Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

February 17, 2015
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Modern Pin Up Style

There are two main camps of vintage clothing styles. The first (more common) way is to dress modern with vintage accents. The second way is  all out, full-on vintage, from your cat-eye glasses to your peep toe pumps, with a bullet … Continue reading

February 16, 2015
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Vintage Style On the Runway

Modern fashion is full of nods to the past. Here are some themes you might see at NY fashion week: Fit-and-flare. Sheath dresses. High waisted pants and shorts. Sweetheart necklines. Fishtail hems. Ladylike handbags. Tulle. A defined waist. Sounds like … Continue reading

February 13, 2015
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De-lovely Deco Necklace

Here is a beautiful piece from Winters Past, a twenties vintage necklace that frames the wearer in a pretty way. Lyrics are from the Cole Porter song It’s De-lovely. The night is young, the skies are clear And if you … Continue reading

February 12, 2015
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Forties Day Dresses

For today, lets look at some forties style day looks. We’ll talk about movie star glamor and high fashion outfits another time; right now the focus is on  pretty, wearable everyday clothes from that era. First: a day dress, tea dress … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
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Wearing Vintage, Looking Modern

I like how blogger and stylist Alexandria Geeter mixes vintage treasures with current trends on her site, Labels and Vintage. Geeter’s unique style is best shown in how she uses a statement vintage piece to add depth to each modern outfit. And here is why she loves vintage: … Continue reading

February 10, 2015
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Renovation Saga, Chapter 2

Every single feathered hat, every last rhinestone, every silk opera-length glove has been packed up and stored away. Here’s what the shop looks like now:

February 9, 2015
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Celluloid Tales

Here is a cool beaded necklace I have at the shop. The material is light, a yellowish ivory with nice irregular striations. It’s on a natural fiber cord with a barrel clasp. I’m pretty sure–almost completely sure–it’s celluloid, an early … Continue reading

February 6, 2015
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Shop Renovation Saga

So here’s what’s been happening at the shop: 1. I bought the entire inventory. 2. The landlord rented out 1/3 of the space to an acupuncturist. 3. I had to move everything out of the future acupuncturists office, so it … Continue reading

February 5, 2015
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Taxco Silver

There is quite a bit of silver jewelry marked Taxco. I have some in the shop, and wanted to explore more about the backstory of these Mexican pieces. I learned that silversmithing in Mexico is an ancient art; it has been … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
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Seventies Style

I’m swooning over this editorial on the blog My Daily Style featuring seventies influenced fashion: boots with short skirts, boots with jeans tucked in, lots of leather and suede, Native American necklaces (squash blossoms!), earth tones, fringe, a trench coat, … Continue reading