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When Vintage Becomes Antique: Victorian and Edwardian Clothing

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At the moment vintage fashions from the 1960s and 70s are very popular, partly because it's very easy to find vintage clothing from that era. The synthetic fabrics used over the last 50 years mean that these fashions from these decades are more durable will be around for many years to come.  Mid-century fashions are also very popular as are 1920s styles, but the further back in time you go, the rarer true vintage clothes become. Don't despair though, it is possible to find genuine (and quite often unworn) items of clothing from the pre 1920s. Anything older than 100...

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A Guide to Vintage Fur

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A Guide to Vintage Fur

Wearing fur was enormously popular in from the 1920s through the 1950s and remained very much mainstream (and aspirational) fashion until the 80s. While I don't condone the modern slaughter of animals for their fur, wearing vintage fur is a way cherishing these beautiful items and I love the glimpse into our society’s history that it offers. Times have changed and “new fur” is less and less acceptable but we can still enjoy a wonderful range of vintage fur. With this in mind I wanted to provide a guide to the different types of vintage fur, how to identify them...

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How to Wear 1920s Vintage Like a Flapper

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The 1920s is one of the most inspiring decades for wearing vintage fashion. Not only does it feel really special to wear genuine 1920s vintage, the fashions of the Roaring Twenties were just so stylish! Here's my guide to what to wear and how to wear it for a 1920s day look and a 1920s flapper-style evening look. So get inspired by Gatsby and Downton Abbey and embrace your inner flapper! 1920s Daywear: Day dresses were longer than typical flapper dresses and often had pretty delicate prints. Popular features were sailor collars and a straight shape with a dropped waist....

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Vintage Hawaii: Heavenly road to Hana

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I recently had a super fun shopping trip to Hawaii and uncovered some great little treasures in vintage and thrift stores in Honolulu, in Maui and on the Island Of Hawaii. Here are a couple great Hawaiian shirts that I picked up on that little trip: [caption id="attachment_469" align="alignnone" width="500"] Mens Vintage Hawaiian Shirt Rayon Tahiti Label 1950s L Tiki Hula Made in Japan[/caption] Platos Closet in Honolulu One thing I regret was not having the time to check out these vintage clothing stores in Honolulu- Spark, Barrio Vintage, and Baileys Antiques and Aloha Shirts.Maybe next time! The only store...

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Find Your Perfect 1950s Party Dress

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There are so many amazing styles of party dress from the 1950s: Not least the wiggle dress (made famous by Marilyn Monroe), the fit and flare dress (think Christian Dior's 'New Look') and the bubble dress. The Wiggle Dress: The wiggle dress is exactly what it sounds like - a dress which makes you wiggle when you walk! The key thing to know about a wiggle dress is that the hem of the dress is narrower than the hips. Marilyn Monroe was famous for wearing wiggle dresses, and boy did she know how to work one to its full potential!...

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