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