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1936 Max Factor Makeup footage

Lovely little clip found at Glamour Daze of max Factor making up a model to look like Claudette Colbert.

Categories: Cosmetics, Hair, How To, On Film, Vintage Videos
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More pin curl help

Hello 1930s fans! I came across another pin curl an finger waving article today. I hope this will help you recreate the look of 1930s curls and waves  if you have been struggling.


Categories: Hair, How To
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1930s make-up and beauty tutorials

A couple of lovely videos from British Pathe.

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’10 Golden Rules’ for looking after War Time Stockings – vintage instructions

I bought some 1940s deadstock stockings for my Etsy store the other week and included were the original ‘care instructions’. Here is a close up of the ’10 Golden Rules’ for looking after your War Time stockings. Very useful for those of us that collect and wear vintage lingerie. Enjoy 🙂

Categories: Accessories, Clothing, How To
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Wearing History – newest patterns

Seems that sewing is becoming a dying art amongst the young ladies of today, which is why I love to keep my hand in. I have taught myself over the years and you can only really learn by doing. It’s also nice to have a bunch friends in the vintage scene that sew and a few that even have their own line of patterns for sale. One my favourite lines comes from Wearing History, which is run by my friend Lauren Maringola. She is an amazing seamstress and you can see many of the pieces in her line made up on her site. Here are some of her latest offerings!

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