Black, White and My 1960s Mr. Dino Dress

May 13th, 2013

mr dino vintage dress

All Photography by Diane Dulgerian Photography

I have a vintage friend named Mr. Dino. Have you ever heard of him?

Could it be the name of a character in the legendary 1960s Hanna Barbara cartoon The Flintstones? Or is it a name referring to a dinosaur nicknamed by some kooky archaeological scientist in the ’70s? Or better yet, is it code name for a mobster of the ’30s who abbreviated his tongue-twisting last name to the more speakable “Dino” for (gulps) business purposes?

Perhaps Mr. Dino could have been any of the above, but the good news is that he’s rather a legend of ’60s fashion experiencing a resurgence today. Which is why I decided to share the joys of my first Mr. Dino dress and his little trip to a side street in SoHo.

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Empowered by the Past: Faye’s Mom is a 1960s Fashion Icon

May 7th, 2013
Empowered by the Past: Faye’s Mom is a 1960s Fashion Icon

This guest post by Faye de Lanty marks the first in a new series called Empowered by the Past. Faye’s mother and father met after he’d moved to a 1960s fashionable London in his late teens to become a rock star. His aspirations to buddy up with Mick Jagger took a detour after meeting Faye’s mother, Nadia. He “fell head over heels,” says Faye, and the rest was history.

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Put Down the Smartphone and Put on a Vintage Swatch

May 6th, 2013
Put Down the Smartphone and Put on a Vintage Swatch

Put down the iPhones and pick up a vintage Swatch watch. Swatch watches are colorful, charismatic time pieces that became a fad of every trendy girl/guys’ closet in the 1980s and 1990s. An advertisement would depict a wearer rocking not just one but multiple Swatch watches on his or her arms, proving that the Man Repeller’s popularization of the “arm party” may not be so original after all.

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A Vintage Ode to My Mom for Mother’s Day

April 26th, 2013
A Vintage Ode to My Mom for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching on Sunday, May 12th, I teamed up with Coupons.com to offer you a chance to win a $50 gift card to Target to grab your own mamas a special treat for this ode-to-mom day.I hope you’re inspired to tell your mom “I love you!” today. The greatest #vintagelove is that of our family heritage and past which has helped to shape our perfect presents and promising futures!

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3 Things I’ve Learned About Life from Vintage

April 25th, 2013
3 Things I’ve Learned About Life from Vintage

The vintage industry has taught me those lessons in life I never anticipated needing to learn and when the time was necessary, re-learn once again. These are lessons applicable to all aspects of our lives – not just working in the vintage industry. I hope I do these lessons justice, and that one (or all three) resonate with you, whether you’re a vintage buyer, seller or evangelist of #vintagelove like me.

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Seizing the Day Wearing 1950s Crinoline

April 23rd, 2013
Seizing the Day Wearing 1950s Crinoline

Vintage crinoline comes in different shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Shorter and fluffier crinoline are called “square dancing” crinolines, and add volume to above-the-knee and mini skirts. Crinolines, which is a combination of the French words for horsehair and linen, of which the first crinolines were made from, were first worn around the 1830s and then fell out of complete favor by the 20th century teens.

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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Vintage Sizing

April 22nd, 2013
7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Vintage Sizing

“How do I know my vintage size?” is one of the most common questions I hear. After releasing my e-book, the 100 Best Vintage Shops Online, reader Xia said to me, “My only critique [of the e-book] is I think there needed to be something in there for plus-size girls, and how they can also buy beautiful vintage, as I find that a big issue when buying vintage clothes … nothing ever fits.”

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The Perfect Vintage Wardrobe: Statement Items

April 9th, 2013
The Perfect Vintage Wardrobe: Statement Items

Followers of vintage fashion usually incorporate ‘statement’ items into their capsule wardrobe. These pieces can be used to spice up modern clothes or as the main focus of a complete vintage outfit, and might include anything from a bright floral print dress to an eye-catching piece of vintage jewellery. Planning your wardrobe in advance, and resisting the urge […]

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