40s Inspired Floral Dress for Trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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 […]

By | 2020-07-21T11:29:31-04:00 July 14th, 2020|Fashion, My Vintage Style, Travel|8 Comments

My Vintage Style-A Colorful 1970s Caftan

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.” […]

By | 2020-06-18T08:43:36-04:00 June 15th, 2020|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

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|10 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
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