Vintage Vantage. Pretty Minis: Vanity Compacts

January 15, 2008 • Fashion


Emily Huggins for Second City Style Magazine

I’ve decided that my new vintage obsession of the moment are the
powder compacts women carried during the early years of the 20th
century, all the way up until the 1960s. Don’t think for a second that
I’m talking about that MAC or Bobbi Brown compact you have rattling
around in your ‘IT’ bag of the moment. These vanity compacts were the ‘IT’ bag!
Young women wanted to carry around a mini purse that allowed them
freedom of movement and the ability to powder their nose! Make-up was
so taboo before this time that any respectable lady wouldn’t be caught
dead fixing herself up in public.

The best part about these compacts was that they were not just a make-up container, but an all-in-one gorgeous style statement — make-up holder, as well as a handbag and fashion accessory. These beauts were meant to be shown off!

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One Response to Vintage Vantage. Pretty Minis: Vanity Compacts

  1. Joanne Molina- SCS says:

    These are so lovely.. especially the first one. Beautiful!

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