Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

February 2, 2015
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A Brief History of Oscar Dresses

What event inspires women to wear the least practical, the pouffiest, the most froufrou of all frocks, not counting a royal wedding? Its the Academy Awards! But apparently, this is a more recent concept-some of the early dresses are more … Continue reading

January 30, 2015
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Bette Davis Eyes

I re-watched the wonderful 1950 movie All About Eve last night. I just love the mature, bitchy, mesmerizing Bette Davis as Margo Chandler. And, eww, that simpering sycophant character Eve, creepily played by Anne Baxter, who schemes to take over Margo’s career and … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
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Is it Bakelite?

Bakelite bangles. They’re a pretty (and pretty collectible) type of vintage jewelry. How do you know it’s the real thing? Get used to handling some bakelite to get a sense of what you’re aiming for. That way, you can develop your senses and … Continue reading

January 21, 2015
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Why I Love Vintage, part 1

Why wear vintage? Meg over at the blog princess lasertron answers that question: It feels wonderful to own something unique. The joy of finding something you know you aren’t going to see anywhere else wearing will never go away for lovers … Continue reading