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.

Mail Order Memories-1955 Spring/Summer Spiegel Catalog (Part 1)

speigel catalog cover 1955

Am so very excited about my recent flea market finds.  I came across not one, but two,  Spiegel catalogs from 1955 and 1956.  I frequently find vintage fashion magazines to purchase,  but it’s pretty darn rare to find mail order catalogs in good condition and at bargain prices,  never mind two on the same day. Needless to say I was stoked!

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By | 2018-05-15T08:40:35-04:00 May 15th, 2018|Fashion|10 Comments

Fashion Trend Flashback-Spring 1969

Mainbocher maxi skirt over pants Spring 1969

While there are gazillions of articles out there on the hottest  fashion trends, I’m always interested in looking at what styles were in vogue decades ago. Not only do I often prefer the actual vintage styles, but I also like to refer to past looks for outfit ideas when shopping for new clothing. It never matters to me whether […]

By | 2018-04-12T12:49:05-04:00 April 9th, 2018|Fashion|6 Comments

The Marvelous Mod Prints of Mr. Dino Fashions

Mr Dino floral maxi dress

Believe it or not, Miami used to be quite the fashion mecca back in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Lots of fabulous sports and leisurewear was designed and manufactured there. It all started due to the city becoming a major tourist destination,resulting in an industry that catered to the resort crowd.  It also helped that there was a huge influx […]

By | 2018-03-02T08:59:10-04:00 February 26th, 2018|Fashion, Labels to Look For|18 Comments

Conversation Starters-50s and 60s Novelty Print Skirts

60s novelty print skirt

Today I’d like to share photos of some of my favorite vintage novelty print skirts from the 1950s and 60s.   Novelty prints are also referred to as conversational prints. And it’s pretty obvious why.   It’s guaranteed when wearing something in an eyecatching vintage novelty print  someone is bound to engage you or at least comment on it.  But please don’t fear trying them […]

By | 2018-02-16T10:50:43-04:00 February 13th, 2018|Fashion|12 Comments
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