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 

LOVE the Vintage Era? If … YES! Stay tuned for more info!
Calendar Launch “Love for Pin Up” and Much more coming soon!
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Collaboration Project:
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LOVE PIN UP? If … YES! Stay tuned for more info!
Calendar Launch “Love for Pin Up” and Much more coming soon!
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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

‎Elvis Presley

Absolutely Love the Vintage Images!
Which do you like Elvis better…. beard or shaven?
(From Movie: Charro in 1969)
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Love! WWII Fighter Plane Modern Retro Pin Up Shoot Image From Pinterest ‪#‎loveforpinup‬ ‪#‎riodesigns‬ ‪#‎christinefeldmann‬ ‪#‎warbirds‬ ‪#‎planes

LOVE Retro Modern Pin Up Photography
From: Pinterest Photographer: Cedar Hill Photography
Vehicle: Pink VW Beetle
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Love! Retro modern photography.
Do you have a dapper kid?
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