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“A DAINTY MAID OF FAR CATHAY—  May Wong, Chinese flapper of the Oriental films.”    April 13, 1930    Not to be confused with Chinese American flapper Anna May Wong

“A DAINTY MAID OF FAR CATHAY— May Wong, Chinese flapper of the Oriental films.” April 13, 1930 Not to be confused with Chinese American flapper Anna May Wong

Li XiaQing 李霞卿,was a film star in Shanghai, and later she became the first Chinese woman to be granted a civil aviation license in China, in 1936. Patti Gully included her in book Sister of Heaven - China's Barnstorming Aviatrixes.

Li XiaQing 李霞卿,was a film star in Shanghai, and later she became the first Chinese woman to be granted a civil aviation license in China, in 1936. Patti Gully included her in book Sister of Heaven - China's Barnstorming Aviatrixes.

Hailing from the glamor days of the early 1930s, this rare color film is a beautiful visual archive of vintage women's swimsuits . Footage courtesy of the Internet Archive and Prelinger Archive.Music by Annette Hanshaw

Hailing from the glamor days of the early 1930s, this rare color film is a beautiful visual archive of vintage women's swimsuits . Footage courtesy of the Internet Archive and Prelinger Archive.Music by Annette Hanshaw

The jewelry from the new Gatsby film.  Baz Luhrmann.   Art Deco, The Great Gatsby, Roaring 20’s, 1920’s, 1930’s, Flapper, Design, Style www.BrassTacksEvents.com www.facebook.com/BrassTacksEvents www.twitter.com/BrassTacksEvent

The jewelry from the new Gatsby film. Baz Luhrmann. Art Deco, The Great Gatsby, Roaring 20’s, 1920’s, 1930’s, Flapper, Design, Style www.BrassTacksEvents.com www.facebook.com/BrassTacksEvents www.twitter.com/BrassTacksEvent

beautiful coat, too bad the original pinner did not include the designer name or where to buy

beautiful coat, too bad the original pinner did not include the designer name or where to buy

Dogon Female Figure, Ogol Circle of Artists, Mali. Dogon sculpture captured the imagination of European and American artists and intellectuals in the 1930s with the austere beauty and isolation of their environment, the power of their sculpture, and the richness of their rituals, but we have still not fully understood the history and meaning of their art.

Dogon Female Figure, Ogol Circle of Artists, Mali. Dogon sculpture captured the imagination of European and American artists and intellectuals in the 1930s with the austere beauty and isolation of their environment, the power of their sculpture, and the richness of their rituals, but we have still not fully understood the history and meaning of their art.

Black silk taffeta evening dress, embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads. Cecile Beaton photographed the Duchess of Windsor wearing this dress for British Vogue in 1939. To highlight and compliment the 18th century silhouette of the gown, Beaton photographed the Duchess seated in a Louis XV chair against a Piranesi backdrop

Black silk taffeta evening dress, embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads. Cecile Beaton photographed the Duchess of Windsor wearing this dress for British Vogue in 1939. To highlight and compliment the 18th century silhouette of the gown, Beaton photographed the Duchess seated in a Louis XV chair against a Piranesi backdrop

Caddy Thomas and Evans c1930s  Unattributed Maker  Two Temples

Caddy Thomas and Evans c1930s Unattributed Maker Two Temples

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1940s-hairstyles-for-women-4_large

In the Chinese woman's rite of passage, hairpins played an important function to display the coming of age.  When a girl turned fifteen, she would be considered an adult and of marriageable age. She would forsake wearing her hair in braids, but instead pull her hair into a bun, using ornate hairpins to adorn the style. This tradition was called the “Hairpin Initiation” or “笄禮”.

In the Chinese woman's rite of passage, hairpins played an important function to display the coming of age. When a girl turned fifteen, she would be considered an adult and of marriageable age. She would forsake wearing her hair in braids, but instead pull her hair into a bun, using ornate hairpins to adorn the style. This tradition was called the “Hairpin Initiation” or “笄禮”.