Tag Archives | 1950s

Fashion in Film: Clue

Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Everyone’s favorite super-sleuthing board game comes to life in 1985′s Clue. Between Miss Scarlett’s red lips and Mrs. Peacock’s gilded gold dress, there’s plenty of fashion to appreciate while you collect the facts to solve the crime.

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Lora Lamm’s Lovely Illustrations

Looking for a new illustration crush? Look no further than the work of artist Lora Lamm, a key contributor to the Milanese design style during the ’50s and ’60s. A pioneer among female designers and an inspirational artist to all, Lora Lamm’s bold graphic design work will surely inspire your next eye-catching work of art!

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The Diner Things in Life

Cafe 50's jukebox

We couldn’t have found a more apt location for our latest Summer in Focus stylebook shoot. LA’s Cafe 50′s is the site of some of our most stunning shots, and we’re excited to show more of them.

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Vintage View: I Love Paris in the ’50s

As springtime approaches, we’re pining for a Parisian holiday. Since we can’t whisk ourselves over there right this very moment, we found the next best thing: vintage snapshots.

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Tough Threads: Taking Tips from Teddy Girls

Forever haunted by those striking vintage photographs of Teddy Girls by Ken Russell in 1950′s London, we went out in search of modern editorials inspired by Russell’s iconic images.

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Fave Finds: Diana’s Fabulous Fifties Frock!

Fave find

Who: Diana of Retro Glam Girl

What: A 1950′s vintage dress

Where: Salvation Army

How much: $1.50

When I use it: “On dates with my husband.”

Shopping tips: “Be patient and look through every single rack at the thrift store; …

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Fave Finds: October’s Carolyn Schnurer Sundress

Who: October of October Rebel

What: 1950′s Carolyn Schnurer sundress

Where: Theatre rummage sale

How much: $5

When I use it: “I love wearing it outdoors — it has a sort of tea party-on-the-lawn quality. It’s great for outdoor gatherings.”…

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Fashion in Film: The Blob

The Blob

Get ready for company, because this is the summer of alien invasions. Hollywood headliners such as Prometheus and Men in Black 3 are ushering extraterrestrials earthward in droves, inspiring us to dig up one of our favorite alien flicks, The Blob.

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Fave Finds: Rebecca’s Retro Dress

Who: Rebecca of Rebecca Anne Photography

What: A blue 1950′s handmade dress

Where: At a Goodwill in Athens, Georgia

How Much: Less than $6

When I Use It: “I just bought it yesterday, so I have yet to wear …

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Page Turners: A Charming Summer Editorial

All images via Flickr user Millie Motts.

Ah, April — the month when the suns finally rolls out of bed, and one can practically taste the summer on their lips. Soon, we’ll all be gallivanting around in short sleeves …

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Dresses Through the Decades

With another decade drawing to a close, and our expansive selection of vintage-inspired frocks right at my fingertips, I started to think about all the iconic silhouettes that each era brought.

But what about the decade that we’ve just put …

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Grain Edit: Your New Favorite Design Blog


If you’ve ever wanted to dive into ModCloth’s Apartment section and never come out, you will love retro design blog Grain Edit. (We certainly do!) The arty site splits its focus between classic design from the 1950s to ’70s …

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