Hello friends! Just wanted to share some lovely radios that are out there on Etsy.
They are all so cute!!
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One of my favorite fashion cultures of all time is the 50s / early 60s ‘beatnik‘ era.
Here is an exerpt from wikipedia explaining the Beatnik stereotype:
“Beat Generation” sold books, sold black turtleneck sweaters and bongos, berets and dark glasses, sold a way of life that seemed like dangerous fun—thus to be either condemned or imitated. Suburban couples could have beatnik parties on Saturday nights and drink too much and fondle each other’s wives.
Striped shirts, over sized sweaters, cowl neck tops, skinny jeans, clam diggers, pencil skirts, stirrup slacks, thick/dark glasses, berets, loafers and lots and lots of black were beatnik fashion staples. What’s not to love about that? There was so much more to the beatnik culture than just fashion. It was a literary movement. Poetry slams and espresso and photography and cigarettes and eastern religious views were all big parts of the beatnik lifestyle.
Here are some fashion icons that rocked the beatnik look and/or lifestyle.
I dig the beatnik style. You dig?
“Pillow Talk” is a 1959 romantic comedy starring Doris Day (Jan Morrow) and Rock Hudson (Brad Allen). These two neighbors share a party line and argue over phone usage (Hudson plays a ladies man who is constantly chatting women up on the phone). Things get crazy when Brad disguises his voice and pretends to be “Rex from Texas” to get to know Jan. It’s a must-see movie but here’s a peek.
“Would you please get off this line!”
“Wonder how it would be to have someone to pillow talk with me? “
Julia Meade plays one of women Brad dates
Jan – Well, what am I missing?
Alma (Thelma Ritter) – If you have to ask, you’re missing it!
Brad’s friend and Jan’s client Jonathan (Tony Randall) intervenes.
Brad – Are you getting out of that bed, or am I coming in after you?
Jan – You wouldn’t dare!
Gosh, I just love Doris Day!
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One of my favorite styles is the peter pan collar!
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“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”
“I will never be below the title.”
“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”
“Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.”
“I am just too much.”
“There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.”
“Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.”
“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”
“I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress?”
“I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”
“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.”
“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”
“It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.”
She’s a feisty one.
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There’s just something about a 1950s kitchen that makes me eyes smile.
I love the colorful pastel appliance fad and hope to one day have my very own 1950s inspired kitchen.
I love the shapes of the appliances. Rounded at the edges, some almost bubble-like.
I love the checkered floors and swinging doors between the kitchen and dining area.
Here we have some 50s and 50s inspired kitchens…
thanks for reading!
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