Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

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

September 11, 2018
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Reimagining the Eighties: Subversive Prairie Style

I learn a lot about clothes and style from watching how my customers wear vintage. Recently I’ve noticed an interesting thing: some very stylish, fashion-forward ladies have a fresh, modern take on those iconic  70’s-80’s Victorian peasant frocks. You know … 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

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

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,  in 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

April 9, 2018
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Fanciful Forties Frocks

Recently I became the proud (though temporary) owner of some breathtaking 1940s day dresses. Be still my beating heart! Here are some snaps of them on my clothesline: The details: The prints: The edges of fashion decades are fuzzy, meaning … Continue reading

February 23, 2018
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Ultra Feminine 70’s Style (that feels modern)

Cue up the 1970’s southern California singer-songwriter music ’cause I’m noticing a style trend and it needs a soundtrack. But first, check out these ultra feminine dreamy bohemian frocks: I’m loving the romantic, witchy vibe of these retro-glam maxi dresses: … Continue reading