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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

Vintage Country Classic Looks for Fall

1970s floral velvet midi skirt outfit

When I put these fall outfits together I was envisioning romantic and classic. Something that would be appropriate for a weekend at the country estate, if I owned one! Think Ralph Lauren meets Laura Ashley.

The style originated centuries ago in England, popularized by the British aristocracy. When travelling to their rural homes they required a totally different wardrobe than […]

By | 2019-11-29T10:08:04-04:00 November 21st, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 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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