Jayne Mansfield, In The Pink

In 1957 LIFE Magazine did a feature on Jayne Mansfield, one of the major 1950’s sext symbols, in her home. I thought what better time pour over these then leading up to Valentine’s Day? Pretty much everything in her house was either pink or shaped like a heart (or in some cases both). From floor to ceiling pink shag in the master bath, to a heart shaped fireplace… She lived there with Mickey Hargitay, her husband at the time, a contractor/body builder/actor, naturally. He is seen in a few of the photos with her, they have a very “Tarzan and Jane” vibe together.

All images via Life Magazine archives. 

February Happenings

It’s almost the end of the longest month of the year. Anyone else have the January doldrums? I think next year I need to plan a getaway for the second half of January just to pass the time! So next month, in just two weeks we are excited to welcomeburlesque performer Evelyn DeVere to our Charleston shop, Candy Shop On Cannon to debut her brand new line of lingerie. Who knows a woman’s body better than a burlesque performer? She has been making her own costumes for years, as well as doing all my and many other people’s complicated vintage alterations. Join is for cocktails Friday February 12th by RSVPing for her exclusive preview or come by the trunk show during opening hours on Saturday, February 13th to pick something out to wear on Valentine’s Day:

Going to The Market

Why does the word “market” get my heart beating a little faster? Probably because I am a born shopper. This time, however, I’ll be on the other side of the table. We are taking Candy Shop Vintage to market in Atlanta. All the details below:

If you are are a retailer and have a store somewhere and won’t make it to Atlanta next week, but are still interested in carrying our jewelry lines, please email us at sales@candyshopvintage.com with an inquiry and someone will get in touch with you ASAP! Happy shopping (or hunting)!