Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

July 22, 2017
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1930’s Bias Cut Dresses: Sexy Screen Siren Style

Remember that really bad Rod Stewart song from the 80’s, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? I’m assuming you’ll agree it was terrible because I think it is. In truth, what’s a catchy tune or an ear worm, what’s bland or delicious, what … Continue reading

July 8, 2017
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How About a Vintage Clutch Bag for Daytime?

The world is an anxiety provoking place. People (and by that I mean me) seem a bit on edge lately. It’s calming to focus on enjoying some small, pleasing things that are within our control. This thought process led me … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
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Some Thoughts on Vintage Costume Jewelry

So what’s the story on costume jewelry anyway? First, a few pieces from the Winters Past collection: A little history: back before the style revolution that was the 1920’s, women of means had fine jewelry that they wore with pretty … Continue reading

June 22, 2017
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Mid Century Made in Hong Kong Finery

Picture a classic 50’s or early 60’s dress in a rich tone-on-tone brocade. The lines of the dress are on par with fashionable evening wear of the era, but the garment is done up in fabric that’s got an Asian … Continue reading

June 13, 2017
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Retro Fashions On TV

Once, back in college, a friend was taking a class called The History of History. It was one of those mind blowing freshman epiphanies: how we think about the past is influenced by what’s happening in the present, and the … Continue reading

June 2, 2017
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Why Shoe Design is a Little Bit like Rock Music

Think for a moment about rock and roll music from, say, 1958 to 1982. Everything was being done for the very first time. Everyone from Buddy Holly to Prince created something absolutely fresh and new with each song they wrote. … Continue reading

May 26, 2017
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Juliana: Super Statement Vintage Jewelry

Most people buy vintage costume jewelry because, well, it’s pretty and it’s unique and maybe it matches their outfit. People who collect vintage costume jewelry look for specific designers or brands. Then there’s a subgroup I’ll call serious collectors, folks who … Continue reading

May 12, 2017
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The Secret Life of Clothes, part 1

In the last post, I wrote about how much I enjoy learning the backstory of vintage treasures. I like knowing who wore a garment and how it relates to their personal history. I also like placing it in the larger context … Continue reading

April 11, 2017
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Vintage Secretary Blouses

Fashion has reached the point in its current cycle where showing lots of skin has become banal. So now the pendulum is swinging the other way. Covered up is cutting edge. Ladylike is the new sexy. What’s more covered up and … Continue reading