Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

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

March 24, 2016
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Vintage Styling Workshop at Winters Past

And now… some exciting news! Winters Past will be holding a workshop taught by burlesque dancer and pin up model Angela La Muse (angelalamuse.com ). It will focus on vintage styling and, as Miss La Muse says, “how to unleash your inner … Continue reading

March 4, 2016
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Vintage Florida Fashion

Fashion across the US was once much more regional than it is now. There was a recognizable California look, a midwestern aesthetic and clothing that was specifically southern. Here is a little look at retro fifties Florida style: floral, tropical … Continue reading

January 29, 2016
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Dresses by Decade

This might sound just a little bit geeky, but I kind of love how an entire decade can be summed up in a single dress.  People express the way they see themselves and want to be seen by others in their clothing. … Continue reading