Vintage beauty & fashion

The artichoke hairstyle of 1961

The artichoke hairstyle is a casual, layered cut, with the layers tanning out, petal fashion, from the center of the crown — or what would be the stem area of the real artichoke.

Happy holiday hairstyles of the '60s (1968)
Happy holiday hairstyles of the ’60s (1968)

Christmas coifs are catching the season’s sparkle. Make your ’60s hairstyle repertoire merrier! For romance, try pin-on tendrils, love-locks, and Emily Bronte ringlets. For a change of color, cut or curve, wear a wig that’s charmed with stretch or curl.

Super stylish '60s belts
Super stylish ’60s belts

In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous ’60s belts to create a waist, high or low.

60s swimsuits - fashion
60s swimwear: 8 snazzy swimsuits from 1967

The young lioness swimsuits Brave… sensuous… graceful… beautiful… Don’t you want to be a young lioness this summer? Of course you do! Grrrrrrooowwwwlll! they’ll say

A preference for prints (1964)

A preference for prints prints prints This spring, fashion is showing a distinct partiality for prints – big, splashy prints, many on black backgrounds. Opposite

How X-ray shoe fittings used to really be a thing years ago
How X-ray shoe fittings used to really be a thing years ago

Back in the 1920s, footwear manufacturers and merchants decided that X-ray shoe fittings could bring in lots of customers – people who would be thrilled to let a recent scientific advance help them find the perfect shoe. There was just a little problem…