The 72nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2014, were presented on January 11, 2015 and with it came the start of another red carpet season. Surprisingly, this year’s Golden Globes red carpet provided us with more of a vintage fashion and style.

The 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, were held late in January 1944. Despite the hardships of WWII, fashion in the 1940s still ruled as women everywhere embraced a more utilitarian look and Hollywood’s Golden Age stars.

1st Golden Globe Award – Audrey Hepburn – The critics and the public alike were captivated by Audrey and her performance in Roman Holiday and she was feted with multiple awards. Miss H was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. This beautiful film set Miss H up for a series of great upcoming performances on the American screen.

We’re taking a look back at the icons who paved the way for the red carpet style setters of today.

Here are some highlights from the 1940s era from the key looks of the decade.

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Brazilian Summer Days


 Avenida Atlântica (Portuguese for Atlantic Avenue) is a major seaside avenue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Brasil).

Rio Beach 1930 Carmen Miranda and Sister

Beautiful photograph capturing Carmen Miranda and Sister Circa 1930’s.

Rio Beach 1940

Wonderful photograph Circa 1940’s showing three beachgoers enjoying the day in Rio de Janeiro.

Avenida Atlântica is lined with residential buildings, restaurants, hotels (including the Copacabana Palace) and a few shops.

It also has an iconic Portuguese pavement promenade with a wave pattern.

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Vintage Fashion Expectations of the 1900s

Love! Corsets Vintage Corset Adverts.

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Glamour girl from the 1950’s and pin up Betty Brosmer who had the amazing hourglass figure of: 38-18-36 (inches). Here she has the most tiny waist, I know a lot more clothes were handmade in the fifties, but wow it would be hard to dress to figure like that off the peg!

Betty Brosmer - Love for Pin Up


Per research it was the Victorians who first started a trend for tightlacing (or waist training) which is the art of seriously reducing waist size by cinching the waist with a corset. Corsets in the early Victorian era (1840s) were steel boned and girls often had to start wearing (and sleeping in) them from as young as 8 years old. However as the century progressed a movement towards ‘rational dress’ thankfully emerged and, as you can see, lots of these corsets adverts which range from  1870-1900 are advertised as ‘healthy’.





Vintage Inspiration 

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History: 1950s Supermodel: Mary Jane Russell was a top American model of the 1950s, often photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Irving Penn she graced the covers of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar throughout the Fifties.

Born Mary Jane Walton in New Jersey in 1926 she studied art in New York when she met her future husband Edward Russell. While he was serving in the Air Force he courted her by sending her hand-drawn cartoons of the places he was visiting. They married on his return from the war on 21 December 1946.
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History – What is vintage?

There are a lot of different opinions about this, people use the word vintage to refer to anything from 2nd hand thrift-shop clothes to retro-inspired fashions, but what does it really mean? Any item of clothing over 100 years old is Antique (so pre 1920s) and anything 20 years or less counts as Modern, so Vintage is basically everything in between: from the 1920s through to the early 1990s. Vintage is also used to refer to retro-style clothes and fashions but this is really repro (reproduction) or retro. Picture: Some gorgeous 1950s dresses by designer Shirley Lee. ‪#‎loveforpinup‬ ‪#‎riodesigns‬ ‪#‎christinefeldmann‬ ‪#‎fashion‬ ‪#‎vintage‬ ‪#‎shirleylee

LOVE – Original 1920s Chanel No.5 – I just wanted to share this delightful 1920s advert for Chanel No.5 perfume today. French illustrator Sem (Georges Goursat) in 1921 the same year the perfume was launched.
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History * Carmen Miranda, GCIH was a Portuguese Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. Here is a clip of her performance “Mamae Eu Quero”. ‪#‎loveforpinup‬ ‪#‎riodesigns‬ ‪#‎christinefeldmann‬ ‪#‎CarmenMiranda‬ ‪#‎dancer‬ ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎singer‬ ‪#‎hollywoodsgoldenera


History * Hazel Scott (1920-1981) – internationally known American jazz and classical pianist and singer; she also performed as herself in several films. She was prominent as a jazz singer throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s. In 1950, she became the first woman of color to have her own TV show, The Hazel Scott Show, featuring a variety of entertainment.
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