Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How to improve your personality, glamour, beauty in the 1940's

I found this really super great book at a vintage shop in Tacoma, WA while on vacation.
I almost died laughing while reading this book. Here are some of my fav pages.

This is my favorite page!

Exercises for the Bust

"The female bosom has always been a symbol of health and beauty." (oh my gosh!) The shape, size, and firmness and erectness of the breasts, also their relation to the size and contour of the body are all taken into account when a woman is appraised for her charm." ( It is hard to believe people used to think this crap!)

Do you have a "fat neck"

The Westmore brothers

"They lay down fundamental principles governing the application of make-up as a means of dramatizing the personality and enhancing a women's charm."

The Westmore brothers are doing over members of an audience in 20 min. for a contest, " to size up the personality of the winner"

Sunday, August 24, 2008


This is so exciting! A new blog!I can not even think about what to say. hmmmm. Well, here is a peek at the studio, sensational elements of texture and color. The studio has to have lots of fun elements to engage the creative process. Well, I do try.
You must stack your vintage fabric as high as it will go. Do not forget to pay the milkman.

Oh, so lovely. Need a pin.
Stuff as many pretty vintage lace into the jar as you can, come on, more has to fit.

So pretty millinery berries! These were one of my favorites, they sold really fast! The berries have this netting around them and the thread shines like silk.