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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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Antonio Lopez Drawings for Vogue

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I came across these spread layout drawings by Antonio Lopez in a 1970 edition of Vogue Pattern Book International and was immediately intrigued by them. They reminded me of the work of Peter Max. The byline only said "Drawings by Antonio; Photos by Otto Storch." So off I went to find out more. He was a very famous artist and had many muses including Jerry Hall, Grace Jones and Jessica Lange to name a few.

And a bit more on the fashion drawings with interview snippets from the likes of Lagerfeld. De La Renta, Missoni etc.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sew Your Own 1930s Bathing Suit - Playsuit - Beach Suit

For those of you who like to sew, now you can recreate your own swimsuit, play suit or beach suit with these patterns! These images are from 1937, as always click to enlarge. Enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Early 1931 Swimwear Follows Fashion and Bares More Back

I really love this ad. The year is 1931 and the ad is by swimwear maker B.V.D. In the early 1930s the backs of bathing suits began to show more skin and reach towards the waistline. The continuing arrival of fashion from Paris and the current healthful benefits of the sun were everywhere to be seen and swimwear manufacturers were taking note! Aren't the jewel tones of the times wonderful too? Enjoy!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Dropping by to wish you all a very SCARY Halloween! Be safe and have fun! Cheers!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1960 Cole of California Pink Polka Dot Swimsuit

Take your choice, pink or blue? Cole of California 1960. This vintage advertisement just makes me smile!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

1952 Sun Specs Sunglasses by Claire McCardell

1953 vintage advertisement featuring Claire McCardell sunglasses! Available in Black, white, camel, red, turquoise, yellow and black. That pared down shape to show off your eyebrows and all for only $10.00, that's approx $90.00 in today's dollar. I'll take turquoise please!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Carolyn Schnurer Translates her Gold Coast Memo's into Fashion

Carolyn Schnurer only had a short visit into the fashion industry from 1944 - 1964 during her lifetime. Her career travels took her to many exotic places which in turn were inspiration for her clothing designs. Many of these trips were sponsored by stores such as Peck & Peck with other support coming from the textile design companies that helped to create her work. Dan River, Fuller, Bates, Arthur Beir, and Hollander were among the companies she worked with to develop textiles based on the motifs which filled her travel notebooks.

Here we see 9 different looks inspired by her travels. As always you can click on the images to enlarge. Enjoy!