Badass Black Cowgirls of History.
Vintage Vandalizm
by Jasmin Rodriguez
5M ago
While there may not be as many well-known black cowgirls from the 1800s-1950s (because of racism) as there are famous cowboys, there were certainly notable women who made their mark in the rodeo and Western world during those eras. Some of them include: Mary Fields, better known as "Stagecoach Mary," was a remarkable African American woman who defied societal norms in the late 1800s. Born into slavery in Tennessee, she went on to become one of the Wild West's most enduring legends. With a reputation for her incredible horsemanship and unflinching courage, Mary Fields became the first ..read more
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Tongolele: The Trailblazing Queen of Burlesque
Vintage Vandalizm
by Jasmin Rodriguez
6M ago
In the glittering world of entertainment, where norms and boundaries are constantly challenged, there are luminaries who stand out as true pioneers. One such trailblazer is Tongolele, a name synonymous with the art of burlesque. Her captivating performances, daring spirit, and cultural fusion made her an icon who transformed the landscape of entertainment. Let's delve into the life and legacy of Tongolele, the queen who redefined burlesque. Tongolele, born Yolanda Montes, entered the world on January 3, 1932, in Tabasco, Mexico. Little did the world know that this young girl would grow up t ..read more
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A Story of a Spanish Actress who Conquered the Silver Screen
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by Jasmin Rodriguez
6M ago
From Spain to Hollywood, Sarita Montiel’s journey is a story of a woman who broke the barriers of language and culture to become a leading actress in the American film industry. She was not only an accomplished actress, but also a singer and a sex symbol during her time. Montiel was a trailblazer for women and Hispanics in Hollywood, and her legacy continues to inspire generations. In this blog post, we’ll explore Montiel’s story, her impact on Hollywood, and her contribution to the film industry. Sarita Montiel was born in Campo de Criptana, Spain, in 1928. She started her career as a dance ..read more
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Rita Moreno: The Puerto Rican Trailblazer You Need to Know About.
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by Jasmin Rodriguez
7M ago
When it comes to influential Latinx figures in the entertainment industry, there are a few names that come to mind: Selena Quintanilla, Desi Arnaz, Celia Cruz. But one name that often gets left out of the conversation is Rita Moreno. This Puerto Rican powerhouse has had a career spanning over 70 years, winning countless awards and breaking down barriers for Latinx performers along the way. In this blog post, we'll dive into just how Rita Moreno paved the way for Puerto Ricans in Hollywood and beyond. Let's start from the beginning. Rita Moreno was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico in 1931 and mov ..read more
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Barbie: The Fashion Icon Who Shaped our Style
Vintage Vandalizm
by Jasmin Rodriguez
8M ago
Barbie, the iconic doll created by Ruth Handler in 1959, has not only captured the hearts of millions of children but has also left an indelible mark on the world of fashion. With her impeccable style, endless wardrobe, and evolving persona, Barbie has been a fashion trailblazer, inspiring generations and shaping the way we perceive and embrace fashion today. In this blog post, we will explore how Barbie has influenced and revolutionized the fashion industry, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire designers, fashionistas, and dreamers alike. Barbie burst onto the scene when th ..read more
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Schiaparelli: The Unconventional Fashionista of the Surrealist Movement
Vintage Vandalizm
by Jasmin Rodriguez
8M ago
The world of fashion saw dozens of incredibly talented designers over the years. However, it was Elsa Schiaparelli who set the bar for the future generations with her surrealistic creations. By stepping away from the traditional French approach to couture, Schiaparelli introduced the world to something fresh, colorful, and daring. Schiaparelli’s unconventional approach was not for the faint-hearted. She shocked the fashion world with her bold experimentation and refusal to conform. In 1933, she introduced a new line of clothing with a futuristic twist that was inspired by her interest in mod ..read more
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The Life of Dominican Actress, Maria Montez – A Hollywood Diva who Became a Cultural Icon
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by Jasmin Rodriguez
10M ago
Maria Montez was a Hollywood star like no other – exotic, captivating, and mesmerizing, she quickly became one of the most popular actresses of her time. Though her career was brief, spanning only a decade, Maria made an indelible impression on the world of cinema and beyond. In this blog post, we'll explore the life and legacy of this glamorous diva who captivated film audiences around the globe. Maria Montez was born in the Dominican Republic in 1912. She grew up in poverty but was blessed with striking good looks and natural acting talent. She married a Frenchman named Jean Pierre Aumont ..read more
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The Rise and Fall of Anna May Wong - A Star that Shone Bright but Briefly
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by Jasmin Rodriguez
11M ago
Hollywood has had its fair share of stars, but there are few who shine as brightly as Anna May Wong. Born in 1905 in Los Angeles, she was not only a trailblazer in the entertainment industry but also the first Asian-American actress to gain international recognition. Her rise to fame, however, was not without its challenges, and her story is one of perseverance, talent, and missed opportunities. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the life and stardom of Anna May Wong. Anna May Wong's journey towards fame began at the young age of 14 when she started acting in silent films. Despite her ..read more
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Zelda Wynn Valdes - The Fashion Designer Who Broke Racial Barriers
Vintage Vandalizm
by Jasmin Rodriguez
11M ago
  Fashion is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. Over the years, we have seen many designers who have contributed immensely to the evolution of fashion. However, there are very few who have had a significant impact on the industry, like Zelda Wynn Valdes. As an African-American woman, Valdes was a trailblazer in the fashion world. Her contribution to the industry is awe-inspiring, and today we’ll take a closer look at the legacy she left behind. Zelda Wynn Valdes was born in 1905 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Her family had a background in fashion, which served as a motiva ..read more
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We made it to Access Hollywood!
Vintage Vandalizm
by Jasmin Rodriguez
2y ago
Jasmin Rodriguez, Designer & CEO of Vintage Vandalizm, was asked to share her favorite fashion trends of the past on E-Networks, Access Hollywood! Jasmin had to create 7 looks from head to toe that embody the best trends of the best eras in fashion. The 20s, 40s, and 50s looks are directly from Vintage Vandalizm and the rest are from Zara, Amazon, and Bait Footwear. As seen on the Show: The dress Jasmin is wearing is our best selling Magdalena dress in black which will be available again in October. The 1940s leopard set is called the Harlow set in Leopard Silk which is now available ..read more
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