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Style Inspiration: “The Artist”‘s Peppy Miller

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Last weekend, I saw “The Artist,” a new French film set in the silent movie era, and shot as a silent movie would be. The film is charming and adorable — a must-see — and the clothes of the era are deftly highlighted. The gorgeous flapper dresses, cloche hats and curls the protagonist Peppy Miller wears made me long for the clothes of that era. While you can buy original 1920s and ’30s items for hundreds and even thousands of dollars, the less expensive bet is to go for reproductions of vintage pieces, or vintage-inspired works. We’ve found a handful for your perusal after the jump!

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Like Red Nailpolish? You’d Make A Horrible Wife

In the 1930s, Dr. George W. Crane, who ran a counseling practice and started his own matchmaking service, designed a test to give couples feedback on their marriages. Either the husband or the wife took the test, which rates the wife in various areas. Crane attempted to make the test scientific, but he did admit to using a personal bias and weighted the items he thought were more important in marriage. For example, a wife’s use of slang or profanity results in a five-point deduction from her score, and wearing red nail polish is a minus one. Amelia’s score was -3 and mine was -6. What can I say? I don’t dress for breakfast, and I’m lazy about sewing on buttons. Keep reading to calculate your score. [Monitor On Psychology] Keep reading »

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