Category Archives: 1940s

Pretty Things List #22

It’s mid winter here in Australia, and I feel like putting together an Australian-company themed Pretty Things List for you all πŸ™‚ First, let’s look at clothes! Β I love Australian company Retrospec’d for their lightweight Queensland-worthy cottons, the flattering cut … Continue reading

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How To: Styling Bettie Bangs

A few days ago I went and got a Bettie bangs style fringe cut. Β For those who don’t know, Bettie bangs are named for the icon who made them famous: burlesque girl Bettie Page. Unlike other fringes, Bettie bangs curve … Continue reading

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Corsetry in the War Years 1939-1945

It is interesting that despite shortages of metal, rubber and fabric during the war years, corsets remained an essential part of women’s clothing ration. Indeed, corsets were advertised as being patriotic for several reasons: They gave women a shapely figure, … Continue reading

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Pretty Things List #21

Seeing as the weather has turned cooler and rainy (at long last!) here in Queensland, this Pretty Things List focuses on coats and jackets. Starting with Australian retailers, you can pick up this gorgeous Hell Bunny “Elvira” coat from Aussie … Continue reading

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Pretty Things List #13

Since it’s Australia Day, here’s a pretty list full of products from Australian companies! Melbourne company Erstwilder is an icon of pinup accessories and they have a large collection of Australiana pieces available, all partly handmade, out of beautiful resins. … Continue reading

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Pretty Things List #12

Hello, lovely readers. Β How is your week treating you so far? Since I’ve been exploring Etsy recently, this week’s Pretty Things List brings you items from old favourites and new sellers (one of them from my own state of Queensland), … Continue reading

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January Giveaway Opens This Weekend!

To say “thank you” to my readers and subscribers, I’m giving away two pinup prize packs at the end of January, with entries accepted from this weekend onward. Entry is simple – you get two entries for visiting my Facebook … Continue reading

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