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Fashion Flashbacks-1948 Spring Style Trends

By | 2016-02-29T14:24:52-04:00 February 29th, 2016|Fashion|

Spring styles from the pages of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, February 1948.  You can see that Dior’s fit and flared “New Look” had taken hold in the fashion world.  Fabrics used by designers had beautiful draping. And many of the fabrics used for spring dresses were in printed silky rayons, especially florals, luxurious jerseys and lightweight wools for day and delicate organdies for special occasion.

 

Here’s the 1940s version of the Hoodie!  A lot more glamorous than […]

10 Love-ly Vintage and Retro Finds to Treat Yourself to for Valentine’s Day

By | 2016-02-09T14:41:43-04:00 February 9th, 2016|Gift Ideas|

 

1920s valentines day card copy

There are gazillions of gift guides and articles on what to give loved ones for Valentine’s Day. But why not show yourself some love as well to commemorate the holiday?    After all, you’re pretty important in your life too!   Show yourself some appreciation and treat yourself to something fun and special this week.   A day at the […]

Fashion Flashback- The Year Ahead Style and Color Forecast January 1951

By | 2016-01-23T10:16:21-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Fashion|

Recently I  discovered a pile of mint condition Ladies Home Journals from the 50s at a flea market. Yay! More fun  vintage magazines to add to my ever growing collection. I just can’t seem to resist buying them, even though they are starting to take over my office. If I don’t get this under control I fear I may end up on an episode of  “Hoarders” someday!

Anyway, one of my favorite things about womens’  magazines from […]

Fashion Flashback-New Look Holiday Fashions of 1947

By | 2016-01-21T10:28:44-04:00 December 5th, 2015|Fashion|

When it comes to fashion, every era has its key looks that that particular decade was remembered for. Whether it’s the straight, unstructured silhouettes of the 1920s, figure flattering bias cut styles of  the 30s or the wasp waisted full skirt styles of the 50s,  there is an iconic silhouette that is representative of every era.

But actually, that sort of over simplifies things, as no decade really had one style that was the same from […]

How to Wear Vintage Clothing if You’re Over 40

By | 2015-09-28T15:13:40-04:00 September 27th, 2015|Fashion|

And the answer is, anyway you want to!  Especially if you’re looking for a great way to spice up your wardrobe.  I freely admit that 40 is in the distant past for me , yet I wear something vintage almost everyday, and on many occasions actually go out in a head to toe vintage outfit. Imagine that!

But on numerous occasions I have had over 40 gals  tell me though they love the look of vintage […]

Decked Out-Nautical Fashion through the Ages

By | 2015-06-09T21:42:36-04:00 June 9th, 2015|Fashion|

The nautical inspiration in fashion has endured over many, many decades.  People in general have always had a fascination with the sea and with those who make their living sailing the ocean waves. But did you know that the influence of sailors on landlubbers’ wardrobe choices was originally attributed to Queen Victoria?

That’s right. Back in 1846 Queen Victoria had a sailor suit made for her son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to wear aboard the […]

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Lesser Know Label- Roger Van S for Fine Quality 50s 60s Purses

By | 2015-03-04T17:16:10-04:00 March 4th, 2015|Fashion, Labels to Look For|

roger Van S purse Roger Van S purse

Did I ever mention I love vintage purses?  I’m embarrassed to admit to how many I have stored in my closet! And one of my new favorite vintage purse labels is Roger Van S. Anyone who loves to collect and wear authentic vintage purses needs to know about Roger Van S bags, if you haven’t discovered them already! […]

50% Off Clearance Sale at Blue Velvet Vintage

By | 2015-01-12T12:43:45-04:00 January 12th, 2015|Fashion|

Need a dress for an upcoming event, prom or wedding, but are strapped for cash after the holidays?  Then shop the Blue Velvet Vintage Clearance Sale to get 50% off on select vintage inspired gowns, cocktail dresses and shoes. We can help save you  a lot of money and you can help us make room for new stock coming in.  So it’s a win-win deal!

This is a sale we have only once a year where […]

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How to rock a backless vintage style gown without your bra showing!

By | 2014-11-16T12:44:22-04:00 November 16th, 2014|Fashion|

Estevez for Grenelle dress 1956 Backless dress by Estevez for Grenelle  1956

Because we sell backless or low back original vintage or vintage inspired evening gowns on our website, we frequently get asked by customers what type of bra to wear with this style.  So I thought it would be helpful to do a post focusing on this.

Backless gowns are an iconic look for […]

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