This photo is awesome right? So staged and those glasses look like they're quite possibly made from cardboard, I wish I could pull off such a comical pair. The round sunglass is such a trixy one! This photo has so many eras in it all at once, like the vintage future. I wonder when it was taken? 50's? 60's?
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Charlotte Perriand was a french architect and designer who worked with Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret on some of the most influential Modernist furniture designs in the world. Initially rejected by Le Corbusier when she showed him her work at 26, Charlotte pushed the limits of creativity and had a pretty dam awesome life travelling the world designing all sorts of beautiful things. Touche to that right!
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 12:01 AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I never really thought until I saw this picture about how hard it would be to set up a museum. I just came across a whole lot of research photos from when I was at tech and have some vintage gems! Taxidermy is one of my favourite crafts because it involves such intricacy and a high level of detail in understanding so many different disciplines. I want to learn how so badly! Check back if you love taxidermy for some pictorial candy in the next few weeks
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 3:22 AM
Monday, May 17, 2010
Isn't this the cutest bob? If you're thinking about taking the plunge and getting one this would be such an awesome example to bring along to your hairdresser, or pin to the mirror if you're a self sufficient stylist. A little bit of height and a little bit flapper, a great example of the 60's look. If anyone has any photos they would like to share please do!
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
I was chatting recently about the demise of handwriting in 2010, and how it is almost becoming a lost art. What better way to show the beauty of handwritinig than with a war time letter? Who would have thought that the hardy hard out, rugged around the edges snipe you out trenches across terrain in my tank men of history would have such eloquence!
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 11:36 PM
Maidenform Ad 1954
Vintage brassieres are quite possibly one of the finest and meticulous forms of showing off the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of bygone eras. The attention to detail is incredible, they are pieces of art from design to craftsmanship, stitching and form, and the ads were so quaint! Brassieres were circle stitched, bulleted, bustiered and over wired, and finish off every girls vintage outfit perfectly!
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 10:13 PM
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I am very excited to announce that www.vintagehawke.com is the official domain name for my vintage venture! This week I will be loading some exciting photos of The Soiree and The Big Band, Vintage Hawke's Winter collections for Ladies and Gentlemen. The site will be up and running when Winter arrives YAYxxx
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 1:49 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Humphrey Bogart was a broadway actor in the 1920's and 30's. He began making films after work in plays subsided in the late 20's, and made 75 feature films in his career. He was always the cynical turned noble guy in his roles, and is in my opinion the original smoo diver. The tux, the trench, the cigar, the hat! Monsieur Bogart put not one foot wrong.
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 12:49 AM
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 5:54 PM
I am unsure of the origins of this beautiful photograph, but was told by a tutor last year that it was most likely a hand coloured black and white photo from the late 1800's. There is a photographer who does similar work in this style (he wasn't Japanese) but I don't think it's by him. If anyone knows leave a comment!
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 5:47 PM
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Jean Harlow was an american movie star from the 1930's. Best known for her platinum blonde hair when dark hair was the main stay of 30's black and white movies, she had a very strong screen presence and a sharp wit. She died very young at age 26 from renal failure, but her achievements in her short career and her influence is profound. Her outfits in the films she starred in are awe inspiring glamour at its very best!
Posted by Vintage Hawke at 10:37 PM