6 gorgeous Easter-themed retro pinups for your Sunday

Before dismissing sexy ladies in bunny ears as flippant, know that I am of course aware of the significance of Easter as an event on the religious calendar. Yes I spent my Easter Sunday morning at a historically and architecturally fascinating Portuguese church, listening to mass in a language I couldn’t quite understand. Outside the pews the original message is, as with every major Christian…

6 adorable Halloween-themed retro pin-ups

Halloween-lovers, today is your day: you can go all out in flesh-rotting zombie makeup (or maybe try some of these pretty halloween makeup looks instead), you can eat candy and carve pumpkins. We at Fashionising.com won’t be doing much of the pumpkin carving, but as for the costume part – well, we at least have time to admire some Halloween-themed vintage pinups. After the break,…

Italy’s vintage sunglasses treasure trove – and why you need to visit it

Great pairs of sunglasses are few and far between. Sure there are some nice styles out there but, for the most part, all the quality sunglasses you’re ever likely to own are made by one company. So while most of us desire to be anything but generic, the glasses which adorn our faces usually are. Hence the rise of elaborate, artisanal sunglasses – an ocular…

Vintage inspiration: please share my umbrella

London in 1963 was just as rainy as it is now, not to anyone’s real surprise. But enjoying the rainy weather really just comes down to making the most of it. A little style inspiration for both the 1960s fashion trend, and looking gorgeous even in the rain, comes via this photo of model Patti Boyd and actor Tom Courtenay.

Helmets soft as feathers: vintage inspiration

Being all about protecting the head, helmets are generally hard both in look and feel. But 1960s fashion was full of the weird and wonderful, and what’s to preclude the hard inner shell of a helmet being covered by soft, fluffy, feathers? This black and white image by British photographer John French captures one of those quirky and cute moments of ’60s fashion.

Original androgyne: vintage inspiration

The 1920s was a time when women defied their position in society. This new breed of woman smoked and listened to jazz and cut her hair short. She indulged in the flapper fashions of the day. Sometimes that meant taking cues from menswear, showing that women too could wear the literal and proverbial pants. With her boy-short hair and relaxed suiting, this original flapper from…

1920s fashion: how to wear it this fall

If you think a 1920s fashion revival means you have to get decked out in fringing, feathers and a Louise Brooks bob, think again: that's not what it's all about this fall. Instead we're taking subtle inspiration from particular elements including outerwear and suiting. Read on for the full report.
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas

Lost photos of Jean Shrimpton revealed

Before effortlessness was a thing to be engineered, photographer Ronald Falloon threw his denim shirt onto Jean Shrimpton and took these photos. The photos were for the first ever Sunday Telegraph supplement but never ended up going to print. It’s clear from the simple tests why Shrimpton was such a celebrated model, bringing beauty with absolute ease to the simplest of looks. It’s not effortlessness…
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy
Photography by Ronald Falloon including Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier

“Sometimes something strange can be beautiful, too.” Thus spoke Jean Paul Gaultier several decades ago, and it still holds true now more than ever. In fact the rebellious elements of the ’80s – the clashing prints, the boxy cuts, the masculine details – no longer need to be so forceful in their efforts to challenge convention. We accept all sorts. But as much as things…
Gaultier At Play: Elle Magazine
Gaultier At Play: Elle Magazine
Gaultier At Play: Elle Magazine
Gaultier At Play: Elle Magazine
Gaultier At Play: Elle Magazine
Gaultier At Play: Elle Magazine

Deco dramatica: the vintage artworks of Erte

There’s a particularly iconic series of Erté artworks that you’ve no doubt seen before: a woman – swathed in fur and adorned with a headpiece, cutting a silhouette that’s since become the recognisable epitome of Art Deco decadence – walks a lithe, silver-collared greyhound with all the drama of one who’s just walked onto a stage. Like much of Erté’s work it sweeps the viewer…
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte
Vintage art by Erte

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