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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

April 28, 2015
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Vintage Color Photos

Because of the way old photos look, we think of the past in muted sepia tones. We picture the people in awkward poses, smiling stiffly. Here are color photos that shake up that image of the past. They are rare color … Continue reading

April 27, 2015
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Shop Photos

Here are some pix from the photo shoot at the shop:

April 23, 2015
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Vintage Jewelry, Modern Style

Here is some inspiration about how to wear vintage jewelry in a modern way, from the website Sweet and Spark:

April 22, 2015
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Vintage Necklaces

Here are two very old necklaces, and a few modern ideas about how to wear them: Try one with a collared blouse, buttoned all the way up to the top, with your necklace under the collar. Wear it with a very casual … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
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Vintage French Photos

I came across a book of wonderful French photographs from the 20’s and early ’30’s.  The book is a collection of photography by Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986). Lartigue photographed France’s elite at leisure; his lens captured high-society couples at play in Biarritz … Continue reading

April 19, 2015
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Vera Scarves

Have you seen Vera scarves? They are little works of mid-century art on a cloth square. Textile designer and entrepreneur Vera Neuman (1907-1993) was a master colorist with a great graphic style. She started turning her artwork into scarves  in … Continue reading

April 17, 2015
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Winters Past Article

The Ocala Star Banner wrote a piece on the shop that’s in today’s paper. They also made a little video, which you can see right here.  I talked a lot (seriously, a lot) about craftsmanship as a reason to appreciate vintage clothing. … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
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They’re Back: Mom Jeans!

Recently I came across two pairs of 80’s Bongo brand shorts, one in neon orange and one in neon pink. They have those funny paper bag  waists that sort of scrunch out above the belt. They made me laugh (full … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
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Aurora Borealis

You know those super sparkly vintage brooches and pins, the ones that make rainbows? They are called Aurora Borealis, a name that refers to a special finish  applied to rhinestones and beads  to make them more radiant. In the mid … Continue reading

April 13, 2015
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The Flapper Era, Again

Last night, I watched the 1990 Coen brothers film Millers Crossing. It’s a Prohibition-era gangster movie set in the 1920’s as viewed through the lens of the late 80’s. The actress Marcia Gay Harden plays Verna, the love interest of … Continue reading