Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

October 5, 2016
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Why a Beret is the Perfect Starter Hat

You know the concept of a starter house? Like, a first time home buyer looks for a simple way to ease into home ownership. They’re looking for something manageable- a cottage or a townhouse or a bungalow. I have a friend … Continue reading

May 13, 2016
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Vintage Hat Score

There is a funny sense of symmetry at work in the world.  As a shopkeeper, I believe there is some sort of law of retail balance involved. Say you have a bracelet in your shop. Lets suppose it has golden … Continue reading

March 11, 2016
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Wear That Hat Day

Have you ever heard of Open That Bottle Night? It is a celebration invented by two wine writers (who are also the cutest married couple ever)  so their readers will enjoy those nice bottles of wine rather than leave them to gather dust.  It’s the last Saturday … Continue reading

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