Best & Co Holiday and Travel Fashion Adverts: 1958

As we appear to be experiencing what is now becoming the customary January cold snap, why not dream of warmer climates by admiring these adverts from 1958? Featuring the cruise collection by Best & Co, these adverts show off some of the best of New York fashion from 1958; on a background of stylish, mid-century…

Adverts for Autumn

What a difference a week or two makes… not long ago, it felt like Summer was here again. It’s well and truly gone: as I look out onto an extremely grey, drizzly Glossop I can safely say that Autumn is here and Winter fast approaching. First thing we need to cope with it is some…

“Have You a Dress Sense?”

1952 is one of my very favourite years. Admittedly, I’m somewhat biased by the forty five editions of Woman’s Own from that year which are in my proud possession. June 5th, 1952 I really like the model on this front cover. She looks, dare I say it, a bit fuller in the face than the majority of…

Pretty Pink Dress from Woman’s Own

This time it appears to be me that inspired a dress from Woman’s Own: This is a picture from last year when my school won a big party from Vodafone. It wasn’t actually at Granada Studios, it was at some boutique hotel (the name of which escapes me now) in Manchester. Fabulous night and I…

Vintage Woman’s Own: Happy New Year!

Is it getting a bit late to say ‘Happy New Year’? I must admit, I’m not one of these people that does say it as a rule, and I find it particularly awkward when someone says it and it’s the 16th of January or some time about then… Anyway, this will be my first and…

New Year 1940s Fashion with Marie France

It’s Friday! I’m a bit excited by the thought of a sleep in tomorrow… oh no, hang on that’ll have to be next week as I’ve got the dreaded Masters assignment to write tomorrow. Pictures of pretty, French, Forties’ fashion it is then to console myself: This advert has popped up in a few of the…

Vintage Woman’s Own: Winter Wonders

Today was the first day that I really had that Christmassy feeling. This is particularly amazing for me as I often don’t get into the mood until a couple of days before; perhaps it’s all the frost and talk of snow around the North of England. Whatever the reason, it has inspired me to write…

Woman’s Own Magazine: September 9th 1954

A few weeks ago I bought a stack of 20-odd vintage French magazines, all from the 40s, 50s and 60s and I was beyond excitement. Or excitement in a French sounding way… This morning, I bought forty four – yes, forty four! – Woman’s Own magazines, mainly from the 1950s but some from the 40s…