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Legs only, girls dressed in blue jeans, 1956

Poolside

swimming pool on the cruise ship “Hanseatic”, 1964

Constanze Mode, Spring/Summer 

Photo: Rico Puhlmann

Sharply dressed boys in a high school classroom,

Dover NJ 1955

Life

Stephens College, 1945 

Columbia, Montana

above: girls are taught how to apply lipstick in a way that is flattering to each face type.

Full college credit given for a personal appearance course called a “Charm course”. Girls taught how to design and make clothes, how to sit, use make-up and even take a proper bath. The course was put together by Hollywood clothes designer Muriel King and instructed by two former models and a New York dress designer. The course was the brain child of smart Stephens College President, James Madison Wood. He decided to impliment the course in an effort to maintain Stephens College record of 83% of its graduates getting married in five years.

photos by Nina Leen

Limeburner Glasses

J. E. Limeburner Co.

The Dees Triplets, 

 New York 1964

photo: Jerry Schatzberg

1954 Buick Roadmaster

Polaroid Sunglasses c.1950

50ftwoman:

rubyarmoire:

Unnatural hair colours did exist in the past!

Yes they did, Older women where often seen with a blue or lavender rinse on their white/gray hair.

My grandmother told me that when she was a young woman in the 30s and early 40s that it was quite popular for a time for 20s and 30s aged women to go with an extreme platinum look like Jean Harlow and wear a bright colored rinse over the top (just like the ones above) for a fashionable change. 

50ftwoman:

rubyarmoire:

Unnatural hair colours did exist in the past!

Yes they did, Older women where often seen with a blue or lavender rinse on their white/gray hair.

My grandmother told me that when she was a young woman in the 30s and early 40s that it was quite popular for a time for 20s and 30s aged women to go with an extreme platinum look like Jean Harlow and wear a bright colored rinse over the top (just like the ones above) for a fashionable change. 

Twiggy Eyes, 1960s

Woman with heel stuck in grate, 1960

Photo: James Burke

Barbie fashion illustration 1960s

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