#1 The hairstyles The hairstyles were more beautiful that my fingers can tell you. Curls, bobs, elegant up dos - why did the fashion change? Why? All the hair styles then were just so pretty - so sleek and gentle... and seriously, everyone had pretty hair-dos, not only the film-stars. And even during the wars, everyone seems to have darling hair. Everyone. I don't know how they did it, but they did, and it's one of the main reasons why Vintage is so awesome.
#2 Lipstick I don't wear make-up, but if I did I would take some red Vintage lipstick. It's adorable! Oh, and not to mention it looks even more adorable under a Vintage hairstyle. :-P
#3 The Music The Music one-hundred years ago was so much better than the what-they-call-"music" nowadays that I can't start comparing. The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn are million times better than all those silly boy bands nowadays who yell their heads off in the microphone - UGH.
#4 The shoes were amazing. Luckily, these are getting back into fashion. But still, they always look better in the vintage pictures.
#5 The film-stars Don't you think the actors back then were ever so much more handsome than they are nowadays? Heehee. I do. Sure, there a nice ones now, but back then they were better. Just really. And the same with the actresses- they were all so charming and poised and elegant (and their clothes were WAY much better than the actresses dress now).
#6 The dancing Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gene Kelly? - much better than those horrific street-dancers now! The dancing then was SO lovely. This gif explains it. The end.
#7 Vintage Romance Arms around their shoulders during the pictures, dancing close during a slow jazzy waltz, sitting under the apple tree with no-one else but me... such romance is just so darling. And those War-kisses. :-D
#8 Radios Squee! Whenever I think of 'Vintage' I think of a whole family and their neighbours crowding around a precious radio. It makes us realise how spoilt we are with our online newspapers and TV's. Crackly radios are so precious. :-)
#9 Hats Because that was the time when it was still fashionable to go out with hats. I just. Love. Vintage. Hats. If they were in the fashion I'd wear them immediately. :-)
#10 The Fashion YOU WERE WAITING FOR THIS ONE ADMIT IT. I kept this one last for a reason. I know we've already talked of hairstyles, make-up, shoes and hats, but we haven't fully discussed the Vintage fashion. It's stinkin' adorbsness. So classy, so elegant, so real, so cute, so dashed pretty. Vintage fashion is just so adorable I sometimes (read: always) just can't take it in and squeal when I see pictures. So here's to some pictures to tell you how much I love Vintage fashion! Just imagine me swooning and squealing the whole way through, because I did.
So there you have it - the ten things I love most about Vintage Awesomeness.
~ The dancing
~ The film-stars
~ The many other things... Oh, if only we could go back in time. If only.
What is your favourite thing about Vintage?
Is it on my list?