Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: April

Andie MacDowell – April 21, 1958

Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell

Claudia Cardinale – April 15, 1938

Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale

Roy Halston – April 23, 1932 (d. March 26, 1990)

Ultrasuede by Halston
Ultrasuede by Halston
Roy Halston with Angelica Houston
Roy Halston with Angelica Houston
Roy Halston by Andy Warhol
Roy Halston by Andy Warhol
Roy Halston
Roy Halston

Dorian Leigh – April 23, 1917 (d. July 7, 2008)

Dorian Leigh by John Rawlings for Vogue circa 1946
Dorian Leigh by John Rawlings for Vogue circa 1946
Dorian Leigh in Balenciaga circa 1953
Dorian Leigh in Balenciaga circa 1953
Dorian Leigh
Dorian Leigh
Label Love

Label Love: The Gap

It was 1987. I was just entering the 7th grade and I was a sucker for everything Reebok and Gap. I was a tiny little yuppie in training. While my love for Ronald Reagan and hi-top aerobic sneakers in every color of the rainbow waned, my love of the Gap did not. I still love the Gap.

Label Love: The Gap
Label Love: The Gap

Does Andie not rock the denim on denim look? Swoon with the bandanna belt!

Andie MacDowell for The Gap, Vogue, March 1986.
Andie MacDowell for The Gap, Vogue, March 1986.

I’ve got this awesome vintage Gap denim shirt in the shop right now!

Vintage 80's Gap Chambray Denim Shirt by Vintspiration
Vintage 80’s Gap Chambray Denim Shirt by Vintspiration

I would snap this boyfriend cardigan up in a hot second.

The Gap, December 1987. Photograph by Herb Ritts.
The Gap, December 1987. Photograph by Herb Ritts.

I spy some coral color love.

Gap - ELAINE IRWIN & JOHN PEARSON Gap Ad 1989 via Top Models of the World.
Gap – ELAINE IRWIN & JOHN PEARSON Gap Ad 1989 via Top Models of the World.

Head to toe love. HEAD. TO. TOE.

The Gap, Seventeen magazine, August 1985. Photograph by Barry McKinley.
The Gap, Seventeen magazine, August 1985. Photograph by Barry McKinley.

I love these relaxed pleated front black and white houndstooth plaid cotton pants from The Gap that I have listed in the shop.

vintage 80s GAP mens HOUNDSTOOTH pleated pants 32 x 34 by Vintspiration
vintage 80s GAP mens HOUNDSTOOTH pleated pants 32 x 34 by Vintspiration

Oh Joni, those pins on your jean jacket are just so perfect.

 Joni Mitchell for Gap by Herb Ritts circa 1990
Joni Mitchell for Gap by Herb Ritts circa 1990

The perfect colorful one piece bathing suit.

Naomi Sims for The Gap
Naomi Sims for The Gap

And we all need a little vintage Darryl Dixon love. In bell bottoms and a newsboy cap. You go, Norman Reedus!

Norman Reedus

Design · Ephemera · History

Ho, Ho, Hulett

Hulett was an artist and worked on some of my favorite classic Disney animated films including Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty among many others.

Hulett at work at Disney Studios, circa 1940's appears to be working on Lady and the Tramp
Hulett at work at Disney Studios, circa 1940’s
appears to be working on Lady and the Tramp

Some sweet vintage holiday illustrations by Ralph Hulett to keep you merry and bright.

Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Vintage Ralph Hulett Christmas card © 1955 by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett
Vintage Ralph Hulett Christmas card © 1955 by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett

Ralph Hulett

Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett

Additional info on Ralph Hulett
California Painter Tony Peters Blog
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Vintage Wonder to you and yours!

Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: August

Ethel Barrymore- August 15, 1879 (d. June 18, 1959)

Ethel Barrymore circa 1920's
Ethel Barrymore circa 1920’s
Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore circa 1901
Ethel Barrymore circa 1901
Ethel Barrymore circa 1896
Ethel Barrymore circa 1896

Peggy Lipton – August 30, 1946

Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton

Geoffrey Beene – August 30, 1924 (d. September 28, 2004)

Geoffrey Beene circa 1967
Geoffrey Beene circa 1967
Geoffrey Beene
Geoffrey Beene

Jane Adams – August 7, 1918 (d. May 21, 2014)

Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Fashion

Fro Yo

I have thick, curly hair that I inherited from my father. My mother had medium weight straight hair so she just didn’t know what to do with it when I was a kid, so she decided to cut it short into a sort of Q-Tip mullet that I had frequently trimmed and blown out just like Tony Manero.

I let my hair grow long as I got older but I never really learned how to do it and sometimes I just want to live naturally and free and rock a white girl fro. I dig it, man. I dig it.

Marisa Berenson photographed by sister Berry Berenson for Vogue, October 1970.
Marisa Berenson photographed by sister Berry Berenson for Vogue, October 1970.
Glamorous afro
Glamorous afro
Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 1969, photo by David Thorpe
Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 1969, photo by David Thorpe
Shelley Duvall on the set of Nashville in 1975
Shelley Duvall on the set of Nashville in 1975
Milou for Lords and Lillies August 17th 2012
Milou for Lords and Lillies August 17th 2012
Etsy · Huesday

Huesday: Run, Forest, Run

I love a good dark green! Vintage items from Vintspiration and Videre Vintage.

vintage 70s SKY HIGH hunter green t-strap heels 8.5 9
vintage 70s SKY HIGH hunter green t-strap heels 8.5 9
Vintage '90s JANTZEN Green Terry Cloth Zip-Up with Front Pockets, Unisex S
Vintage ’90s JANTZEN Green Terry Cloth Zip-Up with Front Pockets, Unisex S
vintage FOREST GREEN minimalist silk tank m
vintage FOREST GREEN minimalist silk tank m
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
Vintage Express forest green silk blouse / 1980s S-M
Vintage Express forest green silk blouse / 1980s S-M
Etsy

Shop Update: Short Order

Some fresh listings to the Etsy shop this week. Lots of shorts for the steamy summer!

vintage 90s BONGO FLORAL print high waisted denim shorts m
vintage 90s BONGO FLORAL print high waisted denim shorts m
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
vintage 80s RAINBOW STRIPE pleated front high waisted shorts xs s
vintage 80s RAINBOW STRIPE pleated front high waisted shorts xs s
vintage 80s ACID WASH baggy cutoff shorts m
vintage 80s ACID WASH baggy cutoff shorts m
vintage 90s HIGH WAISTED rayon plaid shorts s
vintage 90s HIGH WAISTED rayon plaid shorts s
vintage 90s GRAFFITI print high waisted pleated shorts s m
vintage 90s GRAFFITI print high waisted pleated shorts s m