I’m breaking one of my newly imposed rules about getting all my actual work done before blogging because I really want to post these right now. In case any of you don’t read my blog and just look at the pictures, I’d like to explain to you that I adore vintage fashion. More specifically, 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s. Although if I guess if you are only looking at the pictures, you won’t be reading this anyway and I’ve just done something totally redundant purple monkey doobie copy paper enlarge your penis free.
I don’t know what my attraction is. Whether this stems from my deep psychological need to amass great quantities of what is no longer available (This blog is testament to that. Honestly, therapists – you’d have a field day with me) or whether it’s just the fact that women back then were so… well… womanly. The women from this era always looked their best. Hair was always set, makeup was always applied expertly and outfits were always impeccable. There’s an air of perfection that surrounds the vintage lass that intrigues and impresses me. Even my memories of my own grandmother were much the same. She was a strong, capable woman who never had a hair out of place, even while raising a five year old terror like myself. To this day she remains a hero to me for a lot of reasons – her fashion sense included. That reminds me – One day I’ll have to show you all the 1960’s Oroton purse she left me with the tags still inside. It’s beautiful.
But I’m getting sidetracked! (Eh, what’s new?) Lets view these ads, shall we?
I think this one might be my favourite of all the ads I’ve come across so far. The woman’s red dress, lips and nails are divine and that cute hairdo as well? Amazing. You had yourself a classy little ad there, Cutex!
The classy old-hollywood style of this ad is sensational. Check out the cloak!
This ad is ten years older than the first Cutex one I posted and the differences in style are really noticeable. Looks like there were six shades back then – Honor Bright, Alert, Young Red, Off Duty, Black Red and Saddle Brown.
This Cutex ad is from a few years earlier advertising only the Black Red shade. It sounds gorgeous! Note the lovely rounded nail shape too.
This one might not be as vintage as the others, but I thought it pretty cool to note that the bottle shape hasn’t changed in so long! What colour do you reckon that might be, girls? I’d put my money on Vamp maybe? Rouge Noir perhaps?
I definitely think there is room in this modern world for a little vintage glamour. Let’s just ignore the fact that I’m wearing jeans and a T-shirt as I write this. Let’s pretend this is me:
Wow, you know I never actually realised how much I look like Rita Hayworth today. Anyway, be fabulous daaaahlings and I’ll catch you all tomorrow!