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.

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

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
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