Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

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:

April 30, 2015
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Vintage Prom Dresses

Does the phrase “vintage prom dress” make you think of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink? Or maybe these cute Tavi Gevenson/ Rookie   girls: Good images, these, but here’s another option: wearing vintage in a very modern way. I like the look … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
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A Glimpse of Stocking

Yesterday I got a small package in the mail at the shop. It was postmarked Ocala, just 15 minutes away. Inside were these beautiful unworn vintage silk stockings. Lovely.

April 28, 2015
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Vintage Color Photos

Because of the way old photos look, we think of the past in muted sepia tones. We picture the people in awkward poses, smiling stiffly. Here are color photos that shake up that image of the past. They are rare color … Continue reading

April 27, 2015
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Shop Photos

Here are some pix from the photo shoot at the shop:

April 23, 2015
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Vintage Jewelry, Modern Style

Here is some inspiration about how to wear vintage jewelry in a modern way, from the website Sweet and Spark:

April 22, 2015
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Vintage Necklaces

Here are two very old necklaces, and a few modern ideas about how to wear them: Try one with a collared blouse, buttoned all the way up to the top, with your necklace under the collar. Wear it with a very casual … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
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Vintage French Photos

I came across a book of wonderful French photographs from the 20’s and early ’30’s.  The book is a collection of photography by Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986). Lartigue photographed France’s elite at leisure; his lens captured high-society couples at play in Biarritz … Continue reading

April 19, 2015
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Vera Scarves

Have you seen Vera scarves? They are little works of mid-century art on a cloth square. Textile designer and entrepreneur Vera Neuman (1907-1993) was a master colorist with a great graphic style. She started turning her artwork into scarves  in … Continue reading

April 17, 2015
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Winters Past Article

The Ocala Star Banner wrote a piece on the shop that’s in today’s paper. They also made a little video, which you can see right here.  I talked a lot (seriously, a lot) about craftsmanship as a reason to appreciate vintage clothing. … Continue reading