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

Glamorous Fashions of the Will Steinman Dress Company

Will Steinman dress 1953 Will Steinman dress 1953

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 […]

By | 2019-02-22T11:23:16-04:00 February 22nd, 2019|Fashion, Labels to Look For|3 Comments
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