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Coolest toys ever

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Vintage Halloween costumes. (I avoided the overtly racist ones). It’s amazing how black-and-white amateur photography and lack of context can make small children wearing crappy costumes so freakish-looking.

1) A Harlequin clown that appears to be holding a face; 2) Skullhead; 3) Children dressed as witches 1956; 4) I have a vague feeling these masks might be racist, but I can’t figure out what they’re supposed to be; 5) More creepy masks; 6) A rabbit; 7) A row of devils

nom-chompsky:

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lisamphoenix:

Vanity Fair - Zoe Saldana [ Harlem Renaissance ] Uptown Girl Shoot - Aug 2009

*~faints~*

!!!

Y’know, I would love a Mad Men-style TV series based on the Harlem Renaissance. 1) It was a fascinating historical and cultural period of American history that’s rarely touched in pop culture. 2) Roles for POC that do not involve the being maids and chauffeurs or the civil rights movement (as important as the latter was, it sometimes seems like the only historical period associated with POC in pop culture). 3) Period costume porn!

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hollyhocksandtulips:

Cat-eye glasses 

hollyhocksandtulips:

Cat-eye glasses 

This dress!

This dress!

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"It’s a panel border!"

"It’s a panel border!"

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Cute thing of the day: Buy vintage Barbie clothes and accessories at tinyfrockshop.com. Particularly cute is how the dolls are photographed posing like real models.

1) Vivienne Westwood-style plaid skirt 2) Floral print halter top 3) Cross-hatched jeans 4) Bandana halter dress 5) Yellow tote with rope handles 6) Tiny brass scissors that actually cut paper! 7) Nicely detailed straw hat 8) Betsey Johnson-ish striped dress 9) Pastel mod shift dress


Client shoot for Burlesque Princess
Photography & Processing: Jessica FlavinPhotography assistant & Lighting help: Nick KowalskiMake Up Artist: Jenni DefalcoModel: Teiko Dorner

Can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see a woman of color in burlesque/pin-up style. Retro/vintage photo shoots, entertainment, and subcultures tend to be overwhelmingly white—it’s as if brown people didn’t exist prior to the 1960s (and even then, it was only as part of civil rights marches).

Client shoot for Burlesque Princess

Photography & Processing: Jessica Flavin
Photography assistant & Lighting help: Nick Kowalski
Make Up Artist: Jenni Defalco
Model: Teiko Dorner

Can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see a woman of color in burlesque/pin-up style. Retro/vintage photo shoots, entertainment, and subcultures tend to be overwhelmingly white—it’s as if brown people didn’t exist prior to the 1960s (and even then, it was only as part of civil rights marches).

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A retro-style oven and hood in a sweet robin’s egg blue

A retro-style oven and hood in a sweet robin’s egg blue

By Trashy Diva (no longer available, though)

By Trashy Diva (no longer available, though)

Retro-inspired superhero posters by Justin Van Genderen. You can buy prints here.

Corioliss mini vintage floral dryer

Corioliss mini vintage floral dryer