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Department Store Memories & How Their Past May Help Their Future

By | 2018-09-27T09:15:18-04:00 September 26th, 2018|Nostalgia|

Bullocks Wilshire 1937 Bullocks Wilshire Los Angeles 1937

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 […]

My Vintage Inspired Beach Pajamas and the 2018 Roaring 20s Lawn Party

By | 2018-08-14T09:27:19-04:00 August 8th, 2018|Events, My Vintage Style|

Beach Pajamas outfit for Roaring 20s Lawn Party

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, […]

The Streamline Moderne Style of the 1930s Portrayed in Fashion Illustration

By | 2018-07-06T08:53:26-04:00 July 6th, 2018|Fashion|

 

Bias cut dresses-McCalls fashion illustration 1935On 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 […]

My Vintage Style-Casual Jazz Era Inspired Look

By | 2018-06-21T09:37:58-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

 

1940s wide leg pants outfit

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 […]

Major Sale at Blue Velvet Vintage- All Flapper Dresses and Shoes

By | 2018-01-11T14:07:33-04:00 January 11th, 2018|Fashion|


Flapper dress sale

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 […]

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From Weird to Wonderful-Shopping the Brimfield Antique Flea Market

By | 2017-10-08T20:16:15-04:00 September 12th, 2017|Events|

Brimfield Flea Market

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 […]

Masters of Mesh-The History of Whiting and Davis

By | 2017-09-08T15:21:02-04:00 September 8th, 2017|Fashion|

Whiting and Davis History

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 […]

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