Recently I read an interesting post from one of my favorite style bloggers, Suzanne Carillo, on the demise of brick and mortar retail shopping. This got me to thinking about the thousands of department stores that have gone out of business in the last 10 to 15 years.. We all know online shopping has something to […]
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Time for another yearly post about the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party held at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Ma. This is one of my favorite vintage themed events that I attend. It’s a weekend affair with tons of activities, beach parties, great bands playing jazz era music, dancing, charleston lessons, picnics, vendors selling all kinds of vintage goodies, […]
On a recent flea market shopping trip I picked up a few McCall’s magazines from the 1930s. Inside were pages of stunning fashion illustrations that captured the essense of the Art Deco design aesthetic of that era, which was referred to as Art Moderne or Streamline Moderne.
The earlier 1920s Art Deco style characteristics were geometric with emphasis on the vertical […]
In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I get a lot of inspiration for outfits by studying vintage fashion magazines or following fashion bloggers who incorporate vintage into their wardrobe. Another way I get inspiration is to collect online images of favorite vintage looks and save them on Pinterest boards.
Polyvore used to be one of my favorite ways to create mood boards […]
Well, it’s been quite a while since I last did a blog post. And I wish I could say it is because I was on a round the world cruise, dining and dancing to the wee hours, and much too busy sipping cocktails in exotic locales to take the time to do a post. If only. Instead I contracted a heinous […]
Lots of good deals going on right now at my site, Blue Velvet Vintage. My continuing effort to downsize my business mean big savings for everyone! So now my gorgeous beaded flapper dresses have been discounted 20-30% off, depending on the style. These are extremely high quality, hand loomed reproductions of 1920s […]
Just back from another trip out to the Brimfield, Mass. Flea Market, which is a week long event held in May, July and September . Without a doubt, this is the ultimate vintage and antique lovers dream shopping adventure. Though I’ve been going there for almost 20 years, I’ve never shared many photos or commentary on what it is like to shop […]
On my shopping trip to Brimfield Antique Show this summer I came across a bunch of Whiting and Davis mesh bags sitting in the bottom of a box full of other vintage purses. The dealer offered me a great price for taking the lot. Since I’ve always been attracted to their shimmer and smooth, slinky, liquid metal feel, how could I […]