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Mom Jean Team

High-waisted jeans. You’ve heard them called “mom jeans,” as well as other not so flattering nicknames, but it appears as if this vintage style may be making a return to modern fashion.  It’s not surprising, really as fashion trends do seems to cycle every 20 years or so. They may be called by a different […]

Vintage Couture

“They are unique garments with an unmatched quality of construction,” says William Banks-Blaney, explaining the lure of vintage couture. “And they give women freedom to shop for what suits them rather than being tied into a designer’s latest collection.” Banks-Blaney, who runs the by-appointment-only WilliamVintage boutique in Marylebone, London, has played a major role in […]

Cult Beauty Essentials

With new beauty products launching on a near-daily basis, there are a few iconic beauty essentials that have stood the test of time due to their exceptional formulas. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t steal a few of these from Momma Rebena back in the day and we still continue to add them […]

Vintage Valentines

They don’t make valentines like they used to.  The love notes given in the early 20th century were much more interesting than the cookie-cutter pop culture cards kids hand out today—in fact, some of them were deliciously strange.  Take a look back at the past of printed love, thanks to Page of Bats. Nothing says Valentine’s Day […]

Jantzen Ad 1957

There is something deep seeded in humans to explore fresh ideas and find better solutions.  Perhaps that is why we have such a yearning and respect for vintage treasure.  We forever appreciate timeless elegance, beauty and well made products.  Maybe it’s why Jantzen is such a respected vintage label.  The company has been around since the dinosaurs […]

Leanin’ Lipstick

It’s no doubt that package design just adores the Leaning Tower of Pisa.   We have Liqueur Pisa, the Leaning Tower of Peas and even Pisa inspired thimbles that come in their town boxes.  As a profound lover of lipstick, this 1950’s lipstick case by jewelry designer Louis Nichilo takes the take.  Here is the cutest remark […]

Italian Birds

Awesome photograph taken in Italy during the early 1950’s by famous photographer Milton Green.  The name Milton H. Greene not ringing a bell?  I guarantee you know and have seen Milton’s famous photography – He is best known for the photo shoots he shot with Marilyn Monroe.  But let’s not let that vintage vixen Marilyn steal the show. […]

Ode to the Fireplace

One of my biggest pet peeves about myself is that I am a very nostalgic person.  I look at the past with rose tinted glasses.  I forget the bad things.  This seems like it would be a blessing, but not when this starts a yearning for what was. I had a gorgeous fireplace in a […]