Dorian Leigh-America’s First Supermodel

Revlon Fire and Ice Ad

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 […]

By | 2020-03-02T09:26:55-04:00 March 2nd, 2020|Fashion, Memorable people|1 Comment

Lady Duff Gordon-Revolutionary Fashion Designer of the Edwardian Era

Lady Duff Gordon


 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

Becca’s Closet-Young Woman’s Legacy Provides Prom Dresses for Girls in Need

Beccas Closet SignThough 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 […]

By | 2016-05-27T10:21:08-04:00 May 27th, 2016|Fashion, Memorable people|4 Comments

An Inside Look at Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood Estate


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 […]

By | 2015-09-06T16:16:52-04:00 September 6th, 2015|Fashion, Memorable people|4 Comments

An Inside Look at the Fabulous Wardrobe of Marjorie Merriweather Post

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 […]

By | 2015-09-14T15:56:42-04:00 July 27th, 2015|Fashion, Memorable people|4 Comments
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