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 […]
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 […]
Several months ago I found a groovy 1960s floor lamp for seriously cheap money. But the shades were shot. Being as I’m a mid century lamp freak I could not pass it up and figured at some point I’d find replacement shades for it. That was my magical thinking kicking in to justify buying it.
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 […]