Spring Fashions from the 1950s

Lars Nordin/Nordin Nilson, Nordiska museet [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

I grew up in the 1950s but I don’t remember being aware of fashions until the 1960s. Looking at old black and white photos of my mum I really like the dresses she wore. Like many women in those days, she made all her own clothes and those for my sister and myself too. She…… Continue reading Spring Fashions from the 1950s

Summer of 1976 wedding

We celebrated our forty second wedding anniversary last week and these scans of our wedding cards surfaced when I was searching on my hard-drive for photos of the big day. They’re a lovely souvenir of the 1970s and a beautiful day for a wedding in the glorious summer of 1976. ¬†We received some congratulatory telegrams…… Continue reading Summer of 1976 wedding

Shocking hat film from 1952

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The juxtaposition of hat trimmings in this film clip with the types of wild life that sourced them is truly awful. And filmed at London Zoo too. I think this film clip speaks volumes about changed attitudes in the last fifty or sixty years. Can you imagine the outrage now if fashion offered anything remotely…… Continue reading Shocking hat film from 1952

Library for hats?

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Want a posh hat? Can’t afford to pay the full top fashion price? This 1954 hat library might be the answer! Er – maybe not if the hygiene aspect is perturbing. Apparently the opening shot which looks like a display case or maybe a small fridge is actually a hat steriliser. That’s alright then! https://youtu.be/UJwK4O0P2u0…… Continue reading Library for hats?