July 7, 2013

Vintage Inspiration: California Dreaming

Happy Sunday everyone! Lately I've been doing a lot of California dreaming, especially since in just three days I'll be heading off to Los Angeles for a much needed, six day holiday (I haven't had a proper vacation in two years)! I guess you could say I'm a bit West Coast obssessed at the mo' and as a result this post is dedicated to all things California style.

Hollywood and Vine during the '60s
Hollywood and Vine, 1960's

Marilyn Monroe atop Hollywood
Marilyn, the perfect style icon for old Hollywood glamour.

California Dreaming
Bring on the palm trees and sunshine!

vintage ad for los angeles

Mulholland Drive in the '50s
Mulholland Drive, 1950's

Cruising youngsters at the Sunset Strip
The cruising youngsters at the Sunset Strip, 1966

The Doors at the Sunset Strip
'The Doors had the very first Rock and Roll Billboard ever on The Sunset Strip with their debut album "The Doors" in 1967. Here they are perched up on top of it...'
(Most of these photos were sourced from Lynnette April's 'Los Angeles and Hollywood' board on Pinterest. Visit this link for more West Coast-licious photos: http://pinterest.com/lynnetteapril/los-angeles-and-hollywood/)

Tiny Naylors on Sunset and La Brea
Tiny Naylors on Sunset and La Brea, circa 1960's? 

Venice Beach during the '20s
Venice Beach, 1920's...

Venice Beach during the '70s
Venice Beach, 1970's...

Venice Beach today
Venice Beach today.

A retro Kate Moss
A baby faced Kate Moss channels retro Beverly Hills

California style
photo source: louboutinsandlattes.tumblr.com

Retro knit dress by Paule Ka
Retro knit dress by Paule Ka, SS '12

p.s. If you're wondering if the shop will be open while I'm gone, not to worry it will be and I promise your vintage goodies will still be sent out within 1 working day of your order.

If you have any questions just send me an Etsy convo and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 


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