Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

May 13, 2018
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Wearing Vintage Statement Earrings in a Modern Way

This is Jenny Walton. She’s an illustrator, a fashion stylist and she’s a vintage earring savant. Behold: In fact, her take on vintage is absolutely on-point. She offers a fresh new way of combining eras, deftly pairing vintage with modern. … Continue reading

August 23, 2015
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SJP-Vintage Brooch Queen

I saw this little film clip about the return of the brooch. As far as Sarah Jessica Parker and I are concerned, it never went away. Let’s have a look at the always stylish SJP  for some tips: Here is … Continue reading

August 11, 2015
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Dainty Vintage Jewelry

Fashion is like a pendulum. It swings one direction as far as it can go then it heads back the opposite way. The rise on jeans dips lower and lower until…we get high waisted mom jeans. Skirts get shorter and tighter … Continue reading

July 10, 2015
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70’s Jewelry Trends

Today, I’m going on (and on!) about seventies costume jewelry. This is because I made up a display of seventies necklaces yesterday, which gave me some time to think about them, style-wise. Here’s what I came up with: The Seventies … Continue reading

June 24, 2015
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Art Deco, Egyptian Style

I found a wonderful brooch last week. It is round, bronze, and features some amazing cloisonné work. The image, a winged scarab beetle, is intricately rendered. This lead me to research the Art Deco Egyptian revival style. I learned that … Continue reading

June 5, 2015
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Vintage Earrings -Yes!

Vintage earrings. Talk about your statement pieces! This is where the playful and bold qualities of vintage jewelry really come together. I’ve got so many fun ones in the shop. There are  stones, sparkly rhinestones, beads, buttons, shoulder dusters, huge-huge-flowers, even a … 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: