Bygone Beauty

Just discovered a wonderful blog called Beauty is a Thing of the Past filled with countless magazine clippings from the 1930s and 1940s providing tips on styling your hair and creating the perfect make-up look. I'm obsessed with stuff like this, even if I don't always have the time to sit and painstakingly pin curl my whole head.


Jayne County's condom couture.

you got a pointy bra, 10-inch waist, long black stockings all over the place...

Also purchased today were the following pieces of lingerie...

...from good ol' Toppers. Topshop are really enjoying a moment for vintage-style bras and I'm certainly not complaining! I would, however, like to complain about the lack of a 'briefs' or 'knickers' page on their website. All they have to offer are 'thongs' (y'all better know how I hate thongs) or boxer shorts for girls (ditto). They DO sell knickers in store, so why the absence online? Means I don't get to post pics of the matching bottoms I got for these bras. But trust me, they're just as cute as their top halves.

Cruising online I found even more lovely bras and 'bralets' to put on my fantasy shopping list. If my boyfriend is reading, take this as less of a hint, more of an order!