Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

September 27, 2016
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How to Style a Victorian Blouse (and keep it modern)

I’m noticing a new take on a look that has cycled around in various forms for years. I’m talking about white Victorian style blouses, the ones with high necks, ruffles and lace. I have quite a few of them in … 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

BAND OF OUTSIDERS AS BEATNIK STYLE

July 15, 2016
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Beat Generation Style

Picture a Gap commercial, with dancing celebrities wearing the clothing we now consider classic: khakis, striped tops, leggings, Ray Bans. This style has it’s roots in the “Beat Generation” literary movement of the 1950s to mid-1960s. The Beat poets, musicians and … 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

September 17, 2015
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High Rise Trousers

I’ve talked about the fashion pendulum on this blog before. Right now, it’s swinging toward the high waisted silhouette in pants and jeans. Here are some photos of two great high wiasted eras from the past. First, the forties: then, the … Continue reading

July 17, 2015
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Tip Your Hat

I watch lots of people try on vintage hats. Here is something I’ve learned: if you take a few minutes to find the right tilt, you will be much more satisfied with how it looks and feels on your head. … Continue reading

June 29, 2015
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Vintage Rules

OK, for today, a little visual inspiration: And a few more thoughts on modern ways of wearing vintage. Customize  Clothes that fit well are much easier to wear.  Take the time to find a good seamstress, or alter clothes yourself to create … Continue reading

June 22, 2015
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A Harlequin Romance

Vintage mid-century ladies eyeglasses remind me of my grandmother Rose, who sported a very classy pair with swirls and rhinestones in the corners.  It never occurred to me that these frames had an actual inventor, but they do: we can … Continue reading