What Kinds of Stockings 1920s Flappers Really Wore

Holeproof Hosiery ad

You’ve seen it dozens of times at costume parties and maybe even wore them yourself for a 1920s costume.  I know I have. But the real flappers of the Roaring Twenties did not wear black fishnet stockings with their dresses.  Nor did any other women back then. As a matter of fact, the only women in the 20s who wore black fishnets […]

By | 2018-07-26T09:08:04-04:00 July 26th, 2018|Fashion|4 Comments

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

 

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 […]

By | 2018-07-06T08:53:26-04:00 July 6th, 2018|Fashion|4 Comments

My Vintage Style-Casual Jazz Era Inspired Look

 

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 […]

By | 2018-06-21T09:37:58-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|10 Comments

Mail Order Memories-1955 Spring/Summer Spiegel Catalog(Part 2)

Spiegel catalog 1955-home accessosries-decor

As promised in my last post I’m sharing more images from my recent find, a spring/summer Spiegel catalog from 1955,  this time featuring the fabulousness of 50s housewares and home decor. Catalogs like these are a great reference if you’re planning on doing any mid century decorating and looking for authentic color palettes, prints and furniture styles of the era.

It’s also […]

By | 2018-05-29T13:59:00-04:00 May 29th, 2018|Lifestyle, retro decor|2 Comments
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