Originally I was going to do a post inspired by one of my favorite vintage ads, Fire and Ice lipstick and nail polish by Revlon. Back in 1952 their brilliant ad campaign depicted women as independent, adventurous, willing to take chances. Women who wore makeup for themselves, not to please men. Believe it or not, back in the early 50s […]
Charm Magazine started publishing in the 1940s, but gained popularity in the 1950s as being “the magazine for women who work.” Back then most fashion magazines were geared toward homemakers , young adult women or the affluent, Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen or Vogue.
The creators of Charm realized there was a need for a magazine that addressed the needs of career women, a demographic that […]
Heading into the Roaring 20s 2.0, I thought I’d feature New Year’s photos from the last 20s decade.
The 1920s epitomized the decade of “girls just want to have fun!”
A New Year’s Eve house party […]
Melanie Garbo Byrnes, owner of Vintage Diversity in Fort Lauderdale, and a long time vintage loving friend of mine, recently gifted me this wonderful 1930s silk velvet hostess gown. Despite it needing some TLC, I knew I could repair this beauty so that I could wear it just in time for some holiday entertaining.
I had to carefully hand stitch […]
This year my fall foliage trip included a stop in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. We visited Lenox, a town known for Tanglewood, the beautiful music venue where the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays during the summer season. It is also home to many “gilded age” mansions, as the Berkshires used to be a resort destination for the ultra wealthy at the turn of the century. […]