Date09/25/14

The Secretary of Style: Oleg Cassini & Jackie Kennedy

Date09/25/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

    Ever wonder who the leading designer was behind the very chic, very put-together looks of Jackie Kennedy?  That would be Oleg Cassini—the Kennedy’s “Secretary of Style,” who created over 300 outfits and looks for the First Lady during the Kennedy’s […]

Date09/11/14

Fashion Icons of the 1970s – Famous Models of the 1970’s

Date09/11/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

  Model agency mogul Eileen Ford of Ford Models died earlier this month at the age of 92—without a doubt, this woman (who founded her modeling agency with husband Jerry Ford in 1946) was the force behind decades of cover models, and […]

Date09/08/14

The History Behind The Vintage Chanel 2.55 Bag

Date09/08/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

We’ve discussed it before, and we’ll certainly discuss it again—we have Coco Chanel to thank for a lot of our modern ideals of fashion. The classic Chanel little black dress, the classic suit, everyday clothing made of jersey material…let’s add one more […]

Date09/03/14

Audrey Hepburn: Beauty, Poise, & Intellect

Date09/03/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Audrey Hepburn is considered one of the most fashionable women of the 1960s and naturally beautiful women of all time. Looking at pictures, reading accounts, and viewing her movies, it’s plain to see.  Her grace and style was further recognized to the […]

Date09/01/14

The House of Lanvin: A History

Date09/01/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Lanvin is the oldest Parisian fashion house still in business, and a major player in the global fashion market.  The label’s founder, Jeanne Lanvin, was born in 1867, the eldest of eleven children.  She apprenticed as a milliner in her early teens, […]

Date05/28/14

I. Magnin and Company:  A History

Date05/28/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

If you are from the East Coast like me, you may have never heard of the I. Magnin clothing and department stores that were popular on the West Coast from the late nineteenth century until the company’s closing in the mid-1990s.  Although the company […]

Date05/14/14

A Time of Change: 1960’s Fashion

Date05/14/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

If ever there was a time of transition in the fashion world, the 1960s was it.  1961 saw John F. Kennedy sworn in as President, bringing with him to the White House his beautiful young wife.  Jackie Kennedy quickly became a 60s […]

Date05/11/14

Pret-a-Porter & The 1950’s

Date05/11/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

  When I was eight or so, my mother bought me my first pair of saddle shoes—and I loved them.  I wore them all the time—usually with my favorite pair of black stirrup pants (I know—eek)— and imagined I was in a […]

Date05/08/14

History and Trends of 1940s Fashion

Date05/08/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

If the 1930s was all about chic glamour, the 1940s was about being girly and flirty, but also (for the first time, really—hurrah!) professional.  Who doesn’t love a classic suit, a tea dress, and the very image of Rosie the Riveter? Obviously […]

Date05/06/14

What Influenced Fashion of the 1930’s

Date05/06/14
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Some of the most glamorous vintage fashion of the 1930’s is only left to photographs of actresses from the era.  There’s just something about those women!   The Marlene Dietrich’s, Mae West’s, and Greta Garbo’s of the world just seem so sexy, […]