Tag: Vintage Accessories

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The Lost Art of Gloves & Millinery

More than 65 years ago women carried a sense of poise that is hardly seen within today’s main stream. From a golden era which possessed an epitome of glamour, there were two sought-after accouterments which women ideally complemented each ensemble with: Gloves and Millinery. The question for many may solely be, is there an accessory that provokes more conversation among strangers than one on … Read More The Lost Art of Gloves & Millinery

Femininity in Menswear

It’s a man’s world, at least in mine. When I was growing up in the early 1980s, I was surrounded in a male dominated realm which consisted of strength, masculinity, and determination. My father spent many of his days working as a diligent Engineer with my paternal grandfathers, both entrepreneurs in their established trade. One being a Folk-Art artist and the other an Electrician. … Read More Femininity in Menswear

An Amphitheater of Roses with Theresa

Life is all about inspiring others, as we all have an incredible opportunity to influence the next individual that crosses our path. This is why we purposely must always be aware of how our verbal and physical actions are carried out and come from a place of authentic love. One that comes to mind is nestled within a mother’s love, which consists of home … Read More An Amphitheater of Roses with Theresa

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A Vintage Life That Only gets Better with Time

With days that are filled with scouting new locations, consulting couture brands, and researching timeless styles for my vintage-inspired blog, Rich in Love Fashion, downtime is clearly non-negotiable – welcome to my vintage life! At 5:30 a.m. I awake with a burst of energy as I am a morning person by nature and on occasion, a night owl.  Reaching over, I promptly grab my … Read More A Vintage Life That Only gets Better with Time

An Ageless Cliché

From a heightened focus of confidence you will find in a woman’s closet a Red Dress, which in many cases is a women’s social armor. While screen sirens throughout the ages have donned the crimson shade to project a sense of sex appeal the truth of the matter is, what we wear authentically has power over others. With the ageless cliché of the “Lady … Read More An Ageless Cliché

Wisteria in Bloom

Today I present the idea, “To thine own self be true” a quote by Shakespeare that could be seen as the soundest advice ever given. With spring upon us, many might think of making a transition emotionally or physically, but before we do, we must ask, “Who am I?” What I’ve found throughout the years to be true is that having an authentic perspective … Read More Wisteria in Bloom

Authentically Pleated

Just like any classic garment from the past, the day’s vintage skirts were not formal enough to be worn as evening-wear; rather they were best worn as day-wear for spring. Pleated skirts are one style that has lasted the duration of yesteryear to today’s era. Early skirt styles incorporated accordion pleats on the side or box pleats around the entire skirt. This particular skirt … Read More Authentically Pleated

The Cypress Inn

A milestone in one’s life can start with the completion of the simplest goal or moving on to the next, perhaps a new lifestyle or position. Despite the challenges involved, you will encounter many memorable experiences, not to mention lessons coming full circle in the story of your life. As a writer, fashion consultant, and vintage blogger, I never know where my life could … Read More The Cypress Inn

Modern-day Transformation

With a renowned love of vintage fashion, it’s no surprise you’ll find me radiating elegance from the 1940s, preferably the year 1947, where I exude a modern day example, which in return showcases an era of timeless grace. Having developed a strong style that is heavily influenced from a childhood of admiring the influential women in my life, their names and personas live on … Read More Modern-day Transformation

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An Unbinding Love

Hidden in plain sight with today’s feature is my unbinding love for vintage millinery. Debuting within the pages of UK’s HATalk Magazine, I offer Editor Becky Weaver my personal insight on a journey highlighting a woman I had never met before. I tell the story of how her hat has changed my life in more than one way. In a current era where hats … Read More An Unbinding Love

Dress like a Lady

Parisians have a distinct sense of style in regards to garment choices. Maintaining confidence through a casual, yet elegant persona, Parisians are viewed as being never over or under-dressed. French muse, Coco Chanel, a legendary designer, believed that an overall ensemble should represent a theme of “less is more.” In following those guidelines, one should apply a sleek, feminine profile, which achieves a subtle choice … Read More Dress like a Lady

Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets

When I first set forth within the fashion industry, I was young, inexperienced, and in so many words, a dreamer of grand possibilities. I found such pleasure in garnishing myself with my grandmother’s prized costume jewelry, fur stoles, and red Revlon lipstick.  Having been enriched by my beloved grandparents’ rich historic roots of fine arts and literature, I’ve embarked on a timeless journey of classic panache. … Read More Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets