Mid-Week Vintage: the history of the bob, a review of Besame’s violet powder and more! In this edition of Mid-Week Vintage we have a Forties pancake recipe, a review of Besame’s violet powder, the history of the bob and much more! Johanna Öst – whose one of our Top 100 Vintage Queens – took inspiration from the movie Cover Girl for this amazing outfit. I can’t get over the fact she made the hat herself! Amber of Theatre Of Fashion writes about one of my favourite labels of all time, the amazing Biba, including some great pictures of her own collection. Charlotte of Tuppence Ha’penny found a 1947 recipe for Shrove Tuesday – her fish pancakes look delicious! Solanah of Vixen Vintage reviews Besame Cosmetic’s violet powder – sounds like a great product! Lauren of Wearing History writes about keeping warm in the Thirties – I love her 1937-38 catalogue pictures of rain coats and ski wear. Gemma of Retro Chick has written about the history of the bob – I’ve recently been thinking about cutting my long hair into a bob and this has just made me want to reach for the scissors. Liz of Vintage-a-Peel has scanned some fantastic late Sixties fashion shoot images – I’m in love with the Jean Varon cape. 2 Responses mary young February 20th, 2013 My mother and her sisters cut their long hair into bobs and my gradmother cried. Guess who got a bobbed hair-do shortly there after?! Grandma. My father absolutely loved the bob on my mother and often spoke of it very lovingly. Lena February 20th, 2013 Lovely story!