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Crane Estate 1920s Style Picnic on the Lawn

By | 2014-08-08T13:11:53+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Events|

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So after my recent post on vintage picnics, I had a chance to put together one of my own!  Some friends and I recently attended the Second Annual 1920s Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma. The event is truly the “cat’s pajamas” with the majority of attendees dressed in clothing inspired […]

Dressing for 1920s Gatsby Themed Prom Night

By | 2014-06-06T08:59:06+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Fashion|

Not only are vintage themed weddings a growing trend, but vintage themed proms are  becoming very popular as well!  How fun for young ladies to dress up in a glamorous Old Hollywood Style for prom night.   It really does my little vintage loving heart good to see this, rather than some of the more “modern” prom fashions that leave so little to the imagination!  And our customer Jenny Pless Houser was kind enough to […]

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How to Dress for a 1920s Themed Wedding

By | 2014-05-09T09:12:38+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Fashion|

Vintage themed weddings are a hot trend.  And why not?  Picking a favorite decade to  plan your special day around adds a whole new element of fun to the celebration.  And recently, due to the popularity of shows like Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey and the movie remake of the Great Gatsby, the Roaring Twenties has been on the minds of many brides to be.

The 1920s represent an era of decadence, glamour and liberation for […]

Behind the Scenes Video-The Blue Velvet Vintage 1920s Gatsby Fashion Shoot

By | 2013-11-15T19:29:40+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Fashion|

We recently did a 1920s Gatsby inspired photo shoot with the amazing Janette Valentine of Terribly Girly Photography in Miami.  Beautiful models and fabulous 20s style dresses paired with one of the best pinup photographers in South Florida! I am so excited to see the finished product!  But until then,  here’s a behind the scenes video of Janette and her talented team working their magic,  starring our favorite flapper and Gatsby style dresses.  Enjoy […]

1920s Lawn Party and All that Jazz-Crane Estate, Ipswich Mass

By | 2013-11-15T19:29:41+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Events, Fashion|

This past Sunday I made my way up to the Crane Estate on Castle Hill in Ispwich, Mass to attend a 1920s Lawn Party put on by Boston Swing Central.  First let me say, this was, without a doubt, one of the most fun events I’ve ever attended. And I attend a lot of vintage themed events!

The venue was spectacular, being as it was held on the grounds of this historic seaside estate.  […]

Style Tips-1920s Art Deco Wedding Fashions

By | 2013-11-15T19:30:06+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Fashion|

Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, The Artist and the Great Gatsby have exposed  a whole new generation to the sophistication and glamour of the 1920s. So  it’s no surprise more and more brides are jumping on the bandwagon and planning high style art deco weddings.  Because  Roaring Twenties fashions have such a romantic, feminine flair, with their floaty handkerchief hems,  dropped waistlines, long strands of pearls, beaded details,  and statement making hair accessories and hats,  they […]

More 1920s Inspired Gatsby Glamour at Blue Velvet Vintage

By | 2013-11-15T19:30:06+00:00 May 16th, 2013|Fashion|

Got a Great Gatsby party of Art Deco wedding to attend?   Just arrived, these flirty 20s inspired cocktail dresses that are perfect for a Jazz Era event.  A classic look that’s  also on trend right now.  Just add ropes of pearls, long gloves, a cloche hat or feather headband, beaded purse and  Mary Jane  heels and head on out to your favorite speakeasy for a night of charleston dancing and chugging the bootleg […]

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Happy Customer Dressed for a 1920s Wedding

By | 2013-11-15T19:30:06+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Fashion|

Check out this swanky photo of Blue Velvet Vintage customer, Karla, wearing one of our  beaded flapper style dresses as the bridesmaid in her best friend’s 20s themed wedding.  Karla’s husband also got into the spirit looking quite dapper in his 1920s vintage suit and bow tie. Looks like he just stepped out of an episode of Boardwalk Empire.  Nucky Thompson’s got nothing on this guy!

Karla told us, “[…]

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