My Vintage Style- 50s Seashell Print Skirt + Historic House by the Sea


On a recent day trip my husband, Andrew,  and I visited Beauport, the magnificent Sleeper-McCann house in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  I love to tour historic buildings and Beauport is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Literally built out onto the rocks, it was originally the summer residence of Henry Davis Sleeper, a well known interior designer.  Henry, along with architect Halfden Hansen, began building in […]

By | 2016-09-01T11:27:23-04:00 August 29th, 2016|My Vintage Style, Travel|14 Comments

My Vintage Style- 1950s Sealife Print Circle Skirt


Vintage novelty prints are one of my fashion addictions.  And I’m especially attracted to anything that has to do with the ocean. I guess it has to do with the fact that I’ve always lived close to the sea and spent many years working in the yachting industry. And, yes, it was very much like the tv series Below Deck.  If you’ve never seen it,  […]

By | 2016-06-07T10:11:13-04:00 June 7th, 2016|My Vintage Style|8 Comments

How to Dress in Feminine 50s Style for a Late Summer Garden Wedding

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Contemporary brides are increasingly being enticed by the late summer garden as a preferred venue for their special day. Emerald lawns, balmy breezes and classic blossoms create a dreamy sense of nostalgia and romance, the perfect setting for unapologetic feminine style if ever there was one. The fashions of the 1950s and early 60s, celebrated the glory of femininity […]

By | 2014-08-21T08:37:10-04:00 August 21st, 2014|Fashion|2 Comments

Fabulous Find-Unique 1950s White Shaheen Sarong Dress

Collectors of vintage Hawaiiana and/or 1950s  clothing  are familiar with the master screenprinter and designer, Alfred Shaheen.  His earlier tropical fashions are coveted worldwide for their beautiful prints, distinctive design details and stylish silhouettes.  Recently I was fortunate to acquire this unique 50s white sarong dress by Shaheen  with a very cool contrasting border print.   From the fabulous bodice with his signature diagonal flap, halter strap and sexy wrap skirt with polynesian print hem,  […]

By | 2013-11-15T19:29:41-04:00 June 28th, 2013|Fashion|2 Comments

Nautical Fashions 1957

Ladylike nautical inspired resort fashions from 1957. Taken at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Richard Rutledge photographer.  Though the pix are in B&W, the clothing is navy and white, a classic color combination for summer, no matter what decade!

The white linen sheath dress  by Mr. Mort is topped by a navy blue  Heller worsted jersey sailor jacket. Hat by Madcaps. White opera pumps by Julianelli


By | 2013-11-15T19:31:37-04:00 July 9th, 2012|Fashion|2 Comments
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