girls from the 1920s? Yes please! Adorable. I found an newspaper article about a school performance involving my great-grandmother's aunt (after whom she was named) in the roll of fairy princess. It's interesting that an "inexpensive" costume in those days involved making it completely yourself, which I think would be seen as the seriously-dedicated option today.
Another refashion article, this time, doing up last year's frock! I wouldn't mind reading more of this "New Series".
These are ads for patterns you can send away for. I love the two directions of stripes on this sporty dress.
I'm not sure this would be flattering on many people, but it's a cute illustration.
Simple and adorable!
I love advice column sections too, especially for fashion. "We wear it on everything these days" certainly seems to be true when you look at some old 1920s photos.
I hope you enjoyed these bits and pieces!