Dynasty Meets Independence Day. Zuhair Murad’s Fireworks Embellished Couture.

One of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays, The annual Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival, did more than just ellicit ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the audience last year. It inspired fashion designer Zuhair Murad’s 2017 Spring Summer Couture Collection, Fires Waltz. (more…)

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American Beauty: 60 Pin-Ups to Pop Stars Wearing Flag Inspired Fashion.

Long before Lynda Carter donned her Wonder Woman uniform complete with patriotic cape, starlets wore the stars and stripes to sell War Bonds and promote movie studios. The flag inspired fashion theme has since continued with celebrities, entertainers, musicians and models. Whether they are wrapped in flags for magazine covers, wearing various versions of patriotism onstage, or donning red, white and blue bathing suits – I’ve got 60 of the best photos of celebs, models and musicians in stars and stripes from the past nine decades for you right here. (more…)

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Vintage Fireworks Posters, Packaging and Labels for The Fourth of July.


above: a vintage Litho from the Colorcraft Poster Co. in Oklahoma City

I scoured the web, online fireworks museums, vintage poster shops and more to find 30 of the most beautifully designed graphic and illustrated fireworks labels, posters and packaging from the 20th century to share with you. (more…)

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