Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

September 28, 2015
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Cheap Chic

Cheap Chic is an under the radar classic, an anti-fashion style book that was first published in 1975. Radical in it’s time, it still resonates today. The book introduced an unconventional idea: wear what you want. Shop at ethnic markets, … Continue reading

March 23, 2015
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Shop Pix

Here are a few new shop photos:  

March 20, 2015
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The Seventies, Again

Here’s an article in The Times that really encapsulates 70’s style. The 70’s were a big aesthetic mash-up. There were menswear-inspired suits, coats and hats for ladies.  There was the hippie, bohemian, Ladies-of-the-Canyon vibe. And there was this sense of decadence. Some aspect of 70’s style … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
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Old Concert Sign

OK, here is something very fun: this sign, which came from the estate of Bo Diddley, which they used put this on the stage during their concerts. There was a second one that said “Dance Y’all” but someone else nabbed … Continue reading

March 10, 2015
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Vintage Shoes

Here’s a little sneak peek into the vintage shoe section of the shop:

March 9, 2015
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Accessory Mavin Iris Apfel

Today, I’m thinking about 93 year old fashion inspiration Iris Apfel. You’ve seen her: big round glasses, tons of jewelry, always looks like she’s having more fun than three 30 year olds  combined. Iris was born in  Astoria, Queens  in 1921, … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
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For The Hair…

Here are some quick snapshots of vintage hair accessories in the shop:

March 4, 2015
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On Vintage Jewelry

Here is a nice quote from the actress Salma Hayek in the New York Times about jewelry: “To me, jewelry can be, if you are very lucky in life, a little map of your story,” she said. “It doesn’t have … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
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A Vintage Car Club Visits

A few weeks ago, a group came into the shop looking for 20’s-30’s clothes. They were part of a vintage car club called ACD, which stands for Auburn Cord Duesenberg. These are cars that were made in Auburn, Indiana  in … Continue reading

March 2, 2015
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Welcome to the Shop

While I’m deciding what to do with the shop signs, I’ve been trying to add some welcoming touches to the storefront. This is what the shop looks like from the outside these days: