Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 13, 2017
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Wear Three Brooches

Did you ever notice how many song titles feature the number three? Like these: Gimme Three Steps,Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray and Knock Three Times. I bet you can think of at least three more. Three of anything has a … Continue reading

July 29, 2017
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Alternative Fashion: 200 Years of Tribal Ethnic Style

Fringe, turbans, caftans, long dangly ear rings: it’s “hippie” style and it started in the 60’s, right? Not exactly. It’s bohemian style and its been around for a while. Here are some archival photos from the late 1800’s: Before we … Continue reading

April 11, 2017
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Vintage Secretary Blouses

Fashion has reached the point in its current cycle where showing lots of skin has become banal. So now the pendulum is swinging the other way. Covered up is cutting edge. Ladylike is the new sexy. What’s more covered up and … Continue reading

January 13, 2016
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Fashion Basics, French Style

For a complex constellation of reasons, French ladies have that whole  cool girl, classic-meets-quirky style thing down. So in this era of lists, I give you this simplified approach to French style: the Magnificent Seven basics that define one kind of … Continue reading

March 20, 2015
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The Seventies, Again

Here’s an article in The Times that really encapsulates 70’s style. The 70’s were a big aesthetic mash-up. There were menswear-inspired suits, coats and hats for ladies.  There was the hippie, bohemian, Ladies-of-the-Canyon vibe. And there was this sense of decadence. Some aspect of 70’s style … Continue reading

March 10, 2015
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Vintage Shoes

Here’s a little sneak peek into the vintage shoe section of the shop:

March 9, 2015
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Accessory Mavin Iris Apfel

Today, I’m thinking about 93 year old fashion inspiration Iris Apfel. You’ve seen her: big round glasses, tons of jewelry, always looks like she’s having more fun than three 30 year olds  combined. Iris was born in  Astoria, Queens  in 1921, … Continue reading