Originally I was going to do a post inspired by one of my favorite vintage ads, Fire and Ice lipstick and nail polish by Revlon. Back in 1952 their brilliant ad campaign depicted women as independent, adventurous, willing to take chances. Women who wore makeup for themselves, not to please men. Believe it or not, back in the early 50s […]
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 […]
Though my blog usually focuses on vintage fashion topics, today I wanted to veer away from the subject a bit to tell you about a charity that provides free gowns to high school girls who are not able to attend prom because their family financial circumstances make it impossible to afford a dress.
This past Saturday I drove down to the Festival Flea […]
In a previous post I featured the spectacular collection of fashions from the current Marjorie Merriweather Post costume exhibit. I viewed the collection earlier this summer when I visited her Hillwood Estate in Washington, D.C.
And I’ve finally gotten around to editing the photos I took of the mansion interior and grounds. While touring Hillwood it was easy to imagine Marjorie’s many stunning gowns worn […]
Haven’t been posting on the blog in a while since I’ve been off on my annual summer buying trip. And in my travels I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Hillwood Mansion in Washington D.C and their Ingenue to Icon exhibit that features the amazing fashion of Hillwood’s previous owner, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Marjorie Post was a legendary socialite and philanthropist, who was also the founder of General Foods back in […]