BY Katharine Ernst
on Aug 27, 2013
Meet Hilda, the voluptuous vixen of America’s pin-up era. A creation illustrator Duane Bryers, Hilda has not been widely received in the canon of Americana pin-up, but she should be. One of the only (if not the only) full figured pin-ups, Hilda is been featured in calendars from the ‘50s to the early ‘80s, and she experienced a mild bout of fame in the ‘60s.
Hilda is a fantasy character out of Bryers’ head. According to him, the best Hilda illustrations were done from his head, not from models. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Aug 02, 2013
It’s been 76 years since Amelia Earhart hopped in her final, legendary plane and disappeared across the misty Pacific Ocean. Her departure is shrouded in mysterious conspiracy theories (Did she drown? Was she executed on an island where she crash landed? Did she, in fact, survive the flight, change her name and go on living, unbeknownst to us all?).
Part of her legacy is crystal clear, though: how much she effing ruled.
Let’s first talk about what she’s known for: her accomplishments. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 18, 2013
Why is it so intriguing to peek into the past? Think about how much time you spend flipping through old family albums, vintage pictures in shops or garage sales, or - dare I say - Facebook albums of yesteryear. To me it’s clear: old photos are magic. There's some universal connective tissue between our world and the world before us, and photos are a fast way into the past. Read More
One of my favorite bloggers, Izzy of YeYe Style, has recently put out a fabulous lookbook for her vintage shop, Yeye Vintage. Shot by my talented friend Mary Elam, the lookbook is pure flower power chic. Most of Izzy's items are vintage, but a few special looks were created by hand, such as the psychedelic two-piece below and the blue floral printed dress called "the Rosemary dress" She also designed the earrings, which are available in limited quantities. I'm totally loving this lookbook and am smitten with the mod prints. Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on Jun 24, 2013
I know the week is just beginning but keep yourself amped up with my new girl crush: Emmy Wildwood. The Brooklynite just released a new video for her single “Chick Chick Boom (Tired of Love)” and I'm nowhere near tired of it. Wildwood considers her sound “weird pop” and says “Chick Chick Boom” is “a breakup song, it’s a song of being fed up and not feeling like you can do it again.” I'm not sure I’d call her dreamy vocals and dark (yet somehow upbeat) synth “weird,” but I'd definitely call them damn fine. Read More