Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sometimes You Just Get Lucky!

Last Summer, while searching Etsy for 1940's suits, I spotted this 1940's velvet skirt suit and fell in love:
I decided that I would put it on my wishlist and save up to buy it at a later date, possibly with my birthday money. Needless to say, about a month before my birthday, it sold. I deeply regretted not being able to afford it sooner, but that is life. Then, about a month later, I came across the exact same suit on Ebay, for a mere $35! Life is funny sometimes! I immediately bought it and couldn't believe my luck. How often do you come across the same piece of vintage twice within a few months? Well, on one of my favorite blogs ever I just noticed that it was probably the beautiful Louise from Pandora that had purchased the other suit! Take a look at how gorgeous she looks in this 1940's beauty :)

I feel very lucky that I was able to add such a beautiful piece of 1940's history to my ever expanding collection of vintage!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cool blog post of the day by Retrospace!

Retrospace: Important Things to Know #13: College of Stripteas...:In 1961, The Pink Pussycat College of Striptease opened its doors.  It was playfully referred to as "The Navel Academy".  Among the courses of higher learning offered were:

“The History and Theory of the Striptease”
“The Psychology of Inhibitions”
“Applied Sensual Communication”
"Elementary Bumps and Grinds"
"Controlling the Structural Components of the Anatomy"
“Dynamic Mammary, Navel and Pelvic Rotation and Oscillation”
"Fundamentals of Taking It Off"
"Methodology of Teasing, Tantalizing, and Titillating"

The Dean of the College of Striptease was Sally Marr - Lenny Bruce's mother!

The pictures below come from a 1962 Cavalier magazine I own which did an article on this esteemed academic institution.  TIME also covered the story in November '61.

To read the entire post please click here :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's always a good time for a little Elvis!


The Elvis Presley 1968 Comeback Special!

There will never be another singer like Elvis Presley...he made history.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

1940's Swimwear...Oh, SO glamorous!

Last Summer, alone in my studio apartment with Ebay and no A/C, I got lost browsing vintage swimwear...and a few days later won the beautiful little floral number in the post below for a mere $16.
I haven't been back to California to try it out, but I am dreaming of taking it for a swim this summer! It has a back zip, built in bullet bra, and is just so glamorous. I am so envious of the ladies who lived in the 1940's and 1950's just for the fact that the swimwear was so glamorous...I hate the feeling of letting it all hang out. It just seems so...indecent and vulgar. Vulgarity is fine in small doses, but there seems to be an abundance of it these days. But, that is another post for another time!

Another thing I just thought of is that modern swimwear just doesn't promote loving your body (unless you are the ideal "supermodel skinny" or "Playmate" shape), and makes you feel incredibly uncomfortable if you have any jiggle whatsoever below the chest region. What a stark contrast from the 1940's and 1950's, where "skinny" was undesirable and having a little jiggle was prized. Vintage swimwear makes me feel beautiful and makes me forget my body "flaws". Which are not really flaws at all, really. They are a natural part of a normal, healthy woman's body...and I love my jiggly, shapely thighs, my soft and undefined tummy, and lovehandles. Call me crazy, but I feel beautiful :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy News + Springtime :)

Yesterday my Love, the Bear, finally received his immigration visa! After eighteen months of waiting, I can finally take him home to California with me. He has never seen where I come from, and I am thrilled that I finally get to show him my home and my family. On the 8th of May it will be our two year anniversary, it is about time...

In other news, I can't wait until Spring!

Comrade Von Pussycat