Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

May 19, 2015
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Something Blue

Clip on ear rings, especially those  sparkly vintage rhinestone confections, are so great  for weddings. If they are blue, all the better. I have so many of them in the shop; a bride and all her maids can all find … 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:

April 30, 2015
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Vintage Prom Dresses

Does the phrase “vintage prom dress” make you think of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink? Or maybe these cute Tavi Gevenson/ Rookie   girls: Good images, these, but here’s another option: wearing vintage in a very modern way. I like the look … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
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A Glimpse of Stocking

Yesterday I got a small package in the mail at the shop. It was postmarked Ocala, just 15 minutes away. Inside were these beautiful unworn vintage silk stockings. Lovely.

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