Parasol Trend-How to Shun the Sun in Vintage Style

 

Ubiquitous at vintage themed outdoor events,  parasols are the perfect accessory for protecting yourself from the scorching rays of the sun, while complementing any period outfit from the Victorian era through the 1950s.

But this throwback accessory is now gaining popularity beyond the alternative fashion market. While out and about this summer I’ve definitely noticed more women carrying them on the street.  And, why not? […]

By | 2019-07-23T08:00:33-04:00 July 22nd, 2019|Fashion|6 Comments

Vintage Label to Look For-Don Luis de Espana

Don Luis de Espana is a vintage clothing label I discovered several years ago. I was on one of my many hunts for vintage when a 70s jersey knit maxi dress in an amazing abstract sea life print caught my eye. Upon closer inspection I discovered the label. I bought the dress and when I got it home began to research the name.

Unfortunately there was not a lot […]

By | 2019-07-08T11:23:21-04:00 July 1st, 2019|Labels to Look For|0 Comments

Alix of Miami- Maker of Glamorous Mid Century Resort Wear

Back in the 50s and 60s Miami was America’s top vacation hot spot. A booming post WWII economy meant more people could afford to travel and Florida’s warm weather and beautiful beaches were a huge draw. Known as “America’s Riviera”, Miami attracted wealthy jet setters and celebrities, like Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. There were swanky supper clubs where big bands played and […]

By | 2019-06-17T14:32:45-04:00 June 17th, 2019|Labels to Look For|2 Comments

How to Style a Classic Shirtwaist Dress

1960s cotton print shirtwaist dress

In her Wall Street Journal article on the shirtdress, fashion writer, Nancy McDonnell quotes a June 1938 Vogue magazine article that declared the shirtwaist dress “an American institution” and suggested one should be sealed in a time capsule “for the purpose of enlightening future civilizations about our own.”

And I totally agree! This fashion classic has been around for quite a […]

By | 2019-04-09T14:18:54-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments
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