Back in the 50s and 60s Miami was America’s top vacation hot spot. A booming post WWII economy meant more people could afford to travel and Florida’s warm weather and beautiful beaches were a huge draw. Known as “America’s Riviera”, Miami attracted wealthy jet setters and celebrities, like Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. There were swanky supper clubs where big bands played and […]
Back in April I had a CAT-astrophe where I broke one of my fingers while trying to get my fearful feline into his carrier to go on my road trip heading north. Elvis hates riding in the car and tried to run away from me. When I went to chase after the unruly critter, I tripped and fell. I’m pretty sure I […]
In her Wall Street Journal article on the shirtdress, fashion writer, Nancy McDonnell quotes a June 1938 Vogue magazine article that declared the shirtwaist dress “an American institution” and suggested one should be sealed in a time capsule “for the purpose of enlightening future civilizations about our own.”
And I totally agree! This fashion classic has been around for quite a […]
Browsing through an issue of a March 1969 issue of McCall’s magazine I came upon this Hallmark ad for paper fashions and matching paper party goods. I don’t remember these. Guess I was too young. But I was intrigued by the idea and needed to find out more. They certainly seemed far more interesting than those drafty get ups they force […]
This is another post on vintage labels to keep an eye out for. The Will Steinman dress company specialized in wedding, debutante and party dresses in the 50s and 60s.
They were known for their attention to detail and fine workmanship. I’ve only come across a handful in my 15 years of selling vintage clothing. But every one […]