Category Archives: Fadshions

Wit Knits

I am stealing these images from Messy Nessy Chic because they are too good not to! These illustrations come from a 1986 English knitting book entitled Wit Knits – and modelled by British celebrities (at the time) including Joanna Lumley:

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Pop(can) fashions

In 1975, the Creative American Craft Series published a pamphlet of pop and beer can crochet fashions created by Evelyn Richardson of Long Beach, California. If you REALLY want to make some up, you can buy a facsimile of the … Continue reading

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1935 Cocktail Hour ideas…

Great film showing the latest in cocktail fashions (clothes and cocktails). The soundtrack is lost, but the original script survives: “Tricky new styles and ideas in cocktail accessories are being shown here at the National Wine and Liquor Show in … Continue reading

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Trompe l’oeil…

Apparently I like trompe-l’oeil, I seem to copy images to my photo bank when I find them: Added July 18: Gucci just did a collection for S/S 2016 that uses Tromp l’oeil:

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Bloomerism in Corning New York, 1851

This past summer we visited the Corning Glass Museum (well worth the visit), where Kenn took a photo of an 1851 painting in their collection depicting the earliest known view of Corning, before the glassworks were built. The view of the town depicts a … Continue reading

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3D printed dress

It will be interesting to see if this ever becomes a viable method of fashion production or if its just an expensive technological novelty:

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Fadshions – Teddy Girls

I was alerted to a really interesting post yesterday about Teddy girls. These were the female equivalent of Teddy boys – a working class subculture movement styled on Edwardian men’s clothes and early American rock music. In december 1954, freelance photographer … Continue reading

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A Smart phone or a ‘Get Smart’ Phone?

Apparently when you get to a certain age you begin to see your cultural references reinvented by a younger generation. The shoe phone for example – that spy gimmick from the 1965-1970 television show Get Smart has been reinvented by … Continue reading

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Fadshions – 1964 Beatles fashions

Men’s ankle boots with elastic gores and Cuban heels became known as Chelsea or Beatles boots in 1964, but that same year there were more than just boots inspired by the Beatles:

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Fadshions – Sun-Slatz

I had these Sun-slatz snap-in glass shades from the 1950s bookmarked for a while on Etsy, but they sold just before I decided to get them (my own fault – they were in my ‘think’ list for months.) I tend … Continue reading

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