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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

January 28, 2020
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Ode to Gunne Sax Dresses

Remember how we used to think about the future? Thanks to mid century comic books and TV shows, we envisioned a slick utopia filled with picture phones, robotic cleaners, space travel and modernistic furniture. Some of that has actually come … Continue reading

September 6, 2019
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Designer Spotlight: Lilli Ann

Picture the classic Film Noir dame, as played by a mysterious and gorgeous move star like Lana Turner, Veronica Lake or Barbara Stanwyck. What’s she wearing? Maybe something like this: Or this: All of these crisply tailored garments with fantastic … Continue reading

August 21, 2019
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1920s: Opulent Androgeny

Today’s vintage inspiration comes from Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell. She dresses in authentic 1920s clothing all day, every day, even while on archeological digs. Why the 20’s? Well, King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1922, sparking a craze for exotic, … Continue reading

July 20, 2019
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Learning More About Vintage

Modern media can lead to a bad case of information overload. But -silver lining!- it’s great if you have a niche interest you want to explore, such as vintage fashion. There’s so much out there! Here are a few places … Continue reading

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