Summer is the right time to go on vacation. But where?
Whether you have plans to go abroad or just plan on relaxing where you live, I just wanted to share with some inspirational and relaxing pictures from the 50s and early 60s in North America.
Driving in your Cadillac, passing by avenues packed with palm trees and art deco houses or even having a bath by the sea…These photos instantly transport me to a quiet and warm place.
Seeing these photos makes me want to visit the States again. I’m thinking on doing a blog post about my experiences there – I think they’d be useful – so expect a bunch of new articles coming up soon!
And I’m definitely visiting Palm Springs next time I’m there! Looks like paradise to me 🙂
Hope you are all enjoying the month of July. It’s bloody hot in Spain!
It’s been a while since I last posted about women who inspire me. And today’s featured woman is Jane Fonda. She’s a talented actress who started in the mid 1950s in Hollywood and nowadays, at nearly 80, still works non stop.
I’m really fascinated by her photos in the 1950s and 1960s, but also by her actual looks. She has worked hard in the gym during decades, and at nearly 79 years old she looks better than ever.
During the 50s and early 60s she posed for fashion magazines and famous editorial photographers, such as Richard Alvedon and Milton Greene. Her fresh beauty back in the day really caught the eye of the society of the moment. She became Barbarella in the 60s, an iconic role that defined an era.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post. It’s been a long time since I last posted about Inspirational people!
Witches have always been really appealing to me. And some weeks ago I had the opportunity to star in a fantasy photo from Núria Martinez. I’ve collaborated with her recently, and we did a fantasy themed photo shoot from a recent giveaway I won.
I took inspiration from a 1960s classic, Bewitched, in order to nail my look. I opted for a pin up inspired witch in the forest, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Bewitched was a tv series that aired from 1964 until 1972. It was a comedy show about a 1960s america housewife who had a secret: she was a witch, just like her mother. The show explores her daily life as a married woman in the United States, and the relationship with her non magical husband.
It has some great scenes and quotes and it is one of the first tv shows with women in the leading roles. Strong and powerful characters that, 50 years later, are inspiring. I remember watching this tv show when I was 12 and 13 at my grandma’s house. She loved the show when it first aired in Spain and some decades later she introduced me to it.
Bewitched also taught us that society has all kinds of people, and just because they are different that doesn’t exclude them from taking part in all kind of social and cultural activities. Let’s just follow Elizabeth Montgomery’s words!
New year, and back in action with my Vintage Illustrators series, which you my followers and readers seem to enjoy 😉
Today’s illustrator is Lynn Buckham (1918 – 1982), known for his work for the advertising industry in the 50s and 60s. Even before that, but his golden years were during the 50s.
His illustrations often portrayed elegant women, also accompanied by men in their suits. His art reminds me a lot of Mad Men – a tv show that you should all see! -.
He even created illustrations for important companies such as Pepsi. This one’s from the 1950s.
I have to admit that he is, along with Robert Maguire, one of my favorite vintage illustrators of all time. Oh, and I found my doppelgänger in one of his creations!
Hope you liked this post. Soon I’ll show you another artist!
Hello! No time no blogging!
I decided to have September for myself: holidays, personal stuff and getting back to work.But I’m back and ready to show you how is my life at the moment.
Last month I went on vacation to Los Angeles, and I really loved the experience. It’s been my 3rd time in the United States and every time I go there I am more sure that I need to leave Europe and move to America.
I explored the Los Angeles area – Los Angeles, Venice, Santa Monica, Burbank and Long Beach – and fell in love with the huge Rockabilly & Vintage scene there. It’s crazy!
If you’re planning to visit California soon, remember to visit Burbank – Magnolia Blvd is the best place for vintage and antiques – and Cherry St on Long Beach for more vintage finds! ❤
Oh, and besides exploring more parts of the States, I also scored bargains from some of my favourite shops! I can’t wait to go back to California.
All photographs taken by David Durand
Hope you are all okay and liked my post!
Take Care xx
I have a thing for vintage illustrators. Well, more than that: I am totally obsessed. And today I start this blog series of posts featuring some of my favorite illustrators from past decades. And what’s better than kicking it off with the great Robert McGinnis?
This american illustrator is known for illustrating classic hollywood movie posters, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Barbarella and some James Bond films. He’s also created great covers for pulp magazines, fashion editorials and even for the advertising industry. Born in the 1920s, he’s one of the greatest illustrators of all time.
He also was awarded for his variety of romantic illustrations for magazines and publications. All his creations have glamour, sophistication and good looking women. He’s one of my all time favorites, I just love all his work! ❤
Many of his illustrations were inspired by Classic Hollywood actresses, such as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor.
Hope you liked this first post of my Vintage Illustrators series ❤
Take care! xx
Have you ever heard of Vivian Maier? Her work has been untold and hidden from the world during years, but recently the world became aware of her beautiful photographs taken during the 50s, 60s and 70s in the United States. Maier worked as a maid and during the time she served as one, she photographed the ordinary lives of the people on the street.
Here are some of my favorite photographs taken by her. Enjoy!
Quick post because I am super busy with my new job at the moment! Anyway, I have a big surprise for you all soon. Stay tuned!
Are you excited for Black Friday?
Ready to spend your savings on beautiful and cute stuff on the net?
Well here’s a treat for you all! I am offering a 15% discount on all the items displayed on my Etsy shop.
Yes, you’ve read it well. 15% off!
This promo will be up until Monday December 1st at 1pm (CET), so make sure to hit the site.
Use the code BFRIDAY2014 to benefit from the discount!
Some items on sale are this beautiful 1960s Loewe Bolero, which is in perfect condition.
Looking for another type of Bolero? Check this one from the early 1970s. It comes with a matching skirt.
There’s also this beauty, one of my favourites from the shop: a 1960s Cocktail dress with pockets! Sometimes I regret selling it though. I blogged about it some time ago.
Today I am sharing with you a beautiful vintage skirt that belonged to my grandmother. It is made of wool in the 1960s, and it is from a local shop in Barcelona where she would often buy clothes from back in the day.
At first I wanted to sell it on my Etsy shop
(which you can visit here
) but after talking about it with others I have decided to keep it for myself.
So how was your Sunday folks? Mine was a bit boring. I haven’t slept well and my head hurts a bit at the moment, plus I have to finish a reportage for tomorrow. I hate deadlines, but that’s what it takes to be a journalist haha.
You’ll have to excuse the low quality photos, the aim of this post was to show you the beaut I am wearing and I posed in a bit of a rush 😉 Also ignore my weird face above, on Sundays I try not to wear make up.
Top from Zara
Shoes from a local shop
P.S! I blogged about a stunning Cocktail dress from the early 60s that I also kept for myself, but it is now on the shop
, so make sure to check it out
On Saturday I went to my first vintage car cruise, the Cruisin’ After Summer, which held its 5th edition. It is an event focused on modified and Kustom cars and motorcycles from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
We hit the road at 10AM in the morning and arrived at the restaurant at 1PM. The cruise consisted in approximately 80KM enjoying the views of central Catalonia as well as traveling back in time while on the road with those vintage beauties.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with this stunning Cadillac from the early 50s. Isn’t it beautiful? Gosh, I’d kill to own one like that! My second favorite from the cruise was an Oldsmobile from the 50s as well.
Apart from American Cars, there was also a Volkswagen and other European beauties, as well as motorcycles.
I am really looking forward to go to other events and meet vintage car enthusiasts, it is really cool!
What I Wore
Skirt from Hell Bunny
Dolores Top from Collectif Clothing
Cardigan from Banned Clothing
Shoes from a local shop in Barcelona
Have a great start of the week, folks! x