The Vintage Vixen

Ask me anything   25 going on 1875. Hopeful skeptic...making strides towards positivity. Lover of vintage. Lover of freedom. Lover. Fighting depression with beauty.


jaynemansfielddaily:

Jayne in a still from Too Hot To Handle

jaynemansfielddaily:

Jayne in a still from Too Hot To Handle

— 2 weeks ago with 21 notes
Eyed. 

Photo: Adriana Rodriguez

Eyed. 

Photo: Adriana Rodriguez

— 1 year ago with 10 notes
#pinup  #retro  #tattoo 
Waiting. 
Model: SINderella Roackafella

Waiting. 

Model: SINderella Roackafella

— 1 year ago with 16 notes
#pinup  #vintage  #retro 

Simply MUST figure out these hairstyles. 

for-redheads:

Gil Elvgren - Happy Holidays!

(via vintagegal)

— 1 year ago with 1234 notes
#pinup  #vintage  #gil elvgren 
Elusive she

Crying is a fickle character. She balances the wire between the conscious and not. 

She rides the swell of emotion while clutching the hand of reason. 

No other pastime requires both so little and so much effort. 

And there are days when that somber dew appears for no reason, perhaps the most frustrating of all in the face of logic. And yet, like the forgiveness of a friend, like a long-awaited sleep…it affords to most peace. 

—-

I cried, sobbed, yesterday. Christmas Eve, of all days. Having had to deal with months of stress related to an unknown illness and the death of a loved one, I think the weight and reality of the entire ordeal just crashed in on me. 

I hadn’t cried before then, I hadn’t wanted to let alone needed to. And for some reason, perhaps the combination of a million micro-factors, I found myself there in the throws of a deep cry. 

And…I felt better…

— 1 year ago
#emotion  #tears  #personal  #illness  #poetry 
A little vintage Christmas cheer!

A little vintage Christmas cheer!

(Source: ejallston)

— 1 year ago with 160 notes
From the days of aluminum trees…

From the days of aluminum trees…

(Source: aerofish)

— 1 year ago with 52 notes
#vintage  #christmas 
Aaaahhhhh this is the most horrid thing I’ve seen all day. 1970s interior design was appalling. Holy fabric…

igotsomechildcats:

1970s living

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— 1 year ago with 99 notes
#Retro  #Vintage  #1970's 
I often wonder how Marilyn handled her public perception later on in life. She is so often touted as the “curvy woman who owned her full figure”…essentially the poster child for the average, non-model woman. But, did she really “own” it, like we all like to think she did? Was she truly immune to the viciousness of the media’s love of the skeleton female? Her depression didn’t cause itself. I still think she’s iconic for portraying the beauty of the average woman, full figured and lovely. But I don’t think she escaped the slaughter of criticism that plagued women of the time… I still think she was, to a degree, a victim. And that is just…so very sad….

retrogirly:

Marilyn Monroe

— 1 year ago with 1021 notes
#Marilyn Monroe  #eating disorder  #depression  #media  #vintage 
So poetic….

perisynthion:

Bobby and Moira Shearer in the “Paperman Sequence”
So poetic….

perisynthion:

Bobby and Moira Shearer in the “Paperman Sequence”

(via perisynthion-deactivated2012112)

— 1 year ago with 128 notes
#Redhead  #Drama  #Vintage 
God I love this era in fashion. The intricacy, feminity, it’s simply sublime….


carolathhabsburg:

LAte 1870s fashion plate
God I love this era in fashion. The intricacy, feminity, it’s simply sublime….

carolathhabsburg:

LAte 1870s fashion plate

— 1 year ago with 62 notes
#Vintage  #Fashion  #nostalgia 
life:

Today would have been Grace Kelly’s birthday. (born November 12, 1929) Here, unpublished portraits of Hollywood’s princess.

life:

Today would have been Grace Kelly’s birthday. (born November 12, 1929) Here, unpublished portraits of Hollywood’s princess.

— 1 year ago with 1334 notes
#Vintage  #Black and white  #Grace kelly