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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 6, 2017
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Sleek Seventies Style

The 1970’s are the Sybil of fashion eras. In case you’ve somehow forgotten, Sybil was a compellingly cheesy 1976 made-for-TV movie starring Sally Field as a character with multiple personalities. Like Sybil, the 70’s had so many faces: it was … Continue reading

October 31, 2017
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The Secret Life of Clothes, Part 2

Here is the next installment of  a little series I’m writing about the backstory of  vintage pieces in my shop. The phone call that started me on this treasure hunt came from a young couple who had purchased a ramshackle farmhouse, … Continue reading

October 19, 2017
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Vintage Mexican Silver

Are you familiar with the vintage Mexican silver jewelry from the town of Taxco?  It’s got a great  Deco-meets-Aztec style done with gorgeous craftsmanship.  Sometimes you see it with geometric designs but more often it’s got mythological animals, astrological symbols, … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
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Wear a Vintage Beaded Necklace

When I was a kid, there was a candy store next to my elementary school. Let that sink in: a candy store. Next to my elementary school. As you can imagine, this was incredibly thrilling stuff. It was a fabulous … Continue reading

September 1, 2017
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Ladies, Wear a Vintage Men’s Fedora

Today, I give you the next installment in our series on how to wear a vintage hat without feeling like a total dork, and not a moment too soon. Get ready, because we’re taking back the fedora. You know that … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
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Style Inspiration with a Dash of Vintage

The internet. It’s either the  great democratic equalizer, giving everyone a voice, or its the death of civilization as we know it. From a personal style perspective (and from the standpoint of this blog, the entire world comes down to … Continue reading

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

August 6, 2017
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Wear a Scarf like Grace Kelly

Want a touch of retro glamor in about 10 seconds flat? Emulate Grace Kelly in a headscarf  and you, too, can look like movie star in the south of France even when you’re heading to Publix to pick up 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