Posts tagged "vintage"

These Vintage “Ideal Love Mate” Trading Cards From 1941 Are Delightfully Sexist

There's a guy at the Brooklyn Flea Market who sells an impressive and ever-growing collection of vintage/retro kids toys and collectibles, including action figures, matchbox cars, wind-up toys, Garbage Pail Kids, the random remains of long forgotten rock collections and the like. It's fun to sift through everything he's got, either to get nostalgic about…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Vintage Lover

These vintage-inspired gifts are sure to delight that friend of yours with a hardcore nostalgia streak.
By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Secrets In Lace Co-Founder Daniel Whitsett On Classic Looks, Body Positivity & Vintage Style Icons

Lingerie brand Secrets In Lace turns back the clock to a time when lingerie was beautifully made to last. The brand is the world's largest seller of 100% nylon stockings, which are manufactured on the same machines once…
By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

This Vintage Pin-Up Runway Show Is The Stuff Fashion Dreams Are Made Of

This year's Lingerie Fashion Week in New York coincided with the 75th anniversary of the invention of nylon stockings, and the pin-up inspired lingerie line Secrets In Lace celebrated with a vintage runway show and burlesque performance. From the sounds of it, the show was the kind of fashion celebration vintage dreams are…
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With These Vintage Street Style Photos

When photographer Joel Meyerowitz delved into his work in the '60s and '70s, he aimed to capture everyday life in New York City, but he also just happened to record some amazing street style that has my little vintage-loving heart doing backflips. The New Yorkers in his images wear trends that have…
By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: A ’70s Sun Hat For Instant Glamour

There are so many reasons to get in the habit of throwing on a big sun hat on bright summer days. It protects your skin from sun damage. It hides the epic frizz that is a fact of life for many of us this time of year. It adds a major dose of glamour to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2014

Mindf**k: Artist Updates Vintage Ads With Modern Day Celebrities

For the past year, Paris-based art director David Redon has been contributing a few hours a week to a unique hobby: Photoshopping modern celebrities into vintage advertisements. “I like the shift between vintage and modern pop culture," he says, "because these days the border between art and commercial is very small, and artists work their…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 5, 2014

Vintage Shopping Guide: 15 Amazing Retro Pieces And Where We’d Wear Them

Today in Nashville adventures, we tried to leave Winona's living room and relocate to a cute, little coffee shop to blog. But alas, there were no seats available. So, like any good blogger would, we decided to ditch our laptops and go on a vintage shopping bonanza. Click through to see the gems we discovered,…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 30, 2014

The ’70s “Survival Guide” Pamphlet For Visitors To New York City

You know what they say about New York City: DON'T FUCKING GO. Or at least, that's what this "survival guide" from the '70s would like you to think. To be fair, the dirty, dangerous New York City of 1975 is worlds removed from the glossy, mostly manicured NYC of today (people even live in Brookly…
By: Rachel Krause / September 17, 2013

Must Haves: 12 Pieces Of Victorian Mourning Jewelry

Okay, so Victorian mourning jewelry isn't everyone's cup of tea. But some of it is prettttty cool. The Victorians were totally obsessed with death. Take Queen Victoria. After her hubby died, she wore black for the rest of her life, and slept with a cast of her husband's arm. Yeah, not weird at all. Victoria…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 10, 2013

Catch An ’80s Dance Party Fever

There's a special place in my heart for late '70s and early '80s dance party shows. The more local and cable access-y, the better. So I'm especially fond of this clip from Detroit-area dance show, "The Scene," featuring one of the first ever Detroit techno hits, "Sharevari," by A Number of Names. This clip i…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2012

Philly Girls (Always And Forever) Rule The World

I went to college and lived in Philadelphia for more than 10 years, and I consider myself always and forever a Philly girl. Which is why I'm totally loving these unearthed vintage '80s shots of Philly's finest from way back when. Don't let the smiles fool you -- these girls could claw your eyes out…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2012

Scandalous Butt-Baring Men’s Fashions From The 1950s

What were the most cutting edge men of the 1950s wearing to the beach? Butt-baring barely-there swimwear, if this old reel is any indication. This fashion show, highlighting the creations of campy Brit designer Dale Cavana,  features male models with shockingly tiny waists, revealing animal-print banana hammocks, and de rigeur "leisurely" knotted ties. Enjoy! […
By: Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2012

Vintage Photos Of Stylish, Norm Challenging, Tattooed Women

Although women have achieved a certain level of freedom to decorate their bodies as they wish in modern society, the scandal of getting a tattoo or a piercing wasn't always limited to unruly teens going against their parents' wishes. At best, the subject of strange glances on the street, and at worst, the subject of ridicule, tattooed…
By: The Mary Sue / August 13, 2012

12 Photos Of Vintage Russia

We fell in love with these vintage images of  Russi  and had to share. Taken during the 1910s, '20s and '30s, this collection showcases the exotic style of life behind the Iron Curtain. Check out the drama, the romance and the sweet vintage style!
By: Julie Gerstein / August 9, 2012

MTV’S “House Of Style” Returns, Sort Of

Who didn't absolutely love the awkward-as-hell Cindy Crawford on the '90s fashion show "House of Style"? Cindy was less than comfortable actually speaking on camera, but that didn't stop the execs at MTV from capitalizing on her supermodel popularity. While the original "House of Style" is long gone, MTV has decided to reboot the show…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2012

Quiz: Guess What These Strange Vintage Beauty Products Were Used For

We slather on tons of lotions and potions in order to get our skin glowing and gorgeous -- and apparently women have been doing this since the beginning of time. Just ask Cleopatra's eyeliner applier. But in the 1950s and '60s, beauty treatments took a strangely Draconian turn. Our friends at Collectors Weekly…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 25, 2012

How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband, Circa 1937

Do you ever pause before putting in your mouth guard and slipping into your oversize Sugar Ray concert T-shirt and think, "Maybe I need to add some old-fashioned sultriness to my bedtime routine?" Don't worry--Life magazine has got you covered. In a 1937 issue, they published a photo spread to teach wives how to undre…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 8, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pieces From Dronning Vintage

If you're looking for fabulous vintage clothing, look no further than Dronning Vintage, a well-edited Etsy shop packed full of gorgeous feminine pieces like 50s party dresses and polka dot skirts. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite finds...
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 8 Pieces From Wanderlust Couture

Etsy is awesome, but the sheer quantity of stuff on the site can be really overwhelming. To give you a helpful shortcut, we like to highlight some of our favorite online shops. This week let's take a look at Wanderlust Couture, a Portland-based vintage shop that operates out of a 1969 Cardinal Deluxe…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012
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