As long as antique & vintage buttons have adorned our clothing and shoes, people have been collecting them. Made from a multitude of materials – from metal to bone, wood to plastic – buttons are miniature pieces of everyday history.
Vintage beauty & fashion
Women have destroyed the beauty of their hands by trying to transform with the scissors the blunt, thick finger ends that belong on the practical or elementary hand into the dainty or tapering fingertips.
If you have a pair of vintage gloves – or even a new pair – and want to know the best way to care for these delicate and elegant classic accessories, this article is for you!
Here is an assortment of vintage drugstore products – many strange ones that you won’t find anywhere today, but were popular in markets nationwide in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
No doubt that several of these vintage hairstyles for women from the 1910s could be adapted for use today, and would look as elegantly stylish as ever. Take a look!
See dozens of styles of antique jewelry from 100 years ago and more – including gold and silver bracelets, rings, necklaces and other beautiful pieces.
Fashionable vintage parasols could include materials like lace, chiffon, fishnet, satin ribbon, and of every hue. Here are a few of the styles from long ago!
The history of Levi’s jeans shows that the power of a really good idea – like super-durable clothing that people like to wear – can make for a business that stays strong for more than 160 years.
In this era of push-button cans of room deodorants and fancy smells, there is still the lingering remembrance of grandma’s old-fashioned rose jar with flower petals.
Legendary beauty Lillie Langtry was a statuesque blonde with blue eyes, a perfect complexion and a ravishing figure. She was acclaimed by the social set, and became the mistress of The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
Pretty hair should be fluffy, it should be glossy, and it should be even in color. Find out how to get these classic looks in this collection of old-fashioned haircare tips!
More than a hundred years ago, daring women started to wear nose rings as a fashion statement. Take a look back at their favorite jewelry styles… and the reaction to the rings.
Radium face cream made its debut in 1905: ‘The radium in the cream energizes the cells of the skin so that they throw off impurities… producing the charming glow of delicate color.’
A hundred years ago, you wouldn’t have found too many products to help take care of your skin. Ladies back then relied on other little tips and tricks – explained here!
Vintage wedding dresses for brides of 1914 often had a court train and a high neck, while long gloves covered the arms. The decollete was so demure that there is nothing to shock the conventional.
Hot chocolate. Roast beef. Bread with butter. Naps. No, this isn’t the ideal vacation, but tips on how to gain weight from a famous actress of long ago.
Cleanliness is the basis of all physical beauty. A famous old-time belle was asked for her secret of beauty, and she answered: ‘I have three: the first is cleanliness, the second is cleanliness, and the third is cleanliness.’
The small hat We lament its coming and we hope for its going, but still we cling tenaciously to it Why has the small hat
Take a look back to the year 1914, and see what clothing fabrics, colors and cuts were the most fashionable for women!
Any woman may make herself beautiful by thought — and here is the way to do it by Hereward Carrington Could you devote a little
Our grandmothers used to take care of lace to preserve them, and we, too, can follow in the footsteps of our ancestors to keep our laces in good condition.
There is not a man living who does not like to see a woman in an apron. Every groom dreams of his young wife donning an apron in which to pour his coffee.
Ice skating itself is graceful, Every movement is picturesque and full of life and action, and the fashionable girl typically enjoys studying the art of skating.
Fashions for plump women – New style models may be easily adopted by those envying slimmer sisters
Wrinkles come to the American woman at a much earlier age than they come to her European sister. And the pitiable things about it is that they are not wrinkles of age. Here is why Why American women look older than their years.
In her heart of hearts, any woman would rather have a beautiful neck than anything else in the world except, perhaps, a beautiful face, said soprano and actress Lina Cavalieri.
It’s one thing to see drawings of vintage boots in old catalogs, but quite another to look at a pair that has survived a hundred years!
Here’s what a man really likes in woman’s dress Women always look upon a man’s criticism of their attire as most presumptuous — that is,
This highly-misunderstood process of applying make involves a lot more than just putting “a dab o’ powder” on your nose. Here, a top stage star from 1913 gives you her makeup secrets.
It is the day of the curly hairstyle, and nature never planted enough curls on anybody’s head, except perhaps on Medusa’s, to meet the requirements of the present fashions.
Office girls as shapely as models Is the working girl to be barred from the Venus contest now in progress, and which has already reached
The petals of a red, red rose are first cut into the shape of a Cupid’s bow. With the aid of a lipstick, the rose petal lips are applied to the real lips.
Collecting hairpins a fad They were about to cross the crowded street when Arlington stooped and picked up something which he quickly thrust into his
Billie Burke writes on taste in dress by Miss Billie Burke Always dress as well as you can This does not mean to be in
Imparts her secret for making her eyelashes more beautiful Dame Vanity, always seeking a new beauty secret to tickle the fancy of her feminine followers,
Vintage menswear: How your clothes can make you look stouter or slimmer, taller or shorter (1916) From the Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, Neb.) January 30,
Vintage shoe styles for women The shoes featured above: 1. Bordello by Pleaser Women’s Flora Boot 2. Eric Michael Esme Boot 3. Frye Women’s Miranda