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.

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Revlon Fire and Ice Ad

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 […]

By | 2020-03-02T09:26:55-04:00 March 2nd, 2020|Fashion, Memorable people|1 Comment

The Magazine for Women Who Work-Charm-January 1955

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 […]

By | 2020-01-22T13:59:49-04:00 January 22nd, 2020|Fashion|3 Comments

Holiday Elegance-1930s Burgundy Velvet Hostess Gown

1930s burgundy velvet hostess dress

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 […]

By | 2019-12-23T12:26:34-04:00 December 23rd, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|6 Comments

Mixed Print Outfit for a Tour of Haunted Gilded Age Mansion

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. […]

By | 2019-11-08T08:37:50-04:00 October 30th, 2019|Fashion, Travel|6 Comments
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