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Looking Wonderful–1971 Style

Looking Wonderful–1971 Style

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by Andrea I know when most people think of retro beauty, they think of the looks of the 40’s and 50’s.  However, I must admit that I really like some of the looks from the 70’s, especially the 70’s does 20’s and 70’s does 30’s looks.  Let’s take a look…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Maranatha’s Evangelists

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Maranatha’s Evangelists

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By RetroRuth From back of postcard: These talented evangelists have give Maranatha a remarkable influence over Conference attendants. Miss Amy Lee Stockton as Conference Speaker and Counselor. Miss Rita Gould as director of the ministry of the Children’s Chapel.…

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch I don’t know if you’re like me but when I go out shopping for holiday gifts and ensembles, I am often left feeling kind of well, “Meh”.  I have a hard time finding much razzle-dazzle and excitement in many of the newer goods of today. Call me…

Retro Hair! Super Easy Faux Rolls

Retro Hair!  Super Easy Faux Rolls

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by Andrea Hey there – I have once again enlisted my daughter Kat’s help to bring you a hair tutorial. This one gives a look similar to victory rolls, without having to actually master victory rolls (which can be tricky!)  I hope you enjoy, and will give it a try,…

Retro Hair! A Rosie the Riveter Inspired Hair Tutorial

Retro Hair!  A Rosie the Riveter Inspired Hair Tutorial

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by Andrea So, I’ve got something a little different for you all this week. (Sorry gents, this one’s for the ladies!)  My daughter, Kat, graciously agreed to  help me share with you all a vintage inspired hair tutorial. This ‘do is a bit Rosie the Riveter inspired, with the bandana,…

Fashion Time Travelling: 1967

Fashion Time Travelling: 1967

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By Andrea So who else is eagerly anticipating Mad Men’s two hour premiere on April 7th? I know I definitely am! Mad Men last left off in 1966, however since they usually jump ahead a bit in time, I am speculating they’ll pick up in 1967. (Disclaimer: no spoiler intended…

Getting That Vintage Look! Some Retro Styling Sources

Getting That Vintage Look! Some Retro Styling Sources

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By Andrea Sorry, Gents! My post this week is definitely for the ladies! I love a retro hair and makeup look, but I tend to be pretty inept at doing my own hair and makeup. However there’s a lot of great resources out there, that can help just about anyone…

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

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By RetroRuth Yep, that’s right. These girls are in giant boxes. You see, they’re mail-order girls, ordered by Ted Jones in “Oskosh”, WI (yep, it’s spelled wrong in the film) who wants a wife, but wants to have his choice of women mailed to him. In the end, he decides…

Nestle Hair Color Advertisement

Nestle Hair Color Advertisement

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Or How To Paint Your Hair With Chocolate By RetroRuth I’m kidding, kidding!  You didn’t actually paint your hair with Nestle chocolate, but for some reason, it popped into my mind when I saw this ad! Okay, okay, so seriously: Can I still get milk chocolate colored???…

How To Look Pretty At Your 1940’s Party

How To Look Pretty At Your 1940’s Party

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By RetroRuth I thought we could start this Monday off right with some condescending and belittling party advice from a 1940’s cookbook that we can never live up to. Remember your roles, people! No one wants to be welcomed into a party by a hag! Whew. It’s a good thing…

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