Welcome to Glamoursplash!

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

We welcome you to shop our on-line boutique Glamoursurf, featuring everything you need from the beach to the bedroom. Glamoursurf specializes in vintage swimwear, vintage lingerie, resort wear, cover ups, swim caps and fun in the sun beach accessories.

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!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Joset Walker & Tina Leser circa 1948

This ad from 1948 and features a couple of my favorite designers Joset Walker and Tina Leser. Fabric companies, Lonsdale in this case, were good at incorporating designers styles using their fabrics in advertising.

Isn't the spread layout fabulous? Artistic frames with draped fabrics. But what I like most about this is the use of fashion designs by Joset Walker on the left and Tina Leser on the right. That Tina Leser ensemble of swimsuit, full skirt, bralette and bolero is just divine. But it's the rarer Joset Walker piece that I am infatuated with. That off shoulder draped boat neck collar and the simple lines just make me swoon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Catalina Vintage Swimwear Advertisement 1947 Featuring Miss America

"California in a Swim suit"

This ad is from April 1947 by Catalina.Styled by Marion Bentz (Catalina's New York designer) in collaboration with 7 world famous Hollywood Studio designers* creating for Catalina. Those designers are called out in the sidebar. Catalina loved to promote not only it's designers but actors, models and in this case Miss America 1946 - Marilyn Buferd. Oh the name dropping!!!

"Gay vivid colors impart your Catalina the unmistakable spirit of California. Skillful design by Marion Bentz and renowned cinema stylists give your Catalina dash and drama. Marion Bentz chooses crisp water loving Everglaze chintz for a border print, button front suit in a range of shining California colors. $6.00, that's about $63.00 in today's dollar."

*1947 Catalina collection designed by Travis Barton, Universal International Studios;
Milo Anderson, Warner Brothers Pictures;
Edith Head, Paramount Pictures, Inc.;
Howard Shoup, who has designed for stars Metro Goldwyn-Mayer;
Vera West, Universal International Studios;
Renie - RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.;
Edward Stevenson, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.;
All designing in collaboration with Mary Ann DeWeese, Catalina's head designer

After all of that info, I gotta say, I love that swim suit!