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Red & Gray 1940s Vintage

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Red & Gray 1940s Vintage

When I started looking for a 1940s dress to build this outfit around this gray wool day dress really stood out for me. It's the kind of dress you could dress up or down and wear for any occasion.  It's also got beautiful red buttons so I decided to accessorize with some gorgeous red vintage accessories to make those buttons really pop! The accessories are all 1940s too, but don't be scared to mix-and-match different decades. Wearing vintage is all about individuality, so just enjoy it! Clockwise from top: Vintage Charcoal Gray Tweed Wool Day Dress Late 1940s My 1940s...

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Vintage Collectibles: Sarah Coventry Jewelry

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Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry is pretty and affordable jewelry which was sold at home jewelry parties during the 1950s and 60s. It was most popular during those decades but continued trading until the early 1980s. Sarah Coventry jewelry was owned by The Emmons company and named after Lyman Stuart's granddaughter. They didn't manufacture jewelry themselves but contracted manufacturers to provide designs they felt would appeal to their customers. Jewelry was often sold in matching sets, for example matching necklace, bracelet and earrings. These sets are harder to find than the individual pieces but are more collectible, and happily we have lots...

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1920s Fashion Trends: The Oriental Influence

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1920s Fashion Trends: The Oriental Influence

1920s fashion wasn't just about flappers and fringed dresses.  Traditional designs from China and Japan had a big influence on Twenties style with trends like kimino-style coats and robes and richly embroidered fabrics becoming popular. Here are some of my favourite Chinese and Eastern-inspired vintage. Aren't they fabulous? The embroidery is just exquisite! Chinese designs were also really popular in the 1950s so you can dress these fashions up any way you like! They can look very glamorous with skinny jeans or leggings and a vintage slip used as a long sexy camisole.   Jewelry Not all women in the...

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Vintage Brooches and How to Wear Them

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Vintage Brooches and How to Wear Them

Brooches and pins have fallen out of fashion a little in recent years, but they were incredibly popular in the 1950s. Nothing adds a vintage touch to your outfit like a pin on your lapel, and the right brooch can turn an ordinary outfit into something quite spectacular. Of course you don't just have to wear a brooch on your coat, there are lots of other ways to wear a vintage pin.  You can use it to keep a neck scarf tied, pin one to a hat or wear a chunky brooch at the neck of a button-up shirt (in...

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Stealing Grace Kelly's Style

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Stealing Grace Kelly's Style

Grace Kelly is one of the greatest style icons of the 20th Century. She exuded a glamorous sophistication, which was only emphasized by her roles as Hitchcock's favourite ice-cool blonde. After starting her career as a model she became an actress at age 22. Amongst others, she starred in 3 Hitchcock movies: Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954) and To Catch a Thief (1955). Her last movie was the fabulous High Society in 1954 with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra before she retired from acting to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. She tragically died in a car...

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