Extended Reading

Miss Fortune has been scouring the web for articles of interest to share with you!

  Everyday Life in the 1950's in 46 photographs  
  Fascinating photos of everyday life (in America, I presume) in the 50's!
Was Christmas trees in swimming pools a fashion in the 50's?! ha ha
 
 

 Everyday life in the 50s

This is What That Looked Like in the 1950s

 
  Where Did the Tiki Mug Come From and Why the Current Resurgence?  
  Having a growing collection of Tiki mugs myself is nice to find out a bit more about them.  Here's an article on where the Tiki Mug Came from and what defines a Tiki Mug!  
   Where Did the Tiki Mug Come From and Why the Current Resurgence?
LA Weekly: Where Did the Tiki Mug Come From and Why the Current Resurgence?
 
   Vintage Fashion in Movies
 
  Great blog from Vintage Vandalizm on vintage fashion in the movies! Get ready to swoon at some of these outfits!  
 

 Vintage Fashion In The Movies

Vintage Vandalism: Vintage Fashion In the Movies

 
   The Last Movie Palaces of Yesteryear  
  Going to the movies this weekend? How would you like to be going to one one these epic old theatres? They certainly have more character than today's bland offerings!  
 

 The Last Movie Palaces of Yesteryear

Messy Nessy Chic: The Last Movie Palaces of Yesteryear

 
   5 Common Tiki Myths, Debunked  
  How much do you know about the history of Tiki?!  Did you know that the Mai Tai, commonly associated with Hawaii, was actaully invented by Trader Vic's Tiki Bar in Oakland, USA!  
 

 5 Common Tiki Myths, Debunked

First We Feast: 5 Common Tiki Myths, Debunked

 
   Converting a Dress to a Skirt  
  What a good idea! Have you tried converting a swing dress into a circle skirt?!  I have to admit I'd not thought of doing this and will be giving it a try!  I just love Miss Vicory Violets Blog!
 
  Converting a Dress to a Skirt 
Miss Vicory Violet: Converting a Dress to a Skirt
 
   Living in a 1950s time warp  
  This couple in France live in a flat that was refurbished in the 1950s and it has remained nearly unchouched since then!  They have a passion for mid century design and run a vintage furniture business.  I just love the vibrant colours in this flat, what a wonderful place to live!  
   Living in a 1950s Time Warp
The Telegraph: Living in a 1950s Time Warp
 
   What Frida wore: the artist's wardrobe locked up for 50 years  
  A fascinating look into the wardrobe of legandary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  What a creative soul she was, making the best of her situation by decorating her temporary body cast after a bus accident and customising her prosthetic leg with red embroidered leather boots! She's truely inspirational <3  
  What Frida wore: the artist's wardrobe locked up for 50 years
The Gaurdian: What Frida wore: the artist's wardrobe locked up for 50 years
 
   Bowling in Antarctica  
  A bowling alley in the Antartic?? Apparently so! It was built for the entertainment of American reaserchers in 1961 and is still running today!  It features the last exisiting example of a 60's Brunskwick Manual Pinset System.   
  Bowling in Antarctica 
Messy Nessy Chic: Bowling in Antarctica
 
   Audrey Hepburn In Pictures  
   A beautiful gallery of rare images of Audrey Hepburn!  
  Audrey Hepburn In Pictures 
Tatler
: Audrey Hepburn In Pictures