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Happy Customer Dressed for a 1920s Wedding

By | 2013-11-15T19:30:06-04:00 May 13th, 2013|Fashion|

Check out this swanky photo of Blue Velvet Vintage customer, Karla, wearing one of our  beaded flapper style dresses as the bridesmaid in her best friend’s 20s themed wedding.  Karla’s husband also got into the spirit looking quite dapper in his 1920s vintage suit and bow tie. Looks like he just stepped out of an episode of Boardwalk Empire.  Nucky Thompson’s got nothing on this guy!

Karla told us, “[…]

How to Get the 1920s Screen Siren Make Up Look

By | 2015-12-14T13:50:16-04:00 May 6th, 2013|Beauty|

From Boardwalk Empire to Downton Abbey to the remake of the Great Gatsby, the interest in Roaring 20s fashions has never been hotter.  The 1920s was a liberating time for women,  resulting in less restrictive clothing that downplayed a woman’s curves.   And just like today, young women emulated celebrities, resulting in the popularity of  make up looks worn by their favorite silver screen stars.  This very feminine, dramatic look contrasted nicely with the looser, […]

How to Put Together a 1920s Style Great Gatsby Look

By | 2013-11-15T19:30:28-04:00 December 27th, 2012|Fashion|

With television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey and the movie remake of the Great Gatsby, fashion looks  of the 1920s are currently hot, hot, hot!   This trend means there is an increase in Jazz Era, Roaring Twenties themed parties, events and weddings to which gals get to have fun dressing up in 1920’s inspired outfits.  And, the good thing is many of the styles from the 20s are very flattering on a wide […]

Happy Customer is the “Cat’s Meow” in our 1920s Style Flapper Dress!

By | 2013-11-15T19:31:36-04:00 August 17th, 2012|Fashion|

One of our recent customers emailed us praises for our beaded black fringed Jazz Baby flapper dress that she had purchased.  She was also  kind enough to send photos.  Apparently, Kaylene,  a stunning young classy dame, who hails from Australia,  is quite the singer and specializes in jazz standards.  How it warms my heart to know there are still young people out there who appreciate the  music and fashion of bygone eras!

Kaylene currently studies […]

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Mixed Print Outfit for a Tour of Haunted Gilded Age Mansion

By | 2019-11-08T08:37:50-04:00 October 30th, 2019|Fashion, Travel|

This year my fall foliage trip included a stop in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. We visited Lenox, a town known for Tanglewood, the beautiful music venue where the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays during the summer season. It is also home to many “gilded age” mansions, as the Berkshires used to be a resort destination for the ultra wealthy at the turn of the century. […]

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party Fashion-2019

By | 2019-08-13T08:43:08-04:00 August 10th, 2019|Events, My Vintage Style|


Well, another year has rolled around, which means another Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma.  The time flew by so fast I feel like I was just there!

This year I opted for a pastel floral cotton voile dropped waist 1920s dress. Voile is a great airy/floaty fabric, perfect if you have to be outside on a hot summer day.

Wore my […]

Parasol Trend-How to Shun the Sun in Vintage Style

By | 2019-07-25T20:57:57-04:00 July 22nd, 2019|Fashion|

 

Ubiquitous at vintage themed outdoor events,  parasols are the perfect accessory for protecting yourself from the scorching rays of the sun, while complementing any period outfit from the Victorian era through the 1950s.

But this throwback accessory is now gaining popularity beyond the alternative fashion market. While out and about this summer I’ve definitely noticed more women carrying them on the street.  And, why not? […]

Glamorous Fashions of the Will Steinman Dress Company

By | 2019-02-22T11:23:16-04:00 February 22nd, 2019|Fashion, Labels to Look For|

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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 […]

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