Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

June 30, 2017
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Some Thoughts on Vintage Costume Jewelry

So what’s the story on costume jewelry anyway? First, a few pieces from the Winters Past collection: A little history: back before the style revolution that was the 1920’s, women of means had fine jewelry that they wore with pretty … Continue reading

November 19, 2016
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Eighties Cocktail Dresses, A Study in Wonderful Excess

Ahh, eighties evening wear. It’s all about overconsumption and extravagance. It’s got maximal glamor, over the top details, oversized shoulder pads and extreme bedazzling. There are studs, sequins, beads and flowers. And ruching! Pleats! Rhinestones! Bows! Dropped waists! Asymetrical hemlines! … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
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Vintage Clip Earrings

Before the 1970’s, most American women didn’t have pierced ears. Consequently, most of the vintage earnings I have are non-pierced. Here is a little secret: clip earrings from the 50’s to the 80’s are amazing!  I have a ton of them … Continue reading

July 28, 2016
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Style Eccentrics

I’m sure you’ve seen the whole capsule wardrobe thing. You know, buy these tops, those bottoms and that pair of shoes. Get minimal, streamlined basics that mix and match, simplifying shopping and dressing. It’s intriguing, for sure. But it doesn’t leave … Continue reading

September 1, 2015
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Cool Girls in Seventies Dresses

From a fashion magazine perspective, the seventies were a wild ride. There were prairie dresses one day and spandex disco jumpsuits the next. What women wore everyday, however, was much more streamlined and practical. The decade brought some very  stylish and easy to wear dresses … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
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Bed Jackets

Oh, to look like ladies in old movies when they are feeling poorly! All coiffed and powdered, sitting up in bed,  tea on a tray, greeting their lovely visitors, all while wearing a bed jacket. Though perhaps not as agitated as Barbara … Continue reading