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Vintage Look (Vol. 6)

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Welcome to Volume 6 of Vintage Look! This week’s Vintage Look brings Ava and Hannah’s 1940s looks, “Happy Smiles” and Sarah’s 1920s inspired ensembles, and Nora’s beautiful 1940s / 1950s style. Thank you once again ladies for your submissions! Be sure to let them know what you think of their vintage looks by commenting below. Furthermore, submit your own look and become part of our Vintage Look project.

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September 12, 2014 |

The Ladybug At The Senigallia Summer Jamboree

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I know that I am writing on an American site about vintage, and I understand that it may seem strange or a bit hard to swallow, but believe me… if you want to find the atmosphere of ’40s and ‘50s America, you have to visit Italy; more precisely Senigallia on the Adriatic Riviera during the first two weeks of August when the biggest retro Americana festival takes place: the Senigallia Summer Jamboree.

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September 9, 2014 |

Retro Fashion Trends for Fall 2014

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Now that August, the ultimate Summer month, has finally come to an end, it’s time to look at the retro fashion trends for Fall! Naturally, we’ll be incorporating our unique retro style and show you some 1960s fashion ideas! To show you, we’ve created a video called, An Autumn Stroll. (more…)

September 8, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 5)

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Our Vintage Look project continues to grow in popularity, and we’re excited to announce our “thickest” volume yet! This week, we bring you vintage fashionistas in love with the 1930s and 1940s, a couple of pin-up models and an actress turned model! It’s also great to see the US, Italy and the UK so well represented in this edition. Hopefully the rest of the globe will catch up! (more…)

September 5, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 4)

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Welcome to our 4th edition of Vintage Look. In this week’s edition we’re traveling back to the 1940s and 1950s to look at an English girl stuck in the 1940s, a 1950s pinup model in the making, and a fashion blogger turned model!

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August 29, 2014 |

How To Recreate The 1960s Mod Look

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With more and more vintage shops popping up all over the place, it seems that the retro revolution is well and truly booming. But sometimes it is possible that you might live where there are hardly any vintage shops around, if any at all. Although vintage clothing is getting to be more and more accessible thanks to online retailers dealing specifically in vintage goods – sometimes the items can be pricey. And then there’s the hassle of sending them back, if they don’t fit, which can also incur a fee. (more…)

August 25, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 3)

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As we continue with our Vintage Look project, this week we’re thrilled to put two pinup models in the spotlight. Please give a warm welcome to Coco van Cat and Aymie-Jay! Please let them know what you think about their Vintage Looks by commenting below. Also, don’t be shy to join in and submit your own photos to the Vintage Look project.

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August 22, 2014 |

Lav Nandlall: Blogger Of The Month For July 2014

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Lav Nandlall has been with us quite a while now, and she’s made significant contributions through her interviews with vintage thought leaders and personalities. She has shown an uncanny ability to ask simple yet probing questions — the kind of questions that bring out the personality and candid thoughts of the interviewee. It’s because of this unwavering professionalism, quality of work, commitment and grace, that we hand the Vintage Shopper Blogger Of The Month Award to Lav.
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August 19, 2014 |

Vintage Finds Around The Web (Vol. 3)

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Oscar Dresses – Every dress worn by the winners of the Best Actress category (since 1929)

UK consultancy Media Run Digital has put together this fun chart of Oscar Dresses from 1929 to 2013. Everyone from Bette Davis to Jennifer Lawrence, from Irene to Armani, is represented. It’s a palette of glamorous dresses from some of the 20th and 21st century’s most famous designers.

But you’ll note that many actresses opted to wear dresses from non-famous designers. In 1929, the very first Best Actress Award was handed over to Janet Gaynor who wore a demure off-the-rack number. In 1989, when Jodie Foster won an Academy Award for The Accused, she supposedly wore a mass-produced gown. (more…)

August 18, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 2)

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Welcome to Volume 2 of our Vintage Look Project. In this edition, we’re excited to include Miss Ruby Red from Germany in her 1950s flared dress, Greek wardrobe stylist Filareti Kirou, Kirstie Gadd in her 1950s look, and Martha Winhaber looking glamorous in her retro pinup look.  (more…)

August 15, 2014 |

The Evolution Of The Cowboy Boot

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Cowboy boots symbolize a mysterious independence, rebellion and a rough-and-tumble zest for life; all while living on the edge and turning heads. As we look at their origins, cowboy boots were literally attached to the cowboys of the Wild West, and cannot be separated from other timeless western metaphors, such as spurs digging into a horses sweaty side, the clanking of cowboy boots on weathered saloon floors and their support the steel-nerved gun fighter’s stance. Cowboys literally stood in their boots, waiting to kill or be killed. In fact, they slept in their boots, were buried in their boots, bathed in their boots, and more than likely enjoyed the odd saloon girl – why yes, in their cowboy boots.  (more…)

August 12, 2014 |

Why “Ethan Allen” Is A Bad Word In Our House

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Newlyweds pay attention – It would be wise to run expensive purchases (say things over $1,000) by your spouse before you buy. I learned the hard way.

Here’s the deal – One day I bought an Ethan Allen couch. It was $1,200. I know what you’re thinking, that’s not too shocking considering today’s price tags, but this was 11 years ago. Even more shocking to my husband was when I announced it was being delivered. “What’s being delivered?” he asked. “Oh…..didn’t I tell you….” (more…)

August 7, 2014 |

Vintage Finds Around The Web (Vol. 1)

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Welcome to our very first Vintage Finds Around The Web volume. Each week, we will bring to you outstanding, newsworthy, amusing, interesting and offbeat vintage related articles, photos and videos. Sure, we share these on our Twitter and Facebook pages too, but this will give you a great recap and keep you in the loop if you missed out. So here we go, volume 1 brings you Women in photo-booths, Teddy Girls, shopping advice and more!

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August 1, 2014 |