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.

70s Inspired Boho Print Dress and Martha’s Vineyard Trip

bohemian print maxi dress

Recently I spent a weekend visiting friends on Martha’s Vineyard. Their lovely home is in the quaint harbor town of Vineyard Haven, where ferries come and go all day, shuttling hordes of tourists to and from the island.

Even though the weather remained cloudy for most of my time there, at least it never rained. And the island is still beautiful, even when […]

By | 2018-08-28T08:09:05-04:00 August 26th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

My Vintage Inspired Beach Pajamas and the 2018 Roaring 20s Lawn Party

Beach Pajamas outfit for Roaring 20s Lawn Party

Time for another yearly post about the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party held at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Ma.  This is one of my favorite vintage themed events that I attend. It’s a weekend affair with tons of activities,  beach parties, great bands playing jazz era music, dancing, charleston lessons, picnics, vendors selling all kinds of vintage goodies, […]

By | 2018-08-14T09:27:19-04:00 August 8th, 2018|Events, My Vintage Style|14 Comments

What Kinds of Stockings 1920s Flappers Really Wore

Holeproof Hosiery ad

You’ve seen it dozens of times at costume parties and maybe even wore them yourself for a 1920s costume.  I know I have. But the real flappers of the Roaring Twenties did not wear black fishnet stockings with their dresses.  Nor did any other women back then. As a matter of fact, the only women in the 20s who wore black fishnets […]

By | 2018-07-26T09:08:04-04:00 July 26th, 2018|Fashion|4 Comments

The Streamline Moderne Style of the 1930s Portrayed in Fashion Illustration

 

Bias cut dresses-McCalls fashion illustration 1935On a recent flea market shopping trip I  picked up a few McCall’s magazines from the 1930s.  Inside were pages of stunning fashion illustrations that captured the essense of the Art Deco design aesthetic of that era, which was referred to as Art Moderne or Streamline Moderne.

The  earlier 1920s Art Deco style characteristics were geometric with emphasis on the vertical […]

By | 2018-07-06T08:53:26-04:00 July 6th, 2018|Fashion|4 Comments
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