6th of Agosto 2014
 
alex-m-storyteller:

Diving Suit

alex-m-storyteller:

Diving Suit

 
Good morning!

Good morning!

5th of Agosto 2014
 
Cleopatra by Henry Clive.

Cleopatra by Henry Clive.

4th of Agosto 2014
 
Kirin Beer ad, 1920s.

Kirin Beer ad, 1920s.

3rd of Agosto 2014
 
sydneyflapper:

La Vie Parisienne on wartime fashion - the latest mode is a helmet. 12 October 1918

sydneyflapper:

La Vie Parisienne on wartime fashion - the latest mode is a helmet. 12 October 1918

2nd of Agosto 2014
 
mudwerks:

Nancy Beaton 1932 (by dovima_is_devine_II)

mudwerks:

Nancy Beaton 1932 (by dovima_is_devine_II)

(vía miss-flapper)

30th of Julio 2014
 

nannaia:

This is a hairstyle timeline that is meant to cover the Taishō era (1912-1926). However the dates for many reference photographs were rather vague, so some might actually fall into Shōwa era (1926-1989). Regrettably I couldn’t cover EVERY single hairstyle from this period so please consider this to be a brief overview. There are no Geisha, Maiko, etc featured here; they will be covered in another fashion timeline someday.

Some interesting notes about Meiji-Taisho era from Liza Crihfield Dalby’s Kimono: Fashioning Culture (1993)

·         “Men and women of Meiji had gulped up Western culture with all the indiscriminate enthusiasm of new converts. By Taishō, Japanese sensibilities vis-à-vis the West were much smoother. This was Japan’s political equivalent of the … social scene of the American Roaring Twenties. Japanese born during Taishō would enter adolescence as modern boys and girls. Significantly, women opened their closets to Western clothing during this decade. Kimono has lost space ever since.” (pg. 124)

·         “By 1915 Japan was beginning to feel itself a world-class nation, more confident of its military strength and social development. Ordinary Japanese were inclined to look at their society in light of how life might be bettered by adapting foreign ideas, or made more interesting by acquiring foreign fashions. Borrowing from the West was of course not new, but it had now become a more reciprocal and respectable process.” (pg. 124)

WOMEN’s HAIR:

·         In the Meiji era “a few women cropped their hair, but these courageous souls were simply regarded as weird” and indecent (pg. 75)

·         “If cutting the hair short was too radical [in Meiji Japan], as public reaction attests, women’s hair did gain a new option in the sokugami style, a pompadour resembling the chignons worn by Charles Dana Gibson’s popular Gibson girls. The further the front section, or ‘eaves,’ of the hair protruded, the more daring the style. The sokugami style bunched the hair, coiling it in a bun at the crown of the head. Unlike traditional coiffures, sokugami did not require the heavy use of pomade, pins, bars, strings, and false hair to hold its shape. Its appeal was promoted as healthier and more rational – hence, more enlightened- than the old ways.” (pg. 75)

 
fuckyeahhideshihino:

From The Red Snake

fuckyeahhideshihino:

From The Red Snake

29th of Julio 2014
 
Kids barber chair.

Kids barber chair.

27th of Julio 2014
 
Lady of Spain, sheet music (1931). Notice the heart shaped beauty spot.

Lady of Spain, sheet music (1931). Notice the heart shaped beauty spot.

 
Margaret Livingston

Margaret Livingston

 
ladiesofthe70s:

Anjelica Huston and Halston (1972)

ladiesofthe70s:

Anjelica Huston and Halston (1972)

(vía oxide-joyride)

 
Louise Brooks in beachwear, by Eugene Robert Richee.

Louise Brooks in beachwear, by Eugene Robert Richee.

 
London, traffic jam during thr general strike of 1926.

London, traffic jam during thr general strike of 1926.

 
Hello Sunday.

Clara Bow.

Hello Sunday.

Clara Bow.

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