Tuesday, March 31, 2009
George Petty was actually the first pinup artist to be published in Esquire a few years earlier. The publishers grew weary of Petty's diva like success and wanted to replace him with Vargas' impressive artwork. Unfortunately, Vargas was not well versed in business and allowed the publishers to take over his contract. One small detail required Vargas to drop the 's' from his last name. The very first Varga Girl was seen in the Oct. 1940 issue. The accompanying copy read "Every once in a while a new girl is born, fully grown and partially clothed, like Venus fresh risen from the sea." Shortly after came the Varga Girl calendar and the rest they say, is history.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Where earlier photographers relied upon controlled studio settings and static poses, Frissell placed her subjects in nature and in motion. She is also known for the imaginative angles, both physical and metaphorical, from which she covered her subjects.
Toni Frissell captured a woman and child standing on a pier in this photograph, which appeared in the June 15, 1941, Vogue. The woman balances a camera and holds the child's hand, as if preparing him to take a picture—but he's more distracted by the other camera, namely Frissell's. The sand and water nowhere in sight, this work is a clever take on a beach scene as well as a cheeky look into a family ritual.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Close turban, open at the crown - the folds giving just a nice width. By Hattie Carnegie as seen in Vogue 1953.
The low draped turban, lapping the neck, in a bright pink and red Persian print silk. Wonderful line with a standaway collar. Hattie Carnegie from Vogue 1953.
We've been busy at Glamoursurf listing some of our vintage turbans, hats and swim caps. We'll be listing more over the next week so check back if you don't see something you like today.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Perfect 1938 model of real high grade. Mast of fast-colored, pre-shrunk cotton twill in a gloriously bright Tropical print. Smart promenade coat flares gracefully from fitted waist. Swim suit has wool jersey lining in matching color. Coat and swimsuit $4.95, the lined swimsuit alone $2.94.
Beach hat: shady coolie hat of natural color imported Italian Rough straw with gay ribbon flower applique. Ribbon chin strap. $1.98
a) Dressmaker style flattering to all figures. Quick fastening, rustless, Talon-zip in front. Fruit of the loom cotton in colorfast batik print. $1.98
b)Shimmering satin Lastex stretches crosswise for figure control. Woven or Rayon, cotton and Lastex. Skirtless style with cotton lined front, deep sun back. $2.98.
c) Expensive looking fancy stitch, cotton lined from waist down. $1.98
d) All wool. Our famous classic 'skirted' suit. Of all worsted wool. Shaped lined bust, moderate sun back. $1.54.
Wear a sheer suit with ease and confidence! Both in flesh colored rubber. $.89
Really, aren't the beach shoes just adorable?
Enjoy from GlamourSplash!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The duo is soo retro looking and could easily be worn as a swimsuit in a heartbeat. Although, I'm not sure if you'd want to get this cute frock wet!
Then I see it again. This time as part of the March 2009 edition of Vogue Russia. Nice spread right? Scandinavian model Charlotte Hoyer lounging in a wave of boys, boys boys.
I think perhaps GlamourSplash may get out the sewing machine and see if we can create a look similar to this. Really, I absolutely ♥LOVE♥ it. Thank you Dolce, bravo!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Lillian plays with bleach and different chemicals in the darkroom to create some stunning effects
Reduce what isn't needed, be alert in case the hoped-for unpredictable moment occurs, seek out that gut-satisfying emotion that you've got something special. It doesn't matter if you succeed every time, or every fifth time, or every twenty-fifth time; what matters is looking for it and being open to it when it arrives.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
The straps are completely removable, if you choose to wear it strapless like Marilyn. This vintage Catalina black illusion lace suit won't last long in our shop. Be a bombshell, Just Like Marilyn!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Queen of the 1944 season's pack of girls is Tee Matthews. Army photographers from 12 fields have voted her the most photogenic girl in Winter Haven. Bombing-range pilots at Avon field have crowned her Queen of the Range. Tee was 17 and still at high school. When she graduates she plans to try her luck at modeling.
Winter Haven's 'Queen of the Range' shows off bathing suits styles from 1944.
Tee Matthews and Bobbie Chambliss of Winter Haven, Fl. take time out to feed the gulls. Most of their Sundays are spent posing in southern Belle Costumes. I love the treatement of the single shoulder.Sports clothes are Tees favorite wearing apparel. Here she models a play-and-swim suit with lace edged muslin panties by Cole of California.
In a two-piece suit by Jantzen, Tee likes to swim, dive, sail and water skit. This is her favorite type of suit. No matter how violent the exercise, the trunks and bra top stay in place.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tee demonstrates a tricky kind of beach wear. The first photo shows her holding up the suit which looks like a sack cut off at the bottom.
The long back piece of the suit is pulled forward like a baby's diaper and tied snugly around the waist.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Have you visited our sister site GlamourSavvy? GlamourSavvy offers a wonderful selection of vintage clothing from all eras, weather you like vintage 1950's, 1960's Mad Men style, retro 1970's or the 1980's (80' style is back big time this season), GlamourSavvy has it all!
Just a few of the fabulous vintage clothing items now on SALE @ GlamourSavvy.com. We're celebrating Spring by offering our customers 25% OFF all items through the end of March. Just enter code word MARCH at checkout and your discount will apply. We've got a wide selection of vintage items from the 1950's - 1980's including vintage day and evening dresses, suits, separates, outerwear, shoes and accessories for men and women. Plus we combine shipping! Get your Glam on at GlamourSavvy!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Shelly began her career as a model, vaudeville starlet, entertainer and even performed in an Off Broadway play, but acting was her dream and eventually she studied and became an actress for many movies.
Winters was a "role model" for Marilyn Monroe. When, as young actresses, they shared an apartment in Hollywood, it was she who taught Monroe the sexy, lips-apart look for which Monroe became famous, tilt your chin up, cast your eyes down, (or chin down, eyes up), and part your lips slightly.
Here Glamoursplash shares with you some cheesecake Pin Up shots of Shelly Winters in swimwear. Isn't she the cats meow?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The definitive beach-wrap is known as the pareo from Tahiti to Hawaii, the lunghee in India, a Surong in the Philippines, in India a similar garment is named Sri and in Africa they call it a Kanga. In ancient times of Rome and Greece it was named a "Toga". Pareo is the Tahitian name for wrap-over skirt (pareu), today it is worn as a beach cover up and can be worn in a multitude of different ways.
We've recently added quite a few Sarongs, beach cover-ups, wrap skirts and even wrap pants to our Glamoursurf site. You can find them here in our new section titled Beach Cover-ups. We've also recently received a slew of vintage swimsuits which we'll be adding to our site over the next few weeks. Be sure to check back often.
Don't forget to to visit our sister site Glamoursavvy.com, we'll be adding fresh new summer vintage in the next couple of weeks. We're offering our blog readers a 25% off discount on all items at Glamoursavvy.com through the end of March. Use coupon code March at checkout and your discount will be automatically applied. Thanks for shopping with us!