Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

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

January 22, 2017
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Embracing the Eighties

Is there any decade easier to mock, sartorially speaking, than the eighties? It’s  legacy is a sort of fashion punch line. I get it. MC Hammer pants,  Lycra unitards, acid wash denim, pretty much anything worn by Joan Collins can come as … Continue reading

September 27, 2016
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How to Style a Victorian Blouse (and keep it modern)

I’m noticing a new take on a look that has cycled around in various forms for years. I’m talking about white Victorian style blouses, the ones with high necks, ruffles and lace. I have quite a few of them in … Continue reading

August 9, 2016
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Why Wear Vintage?

it’s easier than ever to buy new clothing. There’s no longer a need to get off the couch-just point, click and wait 24 hours for the UPS man. Buying vintage is a bit more complicated. Why make the extra effort? … Continue reading

April 20, 2016
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Retro Hair & Makeup

Have you ever notices how nice and how polite Canadians are? It’s true! Quite a few Canadians have visited my shop and they are- broadly generalizing here -just so nice. One of my favorite Canadians (by way of Miami) is … Continue reading

January 7, 2016
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For Your Consideration: Winters Past in Micanopy

Do you remember downtown department stores, years ago? They had that magical, stylish, almost glamorous feel. There was a sense that shopping wasn’t just consumerism, it was an event. I thought about this during the Mad Men episodes in which Don had … Continue reading

July 28, 2015
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McIntosh, Florida

Old Florida:  live oak trees draped with moss, front porches, old churches, a fishing dock, a few shops. That’s McIntosh, population 450, a pretty little town that brings to mind any number of fine Southern novels. Visit, explore, and bring your … Continue reading