Posted tagged ‘1950s’


November 9, 2009

Firstly, my sincere apologies for being a pretty rubbish blogger the last couple of weeks.  With all this holiday prepping and trying to squeeze as much time in with my sweetheart before I jet off on Saturday I have had little blogging inspiration. 

Anyway….. I wanted to share a few images from one of my all time favourite movies, Pleasantville.  I'm sure most of you have seen it and I just love the sweater sets and full skirts! Also  the hair and make-up is pretty good inspiration for an everyday vintage 50s look.  Not only are the clothes amazing but the story is just lovely too and I love the integration of colour into the film as the story progresses.









Charles James

October 1, 2009

With all this fashion week commotion I've found myself rather hankering after the couturiers of yester-year.  I have always very much admired the sheer elegance of Charles James' designs and the eliteness of high fashion and quality.  I love to think of all the girls looking at the beautiful clothes produced by couturiers and then trying to replicate.  A lot more of a lovelier thought than just going down to Topshop to buy the latest replica don't you think?!

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(I particularly LOVE these trousers! do you think they'd be terribly hard to make!!??)

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Photos from here!


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What Katie Did Vintage Inspired Lingerie

July 26, 2009

Now in case you haven't noticed Miss English Rose is a vintage gal through and through, particularly the 40s and 50s.  I think this is mainly to do with the fact that I do not have a 'modern' body shape.  I am not straight up and down and don't fit very well into high street clothes.  I have a small waist and ample bosoms and hips.  I am a women and very glad of this fact.  However I have many gripes with modern underwear, it never seems to fit all that well and doesn't give the best shape to show of my beautiful vintage clothes.  What Katie Did is my saviour, they produce lingerie based on old 1940s/50s patterns.  They aren't as uncomfortable as the under-wired bras you find everywhere now and give the best shape.  I especially like the bullet bras for that sexy Marilyn Monroe tight sweater look! They also do seamed stockings and gorgeous corsets.  If your in London then definitely pop into the boutique in Portobello Road, its divine and the ladies working there are lovely and know what they're talking about. xxxx

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All images from What Katie Did