Before the advent of the internet or street style blogs, photographer Frank Oscar Larson was taking candid pictures of life in New York City. I love how this shot from 1954 perfectly captures the fashion of the day, but also the moment of primping and excitement that always precedes stepping into a photobooth -- whether…
Fashion Flashback: Projecting
Here's a worthy goal for today. Let's all try to be at least half as cheerful as this woman, who struck a perky pose while working in the projection booth of a Florida movie theater in 1970. Need a jump start on your good mood? Just think, at least you're not required to wear that…
Fashion Flashback: Window Shopping
I love everything about this 1968 photo, although the woman's stern expression has me a little puzzled. Surely she had a good excuse (gender oppression and the Vietnam War come to mind), but if it had been me standing in front of that gorgeous skirt in the shop window, I guarantee you I would have…
Fashion Flashback: Below The Belt
This photo, taken over 100 years ago, captures what may be the most refined, fashionable boxing match ever waged. Mike Tyson might rock a scary face tattoo, but would he be brave enough to enter the ring wearing a heavily embellished floral hat?
Fashion Flashback: Swinging London
These teens hanging out in London in 1969 so perfectly illustrate the big trends of the time: bright stripes, slim suits, impossibly over-sized sunglasses, berets, and Paul McCartney haircuts. And check out the girl in the background rocking a striped men's tie and plaid miniskirt. Be still, my vintage-loving heart!