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The Mini Skirt Shockwave of the 1960s

Coco Chanel hated them. London girls demanded them. Paris designers tolerated them. The mini skirt shockwave of the 1960s had taken over the world. Who Invented the Miniskirt? The fashion elite will forever argue among themselves as to the so called inventor of the mini. The true origin of this devious little fashion item is much more obtuse. The Mini…

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Straight Out Of The 70s

Found 1970s Fashion in Kodachrome – Continuing our unearthing of Kodachrome and Polaroid time capsules, found on Ebay and Etsy. ( you can find the original vintage color slides on these sites if you’re not too late). In this post we move on to the sunny 1970s. The styles in the early to mid 70s echoed the 1960s with hippy…

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Ode to the Sweater – Part Deux

More Free Patterns and more sweaters – Free to download – a classic 1939 sailor jumper pattern; a must-have for the summer ! The pattern is called Chic Ahoy – a jumper with a nautical air . Just click on image or link to download the pdf to your device. This one comes via Vintage Pattern Files, originally uploaded by…

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The Age of Fashion comes to an end

Necessity drives the future of Style – “There’s never a new fashion but it’s old” Geoffrey Chaucer What came before .. In 1902, a series of French postcards entitled “Les Femmes de l’Avenir” or Women of the Future, proved conclusively that – trapped as we are, in a linear dimension, few among us possess gifted insight into imagining the modes…

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Vintage Style Queen – Rafaella Britto

Top Women on Instagram with Vintage Style  #1 – Every now and then, Glamourdaze pulls the switch on the time machine and returns to the present day to enjoy the vintage inspired styles worn by my favorite bloggers. If I can get it together I’ll be featuring some of my favorites in one-to-one interviews. My first is with a young…

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Decade-by-Decade Vintage Fashion Looks

Get the look from the 1920s to the 1970s – Whether you’re a vintage clothing fan or just love retro styles, it’s always fun to take a bit from the past and incorporate it into your wardrobe. Each decade had iconic styles from the well-tailored looks of the 30s all the way to flamboyant outfits of the 70s. With an…

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Photobooth Selfies – A Century of Women

Candid, funny and touching photos of past lives – Back in July 2014 – the year of the Selfie, Glamourdaze took a look back to a time before smartphones and the magic of the Photobooth selfie. What we found was a treasure of portraits going back to the Edwardian Era. Google Photobooth women selfies and you’ll see a lot of…

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140 Years of Parisian Cafe Culture

Carousel Film Tribute to Paris – Anaïs Nin -“Paris intimate like a room.” Stills and Stories and a video tribute to Paris. Carousel – 140 Years of Parisian Cafe Culture – 1877 to 2015 Think of France, and you think of Parisian cafe’s, the Belle Epoch era, the paintings of Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Renoir, who first evoked into image…

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That ’70s Show – Retro Fashion Nostalgia in 2015

Designers Fall in Love again with the ’70s –  The runways saw a mix between futuristic style and throwback fashion, but retro glam seemed to dominate the catwalks this year. It was evident that it was the ’70s that inspired many ready-to-wear labels this time around, with luxury brands reminiscing the folksy fashion that defined that decade. For the Spring/Summer 2015,…

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Photobooth Women – 1900s to the 1970s

Photobooth selfies of women from 1900s to the 1970s- The first self portrait vending machine or “photobooth” was introduced back in 1883 by a Percival Everett. By the early Edwardian era – photobooth selfies had become quite a craze. They were commonly found at sea resorts. The first set of images found by Walter Plotnick is a touching collection of selfies by a young…

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