Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

October 6, 2017
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Alexa Chung Wears Vintage

You know the phrase It Girl?  Our friends over at Wikipedia say  it’s slang for a singularly stylish young woman who is sexy without flaunting her sexuality. British TV host Alexa Chung has got “it”. She has a wonderfully self-defined, personal, … Continue reading

March 17, 2017
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1950’s Silhouettes (& Wearing 1980’s as 1950’s)

The 1950’s fashion era is perennially popular because of it’s womanly appeal. There are two main iconic silhouettes in 50s fashion – the cinched waist with full skirt that emphasizes the waist and the slim fitting pencil skirt that emphasizes the … Continue reading

February 23, 2017
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How to Wear a Vintage Brooch (again)

I believe we’ve had this conversation before. I mean, the one where I’m gently encouraging you to wear a vintage brooch. I say something like, it’s a fun statement piece! Wear one or a grouping! How about on a jean … Continue reading

November 2, 2016
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Vintage Fashion’s Rock and Roll Roots

Here is a question for you: when did people start to wear vintage clothes as a fashion choice? As far as I can tell, it was in London in 1965. when musicians started shopping the Portobello Rd flea market for exotic, romantic older … Continue reading

October 16, 2016
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How to Wear a Vintage Pillbox Hat

Now that you’ve mastered the beret, it’s time to move on to the second most wearable hat on the planet: the pillbox.  A nice pillbox is really no scarier than a  beret.  It’s very classic in a true-to-vintage way,  but it’s also … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
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Vintage Clip Earrings

Before the 1970’s, most American women didn’t have pierced ears. Consequently, most of the vintage earnings I have are non-pierced. Here is a little secret: clip earrings from the 50’s to the 80’s are amazing!  I have a ton of them … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
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Researching a Vintage Label

I bought this great looking fifties skirt last week. The label reads Martha Sleeper, Made in Puerto Rico and  it made me curious. I used the on-line label database at the Vintage Fashion Guild website to do some sleuthing. Turns out Martha … Continue reading

April 20, 2016
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Retro Hair & Makeup

Have you ever notices how nice and how polite Canadians are? It’s true! Quite a few Canadians have visited my shop and they are- broadly generalizing here -just so nice. One of my favorite Canadians (by way of Miami) 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 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