Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

September 27, 2016
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How to Style a Victorian Blouse (and keep it modern)

I’m noticing a new take on a look that has cycled around in various forms for years. I’m talking about white Victorian style blouses, the ones with high necks, ruffles and lace. I have quite a few of them in … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
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Wear an 80’s Blazer

It was hot and humid here in Florida until two days ago when it dipped down into the 70’s. That’s not exactly crisp autumn weather,  but apparently my customers are optimistically looking forward to cooler days ahead. People are starting to ask  for … Continue reading

August 9, 2016
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Why Wear Vintage?

it’s easier than ever to buy new clothing. There’s no longer a need to get off the couch-just point, click and wait 24 hours for the UPS man. Buying vintage is a bit more complicated. Why make the extra effort? … Continue reading

July 28, 2016
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Style Eccentrics

I’m sure you’ve seen the whole capsule wardrobe thing. You know, buy these tops, those bottoms and that pair of shoes. Get minimal, streamlined basics that mix and match, simplifying shopping and dressing. It’s intriguing, for sure. But it doesn’t leave … Continue reading

BAND OF OUTSIDERS AS BEATNIK STYLE

July 15, 2016
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Beat Generation Style

Picture a Gap commercial, with dancing celebrities wearing the clothing we now consider classic: khakis, striped tops, leggings, Ray Bans. This style has it’s roots in the “Beat Generation” literary movement of the 1950s to mid-1960s. The Beat poets, musicians and … Continue reading

May 30, 2016
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All Vintage, All the Time

Most of my customers wear a splash of vintage with their everyday clothing. They pair it like this: a seventies owl pendant with a tee shirt or a fifties handbag with a modern dress. Then there are Ray and Joanie. They wear … 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

May 5, 2016
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Researching a Vintage Label

I bought this great looking fifties skirt last week. The label reads Martha Sleeper, Made in Puerto Rico and  it made me curious. I used the on-line label database at the Vintage Fashion Guild website to do some sleuthing. Turns out Martha … Continue reading

March 31, 2016
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Fifties Fashion from the Film Carol

I love a movie where the clothing is an integral feature, almost like another character.  In the film Carol, which is set in 1952, the costumes are very much a part of the story. The era portrayed here still looks much like the forties, … Continue reading