Vintage fashion articles covering period looks, fashion history and style tips.

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

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

Vintage Velvet for Quebec City Trip

70s floral velvet skirt

For this year’s fall foliage road trip my husband wanted to include a few nights in Quebec City, since neither of us had ever been.  I was totally on board, since many of my friends had raved about how beautiful it was how yummy the food was. Instead of trying to make the trip in one day, which would have been about […]

By | 2018-10-26T09:39:36-04:00 October 14th, 2018|Fashion, Travel|6 Comments
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