Interview with Trixie Lane of Old School Pinups Photography

Ever fantasize about what it would be like to get primped, pampered and dolled up to look like a vintage calender girl? Well, Trixie Lane and Lance Wagner, of Old School Pinups Photography Studio in Seattle, are experts  in helping women of all ages, shapes and sizes channel their inner Betty Grable.

With Lance’s 30 years of professional photography experience and Trixie’s background in cabaret and burlesque, they are the dynamic duo of  the retro […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:07:32-04:00 March 4th, 2011|Gift Ideas, Nostalgia|2 Comments

The Nostalgic Appeal of Vintage Gift Sets

During the holiday season you’re bound to see mountains of  gift sets displayed at every department store.   Delicious combinations of fragrances, bath products and beauty creams make for the perfect present of pampering.   Though the  packaging tends to be colorful, feminine and glitzy,  most of them don’t entice me to buy.  But that’s because I much prefer the look of packaging from the past!  I just can’t resist any beauty product that’s boxed up to […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:08:01-04:00 December 7th, 2010|Gift Ideas, Nostalgia|Comments Off on The Nostalgic Appeal of Vintage Gift Sets

Retro Easter Owl Mugs

Move over Easter Bunny, the Easter Owl is coming to town! The folks at Rock Scissor Paper are now offering the cutest limited edition retro mugs. Their  signature  kitschy 70’s Groovy Owl Mug has been redesigned especially for Easter and is available in three delicious  jelly bean colors.   An adorable gift for nostalgia lovers.

Available only through April 4 and they even come filled with Easter candy!

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By | 2014-02-17T09:08:53-04:00 March 29th, 2010|Gift Ideas|Comments Off on Retro Easter Owl Mugs

Vintage Style Shoes from

Just got my latest newsletter from and they’ve got some fab new styles of  Aris Allen dance shoes.  I already own several pairs in some of their other styles, so I can attest to their quality.

I’m totally smitten with these 1930s inspired T straps.  They also come in white and black, with a choice of either a synthetic or suede sole. Very reasonably priced at $74.95.

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By | 2014-02-17T09:08:54-04:00 February 22nd, 2010|Fashion, Gift Ideas|3 Comments

Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas Contest

Attention all retro glamour gals, classy dames and pinup dolls!  Want a chance to win some killer prizes this holiday season, including a $100 gift certificate from Blue Velvet Vintage?   The super stylish Candice DeVille, who is the genius behind the fabulously entertaining Super Kawaii Mama blog,  is running a contest where entrants must write  how they’d create the perfect vintage Christmas.  The lucky winner gets a vintage prize pack of gift vouchers […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:15-04:00 November 17th, 2009|Fashion, Gift Ideas|1 Comment
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