This Blog is dedicated to Vintage Fashion, Beauty, Style, Music & Art from the 1920-60 eras. With a particular emphasis on Black People.
Mod: The term mod derives from modernist, which was a term used in the 1950s to describe modern jazz musicians and fans. Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits).
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Friday, June 3, 2011
Vintage Summer Suits
Hey Kittens, it's Summertime, and I would want nothing more than a long vacation, an exoctic location and a vintage bathing suit to parade around in all season. My favorite time period for retro suits are during the 60's. They were sexy yet classy and as sophisticated as a bathing suit can get. I'm inspired by this picture that I found, included in the book "Beauty is Goddess" by Deborah Willis. The book takes a look at the beauty of black people dating back form the 1890 post slavery era to present day.
This picture is of four lovely black women posing in Atlantic City (1960's Image: W.W. Norton & Co.)
So of course after seeing this pic, I began my hunt for the perfect vintage bathing suit. This is what I've found so far!