Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

August 21, 2019
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1920s: Opulent Androgeny

Today’s vintage inspiration comes from Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell. She dresses in authentic 1920s clothing all day, every day, even while on archeological digs. Why the 20’s? Well, King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1922, sparking a craze for exotic, … Continue reading

September 5, 2018
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Art Deco Exotic: Egyptian Woven Metal Shawl

Last week I was able to acquire some really wonderful 1920’s beaded dresses. So exciting! More on that later. Lets talk about another amazing piece I was able to get with the flapper dresses, a woven metal shawl in geometric … Continue reading

April 29, 2018
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The Golden Age of Vintage Costume Jewelry

Did you ever think about the art forms that are uniquely American, like jazz music, baseball, tap dancing and comics? From where I sit, the costume jewelry made in the US from the 1930s to the early 1960s falls into that … Continue reading

March 10, 2018
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A Brief History of Ladies Wearing Tuxes

Have you watched any of the award shows lately? I find myself looking for anything unique and quirky among the similarly styled stars. This brings me to women wearing tuxedos. I came across this quote from the writer Quentin Crisp: “When … Continue reading