Back in April I had a CAT-astrophe where I broke one of my fingers while trying to get my fearful feline into his carrier to go on my road trip heading north. Elvis hates riding in the car and tried to run away from me. When I went to chase after the unruly critter, I tripped and fell. I’m pretty sure I […]
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 […]
Browsing through an issue of a March 1969 issue of McCall’s magazine I came upon this Hallmark ad for paper fashions and matching paper party goods. I don’t remember these. Guess I was too young. But I was intrigued by the idea and needed to find out more. They certainly seemed far more interesting than those drafty get ups they force […]
This is another post on vintage labels to keep an eye out for. The Will Steinman dress company specialized in wedding, debutante and party dresses in the 50s and 60s.
They were known for their attention to detail and fine workmanship. I’ve only come across a handful in my 15 years of selling vintage clothing. But every one […]
Every now and then I like to do a post featuring a lesser known vintage clothing label. When it comes to collecting and/or wearing vintage fashions there are many designers and manufacturers that don’t garner the attention of the big name designers, yet they produced some beautiful garments. It’s always good to be on the lookout for more obscure names like […]