On Sepia Saturday this week,
the prompt picture proposes that we all go to the beach.
I'll do just that,
drag you to the beach,
Venice Beach, 1937.
A Clark Gable mask was the best UV protection back then,
it would seem...
or was this printed bathing suit an affront to fashion?!?
After she lost the "B".
before she became the "O".
But if you look at her accessories,
I find it an odd choice for a First Lady.
Was she moonlighting as a secret agent too?!?
Speaking of odd,
look at this beauty from a century ago.
Possibly not proper attire for the beach,
but I'm sure it is cocktail hour somewhere on this planet
and that some gents would appreciate.
I can see velvet curtains, crystal chandeliers,
a pianist playing some music,
cigar smoke whiffing through wood paneled rooms,
women laughing and Champagne and Boubon flowing,
a door closing gently...
Depending of your mood,
you might want something "spicier"...
Yva Richard was a label creating fine lingerie for the fetish and S&M crowd,
publishing their own cataloges in the 1920s and 1930s.
I'm including a LINK to another blog,
not directly on the post but on the page,
so you can see for yourself [if you feel like it] vintage erotica.
It is in french but well worth a look in my opinion.
And should you feel I've overstepped the boundaries of decency,
just blame it on the migraine that has been afflicting me for the last three days.
I presume things will go back to normal by next week.
WHAT IS NORMAL?!?
Back to the beach for you folks!!
Head out to
Put on some sun screen and don't let the sand creep in everywhere...
Have a good week!!