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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

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

January 22, 2017
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Embracing the Eighties

Is there any decade easier to mock, sartorially speaking, than the eighties? It’s  legacy is a sort of fashion punch line. I get it. MC Hammer pants,  Lycra unitards, acid wash denim, pretty much anything worn by Joan Collins can come as … Continue reading

January 7, 2017
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The Golden Age of Nightgowns: Vintage Peignors

Today,  let’s talk about those frivolous, silky, see-through vintage gown and robe sets that makes women feel like a silver screen queens. Specifically, lets look at some peignoir sets. When the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age “slipped into something more comfortable” … Continue reading

December 9, 2016
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Vintage Pearls, Modern Style

Do you remember when Sharon Stone wore a white men’s button down Gap  shirt with a long evening skirt to the Oscars? If this doesn’t ring a bell, go ahead and Google it. OK, didn’t that look fresh and new? 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

November 19, 2016
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Eighties Cocktail Dresses, A Study in Wonderful Excess

Ahh, eighties evening wear. It’s all about overconsumption and extravagance. It’s got maximal glamor, over the top details, oversized shoulder pads and extreme bedazzling. There are studs, sequins, beads and flowers. And ruching! Pleats! Rhinestones! Bows! Dropped waists! Asymetrical hemlines! … Continue reading

November 2, 2016
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Vintage Fashion’s Rock and Roll Roots

Here is a question for you: when did people start to wear vintage clothes as a fashion choice? As far as I can tell, it was in London in 1965. when musicians started shopping the Portobello Rd flea market for exotic, romantic older … Continue reading

October 21, 2016
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Rhoda Morgenstern is my Spirit Animal

How many TV sitcom “best friend” characters can you name? Now, how many of them are as memorable, stylish and interesting as the big name? Here’s my pick: Rhoda Morgenstern, Mary Tyler Moore’s cool, funky upstairs neighbor. Mary and Rhoda epitomized … Continue reading

October 16, 2016
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How to Wear a Vintage Pillbox Hat

Now that you’ve mastered the beret, it’s time to move on to the second most wearable hat on the planet: the pillbox.  A nice pillbox is really no scarier than a  beret.  It’s very classic in a true-to-vintage way,  but it’s also … Continue reading