Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

March 17, 2017
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1950’s Silhouettes (& Wearing 1980’s as 1950’s)

The 1950’s fashion era is perennially popular because of it’s womanly appeal. There are two main iconic silhouettes in 50s fashion – the cinched waist with full skirt that emphasizes the waist and the slim fitting pencil skirt that emphasizes the … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
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A Vintage Music Playlist

Good music puts vintage clothes in context. I like to imagine what  the person who wore this dress, those gloves and that hat would have listened to. The music I play in the shop is vintage but not “oldies; I … Continue reading

December 1, 2016
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In Style for a Century: The Little Black Dress

Nearly 100 years ago, Coco Chanel created an idea that became  emblematic of Gallic chic: the Little Black Dress, or LBD. It was inspired by widows’ mourning dresses, worn by Edith Piaf as she sang about love and loss and remains a … Continue reading

March 24, 2016
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Vintage Styling Workshop at Winters Past

And now… some exciting news! Winters Past will be holding a workshop taught by burlesque dancer and pin up model Angela La Muse (angelalamuse.com ). It will focus on vintage styling and, as Miss La Muse says, “how to unleash your inner … 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

August 28, 2015
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Vintage Wedding

I’ve had lots of brides in the shop lately and they’re going for modern dresses with vintage accessories. The brooch bouquet has been happening for a while and is still going strong, as is the barn-style wedding with cowboy boots … Continue reading