Love the look of classic pin-ups from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s? Ever wondered what makeup tricks they use to get that perfectly flawless finish, those sultry bedroom eyes and those ruby red lips? Learn to do it yourself in this quick video tutorial from ItsJudyTime, and you can look like a retro pin-up model, too! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxwvGeZsWNA]

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Love big band music, hot jazz and ragtime? Are you a lindy hopper looking to get your groove on? Then check out the upcoming installment of Swing House, a monthly vintage dance party, happening on July 26th at Public Assembly (the erstwhile Galapagos Art Space) in Brooklyn, NY. Suzie Q to not one but two live big bands, plus DJs spinning retro beats, then marvel at the spectacle of burlesque, aerial and fire-spinning performances in store.

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The Timeless Appeal of Retro Red Lipstick By Jodi McNarland Some staples to a woman’s wardrobe simply cannot be ignored. A little black dress may catch a fella’s eye, and strappy heels may turn a gentleman’s head, but nothing puts the shine on the apple like luscious red lips. Briefest history? Babylonians used ground jewel […]

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Here’s the situation: It’s your turn to play host. You want the gang to be impressed, and you’ve done your best with the decor. It’s OK. But you want more than OK. You want a focal point. You want that one, wonderful object that will leave them gasping. You want a Moss lamp.
Once seen, a Moss lamp is never forgotten. These plexiglas marvels of the 1940s and ’50s not only invite attention, they demand it.

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Want to recreate the classic matte makeup look Angelina Jolie is wearing on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair? Those arched eyebrows and cherry red lips are emblematic of 1950s pin-up style. And while you may not be a silver screen vixen like Jolie or Sophia Loren, you can recreate this look at home, and enhance your own natural beauty with fabulous retro flair by following this simple video tutorial.

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Get ready to cut a rug, cats and kittens, because we’ve got some swanky sounds coming your way. Our industrious intern is in the process of re-uploading four years’ worth of music reviews into our newly renovated Website. And, of course, we’ll be adding new tunes, soon. What’s in store? From Rockabilly to Big Band, […]

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