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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 8, 2019
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Vintage Bed Jackets

Today’s vintage musings are about a type of lingerie one rarely sees in modern form: the bed jacket. Think, if you will, of those 1930s Hollywood films featuring glamorous ladies lounging languorously in silken bedrooms. They’re wearing bed jackets, pretty … Continue reading

October 19, 2019
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We All Shine On!

I’ve thought about the pendulum of fashion before, about how styles return cyclicly but with a new twist each time. 1940s shoulder pads came back in the 80’s, albeit in an exaggerated fashion. Waistlines on jeans have gone from low … Continue reading

September 6, 2019
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Designer Spotlight: Lilli Ann

Picture the classic Film Noir dame, as played by a mysterious and gorgeous move star like Lana Turner, Veronica Lake or Barbara Stanwyck. What’s she wearing? Maybe something like this: Or this: All of these crisply tailored garments with fantastic … Continue reading

August 21, 2019
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1920s: Opulent Androgeny

Today’s vintage inspiration comes from Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell. She dresses in authentic 1920s clothing all day, every day, even while on archeological digs. Why the 20’s? Well, King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1922, sparking a craze for exotic, … Continue reading

July 20, 2019
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Learning More About Vintage

Modern media can lead to a bad case of information overload. But -silver lining!- it’s great if you have a niche interest you want to explore, such as vintage fashion. There’s so much out there! Here are a few places … Continue reading

June 25, 2019
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Vintage Aloha Dresses

Happy Solstice! We have reached peak mugginess here in Florida. Some call it summer but I prefer to call it Vintage Hawaiian Dress season. Theses exotic frocks were designed to keep you cool-and keep you looking cool- during the hottest … Continue reading

May 27, 2019
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70s Does 40s: Fashion echoes

What comes around goes around. Everything old is new again. The pendulum swings back and forth. It’s deja vu all over again. Fashion-like everything else in a culture- is cyclical. I’ve talked about “fashion echoes” before, where the styles of … Continue reading

May 2, 2019
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Vintage Prom Dresses

I recently read an article about people in other countries having “American” themed parties in which they tailgate and drink beer from red Solo cups. Apparently these cups are hard to come by outside the US but they show up … Continue reading