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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

October 6, 2017
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Alexa Chung Wears Vintage

You know the phrase It Girl?  Our friends over at Wikipedia say  it’s slang for a singularly stylish young woman who is sexy without flaunting her sexuality. British TV host Alexa Chung has got “it”. She has a wonderfully self-defined, personal, … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
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Style Inspiration with a Dash of Vintage

The internet. It’s either the  great democratic equalizer, giving everyone a voice, or its the death of civilization as we know it. From a personal style perspective (and from the standpoint of this blog, the entire world comes down to … Continue reading

July 22, 2016
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Arm Candy

You know the Johnny Cash song where he starts reeling off the names of places, one after another? Like, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac?  I’m about to reel off the various types of vintage bracelets, so keep that  song I’ve … Continue reading

June 20, 2016
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Vintage Reruns

There is a school of thought that says, If you were old enough to wear shoulder pads in the eighties, you can never wear them again. People who come up with fashion “dont’s” clearly have too much time on their hands.  Really, … 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:

January 30, 2015
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Bette Davis Eyes

I re-watched the wonderful 1950 movie All About Eve last night. I just love the mature, bitchy, mesmerizing Bette Davis as Margo Chandler. And, eww, that simpering sycophant character Eve, creepily played by Anne Baxter, who schemes to take over Margo’s career and … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
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Is it Bakelite?

Bakelite bangles. They’re a pretty (and pretty collectible) type of vintage jewelry. How do you know it’s the real thing? Get used to handling some bakelite to get a sense of what you’re aiming for. That way, you can develop your senses and … Continue reading

January 27, 2015
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Vintage Manifesto

Today, a little inspiration from Bethany over at the blog The Glamorous Housewife . Here she speaks to why she wears vintage: I have always been enamored of the 1950s. I mean is there really a more glamorous period of time? … Continue reading

January 26, 2015
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Silver Rings

Silver rings are the single most popular type of jewelry in the shop right now. Among silver rings, the vintage sterling with turquoise is the favorite. I think people feel more comfortable with older turquoise since modern pieces are often … Continue reading

January 23, 2015
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Be Still My Beating Heart

In time for Valentines day: