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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

June 25, 2019
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Vintage Aloha Dresses

Happy Solstice! We have reached peak mugginess here in Florida. Some call it summer but I prefer to call it Vintage Hawaiian Dress season. Theses exotic frocks were designed to keep you cool-and keep you looking cool- during the hottest … Continue reading

May 27, 2019
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70s Does 40s: Fashion echoes

What comes around goes around. Everything old is new again. The pendulum swings back and forth. It’s deja vu all over again. Fashion-like everything else in a culture- is cyclical. I’ve talked about “fashion echoes” before, where the styles of … Continue reading

May 2, 2019
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Vintage Prom Dresses

I recently read an article about people in other countries having “American” themed parties in which they tailgate and drink beer from red Solo cups. Apparently these cups are hard to come by outside the US but they show up … Continue reading

January 28, 2019
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Eighties Ladies

Right now, I’m loving 1980s sweaters. You know them, they’re the ones with extravagant detail and slightly skewed proportions. An 80s pullover is a very fun thing to wear on a grey and chilly day. First up, let’s take a … 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

September 20, 2018
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Victorian Finery

Last week was a  stellar one for vintage hunting. Among other things, I was lucky to find a dozen Victorian undergarments, all in the softest cotton and all white. The Victorians, bless their repressed hearts, actually knew a thing or … Continue reading