Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

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

June 21, 2018
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Easy Summer Style: Tie a Vintage Silk Scarf in your Hair

Hot. Humid. Summer. Florida. Also, mosquitos. Happy solstice, y’all! Clearly its far too muggy for complete sentences. We wouldn’t want to overly exert ourselves right now, would we? Here’s a very easy style idea that takes mere seconds, will elevate … Continue reading

May 7, 2018
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Dressing Vintage for Dapper Days

The modern era is a casual time. CEOs of major corporations wear jeans and hoodies to work. The lines between athletic attire, sleepwear and everyday clothing have blurred. And yet, people still crave a reason to get dressed up. I … 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

March 19, 2018
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Fifties Fashion as seen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Fifties fashion is a an interesting contradiction. On the one hand, it’s a study in wonderful excess: voluptuous curves, wide full skirts, dramatic swing coats. On the other hand, it’s all about control: the need to match everything, wear figure-defining … Continue reading

March 10, 2018
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A Brief History of Ladies Wearing Tuxes

Have you watched any of the award shows lately? I find myself looking for anything unique and quirky among the similarly styled stars. This brings me to women wearing tuxedos. I came across this quote from the writer Quentin Crisp: “When … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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A Fresh Take on 70s Office Wear

Just yesterday, I was speaking with two young customers about my theory of “fashion echoes”. It goes something like this: I see the  70’s as an echo of the the 30’s  (draped fabrics and body skimming cuts) and the  80’s … Continue reading

December 27, 2017
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A Modern Approach to Vintage

Dressing ourselves and decorating our homes are parallel art forms. So think, for a moment,  about these three approaches to home decor. First, you could go to a big box home store, buy matching new everything, all at once, and … Continue reading