Thinking Spring+Channeling the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Where to begin? For the last few months I’ve packed and/or purged the contents of my  Florida home, which included a large addition that housed my vintage business of 16 years. This has been the culmination of my downsizing/semi retirement plan my husband and I have been working towards for a couple of years now. What we didn’t plan on is that we would sell […]

By | 2020-05-22T08:50:21-04:00 May 16th, 2020|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

Dorian Leigh-America’s First Supermodel

Revlon Fire and Ice Ad

Originally I was going to do a post inspired by one of my  favorite vintage ads,  Fire and Ice lipstick and nail polish by Revlon.  Back in 1952  their brilliant ad campaign  depicted women as independent, adventurous,  willing to take chances.  Women who wore makeup for themselves, not to please men. Believe it or not, back in the early 50s […]

By | 2020-03-02T09:26:55-04:00 March 2nd, 2020|Fashion, Memorable people|1 Comment

The Magazine for Women Who Work-Charm-January 1955

Charm Magazine  started publishing in the 1940s, but gained popularity in the 1950s as being “the magazine for women who work.” Back then most fashion magazines were geared toward homemakers , young adult women or the affluent, Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen or Vogue.

The creators of Charm realized there was a  need for a magazine that addressed the needs of career women, a demographic that […]

By | 2020-01-22T13:59:49-04:00 January 22nd, 2020|Fashion|3 Comments

Holiday Elegance-1930s Burgundy Velvet Hostess Gown

1930s burgundy velvet hostess dress

Melanie Garbo Byrnes, owner of Vintage Diversity in Fort Lauderdale, and a long time vintage loving friend of mine, recently gifted me this wonderful 1930s silk velvet hostess gown. Despite it needing some TLC, I knew I could repair this beauty so that I could wear it just in time for some holiday entertaining.

I had to carefully hand stitch […]

By | 2019-12-23T12:26:34-04:00 December 23rd, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|6 Comments
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