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

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+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Fashion|4 Comments

My Vintage Style-Casual Jazz Era Inspired Look


1940s wide leg pants outfit

In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I get a lot of inspiration for outfits by studying vintage fashion magazines or following fashion bloggers who incorporate vintage into their wardrobe. Another way I get inspiration is to collect online images of favorite vintage looks and save them on  Pinterest boards.

Polyvore used to be one of my favorite ways to create mood boards […]

By | 2018-06-21T09:37:58+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|10 Comments

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!

In […]

By | 2018-05-15T08:40:35+00:00 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+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Fashion|6 Comments
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