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MTV’S “House Of Style” Returns, Sort Of

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Who didn’t absolutely love the awkward-as-hell Cindy Crawford on the ’90s fashion show “House of Style”? Cindy was less than comfortable actually speaking on camera, but that didn’t stop the execs at MTV from capitalizing on her supermodel popularity. While the original “House of Style” is long gone, MTV has decided to reboot the show as a web-mostly series. The new host will be announced during the MTV Video Awards on September 6. Our guess is Alexa Chung, but either way, we’re stoked to see a comeback. We managed to dig up this vintage video of Todd Oldham interviewing designers Andre Walker and John Galliano, plus two more amazing clips after the jump!

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Quiz: Guess What These Strange Vintage Beauty Products Were Used For

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We slather on tons of lotions and potions in order to get our skin glowing and gorgeous — and apparently women have been doing this since the beginning of time. Just ask Cleopatra’s eyeliner applier. But in the 1950s and ’60s, beauty treatments took a strangely Draconian turn. Our friends at Collectors Weekly dug up some of the most bizarre beauty devices from the era. We want to see if you can guess what women might have used them for. Take our quiz above!

How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband, Circa 1937

Do you ever pause before putting in your mouth guard and slipping into your oversize Sugar Ray concert T-shirt and think, “Maybe I need to add some old-fashioned sultriness to my bedtime routine?” Don’t worry–Life magazine has got you covered. In a 1937 issue, they published a photo spread to teach wives how to undress in front of their husbands, featuring ex-burlesque dancer June St. Clair. Click through to learn the lost art of de-robing for yourself! [Retronaut]

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pieces From Dronning Vintage

If you’re looking for fabulous vintage clothing, look no further than Dronning Vintage, a well-edited Etsy shop packed full of gorgeous feminine pieces like 50s party dresses and polka dot skirts. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite finds…

Etsy Spotlight: 8 Pieces From Wanderlust Couture

Etsy is awesome, but the sheer quantity of stuff on the site can be really overwhelming. To give you a helpful shortcut, we like to highlight some of our favorite online shops. This week let’s take a look at Wanderlust Couture, a Portland-based vintage shop that operates out of a 1969 Cardinal Deluxe travel trailer. They’ve got some fabulous pieces in a variety of sizes, and the aesthetic is totally Mad Men. Click through to check out eight of our picks …

Enjoy This Ridiculous Vintage Victoria’s Secret Catalog

These days, Victoria’s Secret is associated with straight up sex appeal. But back in the ’70s, the lingerie company’s catalog was more cheesy, soft lighting and elegant romance than sexy curves. The folks over at Beverly Hills Honeys unearthed this classic Vicky’s Secret catalog from 1979 and it’s full of high buns, satin pajamas and unlikely scenarios. Take a peek at some of our favorite selections for a retro-flavored laugh.

Etsy Spotlight: Super Stylish Vintage Sunglasses

We’re celebrating Earth Month here at The Frisky, and one of the easiest, cheapest, and fun ways to make your closet more earth-friendly is by buying vintage and secondhand whenever possible. My favorite vintage item to shop for is sunglasses because they add a cool retro vibe to any outfit (and you don’t have to deal with vintage sizing issues!). Here are 10 eye-catching pairs I found on Etsy, all for 20 bucks or less …

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Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pieces from Dusty Rose Vintage

There’s so much stuff on Etsy that it’s hard to wade through it all — I don’t blame you if you get overwhelmed and give it up all together. That’s why we’ve decided to give you a helpful shortcut, by identifying some of our favorite online shops. First up: Dusty Rose Vintage, which collects and sells all manner of amazing vintage clothing and housewares. Check ‘em out and let Dusty Rose do the shopping for you!

Meet Some Very Dedicated Followers Of Platform Shoe Fashion

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In this vintage video from the 1970s, a bunch of average Brits were asked for their take on the burgeoning platform shoe trend that was sweeping the streets of London. Unwearable? Impossibly chic? Oh, they’ll definitely tell you what they think. What I wouldn’t do for some of these vintage pairs. [Pathe]

Etsy Spotlight: Sparkly Vintage Cocktail Rings

Looking for an easy way to add some bling to your jewelry collection? Check out the selection of vintage cocktail rings on Etsy. They’re bright, bold, and guaranteed to make you feel like a fabulous ’60s socialite. Click through to check out eight of our favorite sparkly specimens, all for 25 bucks or less…

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