Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

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

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

February 4, 2019
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Vintage Fur Collars

The vocabulary of weather can be so poetic. One of my personal favorites is the Cone of Uncertainty. It’s always used on hurricane maps but, really, what aspect of the future doesn’t it apply to? My current favorite weather term … Continue reading

January 28, 2019
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Eighties Ladies

Right now, I’m loving 1980s sweaters. You know them, they’re the ones with extravagant detail and slightly skewed proportions. An 80s pullover is a very fun thing to wear on a grey and chilly day. First up, let’s take a … Continue reading

January 16, 2019
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In the Bag

Why care about clothes? By the same token, why care about music or film or art? Why choose a well-prepared meal rather than chug a nutritionally complete space age beverage? Because aesthetics –the life of the senses–matter. As Nabokov wrote, … Continue reading

November 5, 2018
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Vintage Haul

I was very busy last week and I have lots of new-to-me vintage finds to share with y’all! First I thought I’d show a photo of what the back of my car looked like before I unloaded everything : Yeesh, … Continue reading