An archive for the vintage fashion lover
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
Are you a vintage style fan? Do you jump at the chance to learn finger waves, and the proper way to fit a below the knee, A-line skirt? Or maybe you’re just a fashion history buff looking for anything to feed your addiction?
Well, have I got the motherlode for you! YouTube channel Glamour Daze is an archive of various fashion and beauty videos from the ’20s to the ’60s. They feature an impressive collection of old make-up and style tutorials, and even some vintage fashion shows. There are also a few videos from the modern day about vintage-inspired fashion, but the majority of the archive is from decades long past.
The channel itself was founded in 2008, and has a companion website that was rated a “top vintage blog” by vintagesearch.com. The site also provides links to places where you can buy both vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, as well as information about Besame Cosmetics, a make-up line that uses cosmetic formulas from the ’30s, and is said to be a dream for people with extremely sensitive skin. For all my DIY buddies who come equipped with a sewing machine, Glamour Daze is also in partnership with Reconstructing History, an archive of vintage and historical sewing patterns.
My favourite thing about the channel is that some of the videos are narrated, with the probably-now-deceased speaker doling out tips for being a “proper girl”—needless to say, I fail. I just can’t seem to make myself care about hot rollers. One of their newest videos is an advertisement for a girls’ fashion camp from the ’40s, which actually looks like some sort of halfway house for women fresh out of graduation, and looking to train in domesticity before marriage.
Needless to say, even if you’re not the biggest fan of the r0ckabilly look, you should check out this archive just for the potential laughs!