Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

June 2, 2017
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Why Shoe Design is a Little Bit like Rock Music

Think for a moment about rock and roll music from, say, 1958 to 1982. Everything was being done for the very first time. Everyone from Buddy Holly to Prince created something absolutely fresh and new with each song they wrote. … 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

December 11, 2015
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Winters Past, Moving to Micanopy

Exciting news: Winters Past is moving to Micanopy! We’ll be in our current location through Christmas, then we’re packing up the rhinestones and heading north on 441 to our new location in the former O. Brisky’s bookstore. It’s 116 NE … Continue reading

September 17, 2015
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High Rise Trousers

I’ve talked about the fashion pendulum on this blog before. Right now, it’s swinging toward the high waisted silhouette in pants and jeans. Here are some photos of two great high wiasted eras from the past. First, the forties: then, the … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
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Bed Jackets

Oh, to look like ladies in old movies when they are feeling poorly! All coiffed and powdered, sitting up in bed,  tea on a tray, greeting their lovely visitors, all while wearing a bed jacket. Though perhaps not as agitated as Barbara … Continue reading

May 7, 2015
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Vintage Sizes

Here is a question I am asked quite often: How can you tell what your “vintage size” is? OK, deep breath, here goes: The size of a vintage garment pre-1980s is roughly 6 dress sizes larger than the same dress in … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
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Watch This

Rock bands of the seventies sure wrote a lot of songs about time. The bard  Steve Miller comments: Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Pink Floyd depressingly ruminates: Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
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Hair Styles by Era

As I’m thinking about vintage clothing, it’s interesting to picture the hairstyles that were worn with them in each decade. Here are some of the iconic hairstyles of the 20th century that have names, listed in roughly chronological order: The Bob: Finger Waves: … Continue reading

May 1, 2015
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Wearing Vintage, Looking Modern

I really like the photos I’m seeing of vintage items looking very current, like these: This image from the website Kendi Everyday shows a vintage shirtdress (probably shortened), worn belted: