Theresa

About Theresa

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.

Greta Plattry-Vintage Label to Look For

Greta Plattry fashions 1959

 

Every now and then I like to do a post featuring a lesser known vintage clothing label. When it comes to collecting and/or wearing vintage fashions there are many designers and manufacturers that don’t garner the attention of the big name designers, yet they produced some beautiful garments.  It’s always good to be on the lookout for more obscure names like […]

By | 2019-01-31T16:11:44-04:00 January 31st, 2019|Fashion, Labels to Look For|2 Comments

10 Retro Christmas Gift Ideas from Indie Businesses

retro christmas gift ideas

Now that the  holidays are upon us,  many people go into a frenzy trying to find the perfect something for friends and family.  Shopping the big box stores, either in person or online,  usually turns up uninspiring choices of the same old stuff. Being a small business owner,  I prefer to support “mom and pop” stores when I can,  and encourage […]

By | 2018-12-09T16:44:05-04:00 December 9th, 2018|Gift Ideas, Nostalgia|3 Comments

Pattern Mixing-Leopard and Lace

1960s faux leopard coat

My winter outfit choices are limited as I have lived in Florida for many years.  But now that I spend several months in New England, including the late fall,  I had to come up with creative ways to stretch what I do have. Now that I’ve opened my mind to it, I found that mixing patterns can be a great way to […]

By | 2018-11-20T09:49:03-04:00 November 19th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|12 Comments

Lady Duff Gordon-Revolutionary Fashion Designer of the Edwardian Era

Lady Duff Gordon

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 Most people nowadays are not familiar with Lady Duff Gordon, aka Lucile, the British based dressmaker  and designer who revolutionized fashion in the Edwardian age. I just finished the autobiography of her fascinating life which prompted this post about her .  Written in 1932 it details her childhood, her disastrous first marriage to  James Stuart Wallace, her second to Scottish […]

By | 2018-11-20T10:08:13-04:00 November 12th, 2018|Fashion, Memorable people|4 Comments

10 DIY Gothic Inspired Halloween Craft Ideas

Gothic inspired Halloween craft ideas

One of my favorite series, Penny Dreadful, got me all excited to do a Halloween decoration tutorial inspired by gothic horror. Unfortunately, I came down with a miserable  cold and have had to lay low for the past week, which put a damper on my crafting attempts.

But I did the second best thing and rounded up a list of 10 DIY […]

By | 2018-10-30T12:21:05-04:00 October 29th, 2018|Crafts/DIY|2 Comments
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