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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

September 5, 2018
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Art Deco Exotic: Egyptian Woven Metal Shawl

Last week I was able to acquire some really wonderful 1920’s beaded dresses. So exciting! More on that later. Lets talk about another amazing piece I was able to get with the flapper dresses, a woven metal shawl in geometric … Continue reading

August 26, 2018
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Exploring Early 60s Style

I recently had a photo shoot with Micanopy portrait photographer Aimee Van Gelder. I dressed in vintage outfits from three eras including the early 1960s, while Aimee did her thing with lights, backdrops and poses. For my early 60’s look, … Continue reading

August 17, 2018
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A Short Post About Vintage Shorts

The fashion pendulum is forever swinging. One style gets popular and you see it everywhere until a few innovative people start sporting it’s polar opposite. After a while, that once-fresh style gets too popular and the old look cycles back … Continue reading

August 10, 2018
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We Will Never Be Royals (but we can wear hats like them)

Yesterday a friend told me about a lovely tradition she established for herself: she has saved a favorite clothing item from each decade of her life. Brilliant! I can picture a few of my own stellar wardrobe items I would … Continue reading

July 27, 2018
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Vintage Mexican Fashion, Frida Style

Frida Kahlo. What are you picturing right now? Braided hair, flower crowns, long embroidered dresses and, of course, the unibrow. Kahlo developed an absolutely unique, artfully created look that erased the line between her art and her personal style. Here … Continue reading

July 22, 2018
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The Secret Life of Clothes: Hippie Shirts

Most of the time when I buy things for the shop, even men’s things, I buy them from women. I rarely get the garments’ backstory from a man’s viewpoint. However, this week, I got a dozen pieces from a man … Continue reading

July 4, 2018
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Vintage Turquoise and Silver Jewelry

This photo of Princess Grace from the 70’s is just about perfect. The hair, the caftan, the pose, yes! Now focus on just her squash blossom necklace. It’s bold, obviously, but she wears it so well. Now feast your eyes … Continue reading

June 21, 2018
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Easy Summer Style: Tie a Vintage Silk Scarf in your Hair

Hot. Humid. Summer. Florida. Also, mosquitos. Happy solstice, y’all! Clearly its far too muggy for complete sentences. We wouldn’t want to overly exert ourselves right now, would we? Here’s a very easy style idea that takes mere seconds, will elevate … Continue reading

vintage loungewear at Winters Past in Micanopy

May 31, 2018
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Vintage Hostess Wear

Recently I came across this gorgeous garment. It’s a floor length, ┬áin a crisp taffeta fabric, with dramatic collar and cuff detail. It’s got a wonderful late 1940s feel and a bold paid print: It’s kind of a gown, yet … Continue reading