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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

August 12, 2017
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Fall Fashion, Inspired By Vintage Styles

If you were to closely watch the pendulum of fashion, you’d get very dizzy. Modern designers continually draw from the well of the past, dipping into styles of previous decades and combining them with a modern twist. It’s enough to … 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

July 8, 2017
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How About a Vintage Clutch Bag for Daytime?

The world is an anxiety provoking place. People (and by that I mean me) seem a bit on edge lately. It’s calming to focus on enjoying some small, pleasing things that are within our control. This thought process led me … Continue reading

January 30, 2017
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Find Your Best Fashion Era

One of the benefits of wearing vintage is that you can choose the clothing era that best suits your body and your style. With that in mind, I am attempting to create a master chart to help customers pinpoint the … Continue reading

December 1, 2016
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In Style for a Century: The Little Black Dress

Nearly 100 years ago, Coco Chanel created an idea that became  emblematic of Gallic chic: the Little Black Dress, or LBD. It was inspired by widows’ mourning dresses, worn by Edith Piaf as she sang about love and loss and remains a … 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

October 16, 2015
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How to Wear a Vintage Brooch

Writing this post is making me think about the book Green Eggs and Ham as if  it were written about vintage brooches: I would wear one on a boat! I would wear one with a goat. And in a car. And in a tree. They … Continue reading

September 1, 2015
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Cool Girls in Seventies Dresses

From a fashion magazine perspective, the seventies were a wild ride. There were prairie dresses one day and spandex disco jumpsuits the next. What women wore everyday, however, was much more streamlined and practical. The decade brought some very  stylish and easy to wear dresses … 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