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A blog with a daily splash of vintage swimwear, vintage fashion, news, designer profiles and all things retro.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

1952 Catalina Tapa Shell Swimsuit


Today we spend a little time with Catalina in 1952. The ad and the picture are the same swimsuit called Tapa Shell. Schwanky!

Monday, April 7, 2014

RIP Mickey Rooney

RIP Mickey Rooney. Mickey passed away yesterday at age of 93. I adored watching his films in my childhood, he will surely be missed by me.

 Mickey Rooney circa 1939 source

Mickey Rooney goes off the diving board, as Marjorie Gestring gives him a push, during Judy Garland's birthday party at Louis B. Mayer's Santa Monica beach home. Judy Garland, June Preisser, Jackie Cooper, and Virginia Weidler sit (L to R) behind them on the board. On the edge of the pool is Ann Rutherford. 


Same party, here we have Jackie Cooper and Mickey kissing the birthday girl Judy Garland. Judy turned 17 on this day, June 13, 1939.Ah the good old days!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Play Scants by Catalina Figure Control circa 1958

Did you know in the 1950's there were such things that used to be worn under your swimsuit or playabout? Introducing 'Play Scants' by Catalina. Figure shaping of super faille Lastex to add tummy control and hip control.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1953 Jantzen Swimsuit Cheese Cake

I adore this suit and I love when I can find clues in vintage magazine ads like this. The year is 1953.


This swimsuit (above) by Jantzen is called 'Cheese Cake'


And in this ad, also from 1953, Jantzen calls out 'the petal look' for the bust and 'crinklelastic' for the form fitting fabric.
And this ad talks about all the new details introduced by Jantzen in 1953. Enjoy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Only 3 Days Left for 20% Off @ Glamoursurf

Those of you who subscribe to our newsletter got our sale info first. There are 3 more days to take 20% Off your purchase of $50.00 or more over at Glamoursurf. Use code word Green at checkout and the discount will be applied. *Not valid on previous orders. Get ready for summer with a fabulous vintage swimsuit.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Get the Bikini Look of Halle Berry or Ursula Andress at Glamoursurf

We've just listed a fabulous vintage 90s bikini by Body Glove over at Glamoursurf. Get the look of Halle Berry or Ursula Andress and get noticed while at the beach!




Body Glove bikini features neon yellow and black nylon spandex blend with a neoprene adjustable belt. Adorable!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Little Bit of Vintage Bikini Beach Fun

Doesn't this image just bring you back to the days on the beach with your mom and friends? Remember those little metal pails that you would build sand castles with? How about wiggling your toes in the sand or going out to wade or swim in the surf. Finding hidden treasures on the beach like sea glass, shells or driftwood? If nothing else you can rest assured of being entranced and relaxed by the beauty and the sound of the waves hitting the surf. Relax and enjoy your day!