Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

August 4, 2015
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Jewelry In Your Hair

Vintage jewelry in the hair, worn as Liz Taylor would have, is fancy and glamorous: Worn modern style, it’s just a fun and pretty look. Pinning the brooch to a ribbon is an easy way to add some sparkle. They … Continue reading

July 17, 2015
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Tip Your Hat

I watch lots of people try on vintage hats. Here is something I’ve learned: if you take a few minutes to find the right tilt, you will be much more satisfied with how it looks and feels on your head. … Continue reading

June 22, 2015
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A Harlequin Romance

Vintage mid-century ladies eyeglasses remind me of my grandmother Rose, who sported a very classy pair with swirls and rhinestones in the corners.  It never occurred to me that these frames had an actual inventor, but they do: we can … Continue reading

June 17, 2015
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Summer Brooches

Brooches, or pins, come in an almost infinite variety.  My go-to way of wearing one is on a jean jacket. The super glittery vintage brooches look especially good on nicely worn denim. But for this time of year, something a little … Continue reading

June 14, 2015
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Wear a Scarf in Your Hair

Vintage scarves. I’ve got a bunch of pretty vintage ones in the shop. Silk, chiffon, cotton. Geometrics, solids, mod prints, dainty flowers…there’s one for every outfit. Don’t you like how scarves look on other people? But in this Florida heat, I don’t … Continue reading

May 29, 2015
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A Brief History

I read an article proclaiming that the thong is dead.  I bid good riddance you, Thong, and please take your constricting friend  Spanx along with you on your way out. The new trend: retro looking higher-waisted briefs. Everything old is new … Continue reading

May 28, 2015
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The History of Stilettos

I really like 1940’s shoes. Cute and very wearable, like these: Enter the fifties: stilettos. Ouch! And, BTW, the dictionary definition of a stiletto is “a knife or dagger with a long slender blade and needle-like point, primarily intended as a stabbing weapon”.  Interesting image. So … Continue reading