Stellar Vintage #505: Shoe styles, 1947.

Stellar Vintage #504: Salvador Dali’s bathing suit fashion show.

Surrealism for the pool or seaside.

Stellar Vintage #503: Kitchen-ware Hat Designs, 1950s.

That daschund is the show-stopper.

Stellar Vintage #502: How to Tie a Turban Masterclass, from Ways and Means, 1942.

For the ‘natty little pussycat’ look. 

Stellar Vintage #501: Dolores del Rio wears a Lily Dache bow-front turban, puff sleeve frock and suede heels.

Stellar Vintage #501: Dolores del Rio wears a Lily Dache bow-front turban, puff sleeve frock and suede heels.

Stellar Vintage #500: Joan Crawford in a grape-theme ensemble, always the perfect vintage.

Stellar Vintage #500: Joan Crawford in a grape-theme ensemble, always the perfect vintage.

Stellar Vintage #499: Kay Francis with a precise centre part and embroidered gown. ‘Go ahead and dare’ slow burn merits bonus points.

Stellar Vintage #499: Kay Francis with a precise centre part and embroidered gown. ‘Go ahead and dare’ slow burn merits bonus points.

Classic Film Swoon #1:Cary Grant proffers a scarf in Notorious (1946).

After the cocktail party has emptied and Ingrid Bergman, posing in a zebra print crop top, continues to try her level best to enchant the man on the divan, the cleft-chin man of elegance finally rises and suggests a drive. Cary Grant receives Bergman’s overtures with the reserve of a bowl-cropped monk, until the moment they step outside. He expresses concern over her catching cold. Grant forgoes the cliche of draping his jacket across her shoulders. Instead, he ties a scarf around the sliver of bare mid-section, a gesture which both is gallant and mocks the old-fashioned notions of chivalry and fragile muliebrity. Grant’s gesture acknowledges Bergman’s sexual allure more so than the threat of a little evening breeze.

Stellar Vintage #498: A brunette Ann Sothern in a kick-pleat belted frock, gloves and satin heels.

Stellar Vintage #498: A brunette Ann Sothern in a kick-pleat belted frock, gloves and satin heels.

Stellar Vintage #497: Anne Gwynne wears a short sleeve knit jumper and high waist shorts for roller skating, 1942.

Stellar Vintage #497: Anne Gwynne wears a short sleeve knit jumper and high waist shorts for roller skating, 1942.

Vintage Hollywood Trending #2: Dorothy Sebastian’s pool slides, 1920s.

Worn with a bathing costume partially made from oilcloth (*shudder*), the pool slides feature in a half a dozen designer collections for S/S 14, including this knockoff pair from Zara. The two-strap sandals are an exercise in comfort and pared back style.

Stellar Vintage #496: George Sanders in a tuxedo, with Zsa Zsa Gabor in white opera gloves, fur wrap and gown, 1950.

Stellar Vintage #496: George Sanders in a tuxedo, with Zsa Zsa Gabor in white opera gloves, fur wrap and gown, 1950.

Stellar Vintage #495: A young lady should keep a mirror finish on her good pair of murder shoes. Patty McCormack in a promo shot for The Bad Seed (1956).

Stellar Vintage #495: A young lady should keep a mirror finish on her good pair of murder shoes. Patty McCormack in a promo shot for The Bad Seed (1956).

Stellar Vintage #494: Adrienne Ames and Brian Aherne in tweedy ensembles, 1934. Bonus for the fur lapels.

Stellar Vintage #494: Adrienne Ames and Brian Aherne in tweedy ensembles, 1934. Bonus for the fur lapels.

Stellar Vintage #493: Robert Taylor in a three piece tweed suit surrounded by photos of co-stars and leading ladies of the 1930s.

Stellar Vintage #493: Robert Taylor in a three piece tweed suit surrounded by photos of co-stars and leading ladies of the 1930s.