Vintage Label to Look For-Don Luis de Espana

Don Luis de Espana is a vintage clothing label I discovered several years ago. I was on one of my many hunts for vintage when a 70s jersey knit maxi dress in an amazing abstract sea life print caught my eye. Upon closer inspection I discovered the label. I bought the dress and when I got it home began to research the name.

Unfortunately there was not a lot […]

By | 2019-07-08T11:23:21-04:00 July 1st, 2019|Labels to Look For|0 Comments

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
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