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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

July 29, 2017
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Alternative Fashion: 200 Years of Tribal Ethnic Style

Fringe, turbans, caftans, long dangly ear rings: it’s “hippie” style and it started in the 60’s, right? Not exactly. It’s bohemian style and its been around for a while. Here are some archival photos from the late 1800’s: Before we … Continue reading

October 5, 2016
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Why a Beret is the Perfect Starter Hat

You know the concept of a starter house? Like, a first time home buyer looks for a simple way to ease into home ownership. They’re looking for something manageable- a cottage or a townhouse or a bungalow. I have a friend … Continue reading

December 30, 2015
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Moving Day!

Well, mostly everything found it’s way into a box, the boxes got loaded on the truck and hauled into the new shop. Of course, with every move there always seems to be that dreaded last 10% of stuff that gets … Continue reading

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

May 7, 2015
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Vintage Sizes

Here is a question I am asked quite often: How can you tell what your “vintage size” is? OK, deep breath, here goes: The size of a vintage garment pre-1980s is roughly 6 dress sizes larger than the same dress in … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
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Watch This

Rock bands of the seventies sure wrote a lot of songs about time. The bard  Steve Miller comments: Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Pink Floyd depressingly ruminates: Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
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Hair Styles by Era

As I’m thinking about vintage clothing, it’s interesting to picture the hairstyles that were worn with them in each decade. Here are some of the iconic hairstyles of the 20th century that have names, listed in roughly chronological order: The Bob: Finger Waves: … Continue reading

May 1, 2015
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Wearing Vintage, Looking Modern

I really like the photos I’m seeing of vintage items looking very current, like these: This image from the website Kendi Everyday shows a vintage shirtdress (probably shortened), worn belted:

April 30, 2015
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Vintage Prom Dresses

Does the phrase “vintage prom dress” make you think of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink? Or maybe these cute Tavi Gevenson/ Rookie   girls: Good images, these, but here’s another option: wearing vintage in a very modern way. I like the look … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
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A Glimpse of Stocking

Yesterday I got a small package in the mail at the shop. It was postmarked Ocala, just 15 minutes away. Inside were these beautiful unworn vintage silk stockings. Lovely.