About Vintage Binger

Romping aimlessly through the stylish world that was, in order to understand what shapes our aesthetics today. 99% fresh, not reblogged content. All photos scanned with love and given credit where they are due. Affiliate links help fund research and tracking down of hard-to-find tomes and pictures.

An absolute stunner: Victorian house circa 1898 in Terrell, Texas has original working transom windows, hardwood floors and — thanks to the owner — vintage furnishings all throughout. This is the view from the staircase down onto the waiting room.

An absolute stunner: Victorian house circa 1898 in Terrell, Texas has original working transom windows, hardwood floors and — thanks to the owner — vintage furnishings all throughout. This is the view from the staircase down onto the waiting room.

Posted on Friday, November 29th 2013

An undated photo of Vogue editor Anna Wintour by Mario Testino makes her look almost playful, far from the terrorizing boss she supposedly inspired in the roman a clef The Devil Wears Prada.
The Diana Vreeland of our time took no prisoners in her turnaround of American Vogue, including her predecessor Grace Mirabella. One of the best anecdotes about Wintour is how she told Mirabella, while still Vogue’s editor, that she wanted her job. Wintour got her wish in 1987.
Photo from American Fashion Accessories by Candy Pratts Price.

An undated photo of Vogue editor Anna Wintour by Mario Testino makes her look almost playful, far from the terrorizing boss she supposedly inspired in the roman a clef The Devil Wears Prada.

The Diana Vreeland of our time took no prisoners in her turnaround of American Vogue, including her predecessor Grace Mirabella. One of the best anecdotes about Wintour is how she told Mirabella, while still Vogue’s editor, that she wanted her job. Wintour got her wish in 1987.

Photo from American Fashion Accessories by Candy Pratts Price.

Posted on Thursday, October 24th 2013

A rather self-conscious Halston relaxing in Andy Warhol’s Montauk, Long Island house. He appears to be absorbed in a coffee table book about Isamu Noguchi, an influential Japanese-American artist and landscape architect.
The most striking detail about this picture is the book shelf behind Halston: Almost all the books have been turned around. Presumably their spines did not fit the deliberately neutral color range which echoes the subtle shades of the seashells beneath.
Whether this was an affectation of Warhol, the photographer, or Halston himself is an interesting thought to ponder. It certainly emphasizes that although the essence of chic is its apparent lack of effort, ironically a lot of preparation and study goes into making it seem so. Photo from Halston: An American Original by Elaine Gross & Fred Rottman.

A rather self-conscious Halston relaxing in Andy Warhol’s Montauk, Long Island house. He appears to be absorbed in a coffee table book about Isamu Noguchi, an influential Japanese-American artist and landscape architect.

The most striking detail about this picture is the book shelf behind Halston: Almost all the books have been turned around. Presumably their spines did not fit the deliberately neutral color range which echoes the subtle shades of the seashells beneath.

Whether this was an affectation of Warhol, the photographer, or Halston himself is an interesting thought to ponder. It certainly emphasizes that although the essence of chic is its apparent lack of effort, ironically a lot of preparation and study goes into making it seem so. Photo from Halston: An American Original by Elaine Gross & Fred Rottman.

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

A beautifully cut coat of purple rayon with a saffron collar, paired with a matching blouse by Turkish-born designer Rifat Ozbek. Ozbek shot to fame in the late 80s and early 90s, showing his collections in London and Paris.
Most recently, he started a new brand called Yastik by Rifat Ozbek, a line of limited edition cushions (yastik means cushion in Turkish). Photo from Mirabella, August 1992.

A beautifully cut coat of purple rayon with a saffron collar, paired with a matching blouse by Turkish-born designer Rifat Ozbek. Ozbek shot to fame in the late 80s and early 90s, showing his collections in London and Paris.

Most recently, he started a new brand called Yastik by Rifat Ozbek, a line of limited edition cushions (yastik means cushion in Turkish). Photo from Mirabella, August 1992.

Posted on Monday, October 21st 2013