Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oh, vintage magazines

I just purchased two vintage McCall's magazines-March 1952 and October 1938-to add to my collection. I can now say that I have 3 vintage magazines. Hey, it's a start right? The other one is the May 1944 issue of Vogue. I bought Vogue on ebay over a year ago, so I don't remember the seller, but the McCall's I bought off of Vintage Martini. It was pretty cool too, because the guy gave me 25% off of both for ordering two. So I ended up spending about $45 with shipping. Not bad.

They have a lot of these [McCall's mostly] on their site, and I think they are well worth it. My next purchase though, is a Sears catalog, probably 50's. Those I have only found on ebay, and they can get a little expensive, but again probably well worth it. They have about 1000 pages! Of course that's not all clothes, but I'd like to flip through the toy section, too.

Here they are:



And a few pages from each:

1930's



My favorite is the green and black dress on the right page.

I also want this hair (after a year of having a shaved head, I am growing it out.) It needs to get pretty long before I can do those pin curls though.


1940's


I want these.


MarleneDietrich


This article is about how she is going to perform for the USO and can only pack 55 pounds of luggage. She brings: "[. . .] two long sequin gowns to the knees, and guaranteed whistle bait. Four short sequin dresses. A strapless brocade affair. Slippers of transparent Vinylite. Grey flannel men's pants. Silk-lined cashmere sweater by Mainbocher. Tropical uniforms. Oh--and lingerie."

I just love women in tailored mannish suits.


Aaaaand 1950's



I'm gonna need to make a coat like this one. None of mine fit around all of my pouffy dresses.


I really like the neckline of the blue dress. The one where the woman looks like she is filing her nails. Sorry it's small. Just click on the image and it'll get a bit bigger for your viewing pleasure.


So if I could just have 30's hair, 40's shoes, and 50's dresses, that'd be my style. I think it will mix well? We'll check back in a year when my hair is longer, and my fat feet can fit into a pair of high heels. I have tailor's bunions and need surgery. Bad.

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