Posts Tagged: fashion

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

1970 vintage womans fashion

Fashion for the 70’s- Past Predictions

  Adjust your color TV sets- its bound to be awash in a sea of harvest gold, avocado green, earthy browns and burnt oranges. Mad Men is moving into the 1970s. As Don and the gang enter this new decade,

1970 vintage womans fashion

Fashion for the 70’s- Past Predictions

  Adjust your color TV sets- its bound to be awash in a sea of harvest gold, avocado green, earthy browns and burnt oranges. Mad Men is moving into the 1970s. As Don and the gang enter this new decade,

Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters 2014

Urban Outfitters Makes a Bloody Mistake

File this under bad taste. If one is to believe Urban Outfitters, famous for their controversial items, nothing says vintage-fun like a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt; a nostalgic reminder of those crazy collegiate antics of the 1970s. The hip

Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters 2014

Urban Outfitters Makes a Bloody Mistake

File this under bad taste. If one is to believe Urban Outfitters, famous for their controversial items, nothing says vintage-fun like a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt; a nostalgic reminder of those crazy collegiate antics of the 1970s. The hip

vintage image men and woman in sunglasses 1960

Celebrating Sunglasses

Break out your Wayfarers…today is National Sunglasses Day! Accustomed to sporting cool shades I have of late been seen skulking about in those oversize, black, wraparound sunglasses so very chic amongst the senior set in Bocca Raton. Though hardly ready

vintage image men and woman in sunglasses 1960

Celebrating Sunglasses

Break out your Wayfarers…today is National Sunglasses Day! Accustomed to sporting cool shades I have of late been seen skulking about in those oversize, black, wraparound sunglasses so very chic amongst the senior set in Bocca Raton. Though hardly ready

Vintage Warners Girdle ad 1955

A Girl and Her Girdle Pt II

I figured out very early on that every female had a figure flaw. But luckily when it came to figure problems a slew of manufacturers had it all figured out. A good girdle was a must have for every mid-century

Vintage Warners Girdle ad 1955

A Girl and Her Girdle Pt II

I figured out very early on that every female had a figure flaw. But luckily when it came to figure problems a slew of manufacturers had it all figured out. A good girdle was a must have for every mid-century

Vintage Illustration Girl

The Great American Slip Up

Americans seem to love the opportunity to embarrass themselves…almost as much as we love to watch ‘em. And if there is money involved so much the better. Between the internet and reality TV the possibilities for voluntary public humiliation are

Vintage Illustration Girl

The Great American Slip Up

Americans seem to love the opportunity to embarrass themselves…almost as much as we love to watch ‘em. And if there is money involved so much the better. Between the internet and reality TV the possibilities for voluntary public humiliation are

vintage picture couple in the rain 1940s

Singing In The Rain

Americans enthusiasm for everything plastic has been dampened by environmental concerns. But in post-war America, plastics were really something to sing about! There was a giddiness of the wonders of plastic. As this 1946 ad for Vinylite Plastics gushes “Every

vintage picture couple in the rain 1940s

Singing In The Rain

Americans enthusiasm for everything plastic has been dampened by environmental concerns. But in post-war America, plastics were really something to sing about! There was a giddiness of the wonders of plastic. As this 1946 ad for Vinylite Plastics gushes “Every

Vintage illustration children 1950s

Fit Right in with Back to School Shoes

It was the day after Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and last-minute yellow Dixon number 2

Vintage illustration children 1950s

Fit Right in with Back to School Shoes

It was the day after Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and last-minute yellow Dixon number 2