To stave off COVID Cabin Fever my husband and I have been trying to visit as many outdoor places as possible where it is easy to socially distance. Our latest jaunt involved a road trip to Boothbay Harbor, a picturesque coastal town in the state of Maine. We have friends in the area we wanted to visit, plus we wanted to tour the […]
It’s really easy to fall into a rut of just sitting in PJ’s all day long or throwing on a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt because we’ve all been staying home a lot more lately. But there is another option. How about a comfy caftan? In 1966 Vogue editor, Diane Vreeland, introduced caftans to her readers, claiming they were “fashionable for the beautiful people.” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]