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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

January 16, 2019
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In the Bag

Why care about clothes? By the same token, why care about music or film or art? Why choose a well-prepared meal rather than chug a nutritionally complete space age beverage? Because aesthetics –the life of the senses–matter. As Nabokov wrote, … Continue reading

January 1, 2019
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Pin a Brooch on your Coat

Wearing vintage can be about finding that one cool thing that elevates your everyday modern clothing. This singular piece can be anything you fancy, from a silk scarf to an alligator bag. One super simple way to add some vintage … Continue reading

December 21, 2018
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Making a Case for Vintage in the Workplace

Picture the most straight laced, traditional careers you can imagine. Think of accountants, bankers and lawyers. Can women in these professions wear vintage at work?  I say yes! Let’s look at how one working woman wears vintage on the job. … Continue reading

November 26, 2018
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One Jacket to Rule Them All

Well, it seems that planet earth has managed to make it’s way around the sun once more because here we are, back at The Holiday Season again. No matter your approach to the holidays, there’s always more going on in … Continue reading

November 12, 2018
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Tilt Your Turban to the Back

I’ve been writing the occasional series of blog posts showing how to  wear different styles of vintage hats, like these:  the beret, the pillbox,  the cloche and the fedora. No matter the style, when a modern lady tries on just … Continue reading

November 5, 2018
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Vintage Haul

I was very busy last week and I have lots of new-to-me vintage finds to share with y’all! First I thought I’d show a photo of what the back of my car looked like before I unloaded everything : Yeesh, … Continue reading

October 22, 2018
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Mini Midi Maxi: They came, they saw, they did not buy

To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a skirt is just a skirt. Other times, a skirt is way more than a simple garment. Take the midi skirt and how it became a turning point in American consumer culture. First, a little background. … Continue reading

October 17, 2018
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Vintage Disco Shirts: A Trip to Funkytown

As a scrawny and not particularly coordinated kid, gym class was my least favorite part of school, an experience I can sum it up in two terrifying words: dodge ball. Except for this: there was that brief shining moment in … Continue reading