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Vintage at the 2017 Oscars

Vintage is ALWAYS green…and more and more celebrities are embracing environmentally friendly fashions in their daily lives AND on the red carpet. But at last night’s Oscar ceremony, it was Emma Roberts who was most passionate about bringing attention to … Continue reading

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Sophie of Saks

“A woman and her waistline should never be separated.” – Sophie Gimbel “Sophie of Saks” (Sophie Gimbel) was the head designer for the Salon Moderne for forty years. An incredibly talented designer and astute businesswoman, many thought of her as … Continue reading

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Just Say No To “Fast Fashion”

Elizabeth L. Cline’s book, “Overdressed,” is a fascinating look at the impact that “fast fashion” has on the economy, the environment and on us. The way clothing is manufactured, marketed and disposed of has completely changed in the past 20 … Continue reading

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Cowboy Boots: A Social Experiment

There’s no footwear that epitomizes America like the classic boot originally worn by cattle drivers in the 1860’s in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Influenced by the “vaquero” tradition imported from Spain, boot makers like Justin and Hyer (who still make … Continue reading

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Vintage Trawlin’ in N’awlins

Ruby and I visited New Orleans this past weekend to check out Tulane, her first choice school, and of course no visit to any city is complete without scoping out the vintage clothing stores and thrift shops. Here’s my review: … Continue reading

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“Where Do You Get Your Stuff?”

The most common question customers ask me is, “Where do you get your stuff?” The brazen nature of the question (do customers really expect me to give away my sources?) always irritates me, so depending on my state of mind … Continue reading

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Sustainable Gowns (and Tuxes) at the Oscars

The 84th Annual Academy Awards were last night, and I’m surprised to report that Natalie Portman was the only actress who wore vintage: she looked stunning in a 1954 red Dior gown. But even though I was disappointed that there … Continue reading

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