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My Vintage Style-Jumpsuit Inspired by 1930s Beach Pajamas

By | 2017-06-27T10:20:11+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

 

30s inspired jumpsuit

One of the clothing items on my “vintage wish list” is an authentic pair of 1930s beach pajamas.  But they are pretty rare pricey which means I won’t have any hanging in my closet anytime soon! So when I spotted these in a small boutique in Marblehead Ma. recently I couldn’t resist.  They may not be the real thing, but they sure as heck […]

1930s Hollywood Style Non Traditional Wedding Looks

By | 2015-10-30T13:17:05+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Fashion|

For non-traditional brides who long for a dress that captures the glamorous styles of a bygone era, one of my favorite looks to recommend for classic sophistication are the fashions popularized by 1930s Hollywood.

During the 1930s Hollywood movies provided a means of a escape from the depressing realities of the Great Depression.  You could forget about your financial worries for a couple of hours while watching actors and actresses such as Clark Gable and Carole […]

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New Arrivals! Lace and Tulle Gowns with Glam 1930s Flair

By | 2015-03-19T13:45:00+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Fashion|

I absolutely adore the fashions from the 1930s. In the  1920s  the trend was toward a more loose fitting silhouette that reflected womens’ rebellion against the restrictive styles of the turn of the century. But when the 30s rolled around dresses became more form fitting with an emphasis on  the waistline and back.

Also, in the 1930s  designer Madliene Vionnet popularized the “bias cut”  with her sensual figure flattering gowns. Many of the glamorous silver screen […]

Pajamas to the Beach? Ladies in the 1930s did it in style!

By | 2014-09-08T08:36:15+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Fashion|

That’s right!  According to Voguepedia  beach pajamas were introduced by Coco Chanel in 1922.  Starting out as wide legged trousers for ladies to wear while yachting,  they made a natural transition to resort wear for shoreside or cruises.  These beach outfits consisted of jumpsuits or full pants worn with short sleeved or halter tops, accompanied at times by a bolero or jacket. Women wore these over swimwear for strolling the promenade or boardwalk

At first […]

Fashion and Surrealism-Schiaparelli Exhibit at the Dali Museum

By | 2018-01-26T21:13:10+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Fashion|

 

 

Schiaparelli lobster dress

Finally got around to editing the photos of my recent visit to the Schiaparelli fashion exhibit at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.  And let me tell you, it was a sight to behold! Even if you aren’t into Surrealism or abstract art of any kind, the incredible details of the clothing and the exquisite fabrics would still impress.

If you’ve never […]

Company’s Coming! Vintage Inspired Hostess Dressing

By | 2017-12-14T19:21:18+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

40s inspired lounging outfit

A 1940s lounging pajama set I own inspired me to put together an outfit that would be perfect for holiday parties at home. Knowing I’d be having friends and family stopping over for cocktails and appetizers, I wanted to look festive, but still be comfortable.

The set actually comes with black satin wide leg pants, which unfortunately don’t fit me. But luckily […]

Masters of Mesh-The History of Whiting and Davis

By | 2017-09-08T15:21:02+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Fashion|

Whiting and Davis History

On my shopping trip to Brimfield Antique Show this summer I came across a bunch of Whiting and Davis mesh bags sitting in the bottom of a box full of other vintage purses. The dealer offered me a great price for taking the lot. Since I’ve always been attracted to their shimmer and smooth, slinky, liquid metal feel, how could I […]

My Vintage Style-30s Inspired Dress for a Night Along Boston Harbor

By | 2017-08-08T08:42:04+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

Loco Lindo Rita Dress

One of my favorite things to do when in New England for the summer is hang out anywhere around Boston Harbor.   On a recent Wednesday evening my husband and I started with dinner in the North End, a neighborhood near the waterfront famous for it’s Italian restaurants, pastry shops, salumerias  and feasts (street festivals dedicated to different saints). Then finished […]

Visions of Supper Clubs Dance in My Head

By | 2016-12-07T10:21:48+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Golden Age of Supper Clubs

You know the kind of places I mean?  A nightspot like the ones that were popular from the 30s to the 60s where grownups went out for a night of fine dining and dancing.  Places where you could hear great jazz or big band music or the latest national singing sensation.   Places where you had to get dressed up or […]

How to Dress for a Tiki Party

By | 2016-07-20T11:13:56+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Events, Fashion|

How to dress for a tiki party

When it comes to themed events a  tiki party is definitely in the top 10 of fun theme parties to attend.

Polynesia and Tiki culture have held a fascination for the public since way back in the 1930s, when world traveler Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gant opened Don’s Beachcomber Cafe in Hollywood.

And the trend continued to grow  based on several factors,  […]

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