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Fashions of the Dickens Period: A Brief Look at 1830s and 1840s Styles

Fashions of the Dickens Period: A Brief Look at 1830s and 1840s Styles
Hello Friends, Christmas is almost upon us, and I’m happy to have ...
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THE SWINGIN’ SIXTIES – A Brief History of Mod Fashion

Yardley Lip Slickers from the 1960s
Hello Friends, I hope that all of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  ...
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IS GOTH RETURNING?

Goth Fashion
Hello Friends, Although it’s been awhile since I’ve written, I have a ...
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The Lost Art of the Makeup Compact

Compacts
Unlike today, in the world of cheap production and throw away culture, ...
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The Revolution of a Shoe; The Mule and The Springolator

Figure The Swing, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1767 © The Wallace Collection, London
The 1950s were a very exciting time in fashion, especially for shoes! ...
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A Walk into the Past -The History of Shoes

shoes Nostalgia
The creation of shoes began with the sole intention of practicality and ...
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Creating a vintage look with Ren

Vintage Style
Putting together a vintage look doesn’t always mean every piece needs to ...
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How should I clean this?

How should I clean this?
Do You Own Vintage Clothes? Knowing how to properly clean a vintage ...
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The Fabulous Fifties

50s Style
Hello Dear Friends! I'm afraid I haven't posted in quite awhile, due ...
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Downton Abbey Tea at Hearthside House

Downton Abbey Tea at Hearthside House
Hello Friends! In Lincoln, RI, the town where I was born and ...
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Victoria

late-1830s-dress
Hello All! It's been awhile, with the holidays and the chaos of ...
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150 Years of Harper’s Bazaar

harpers October 1868
Hello Friends! This will be a very short post, due to the ...
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Home Book of Beauty & Charm

1951-serving-breakfast
Hello Friends, I know this is a crazy busy time of year, ...
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Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories
At this time of year, when holiday festivities are gearing up, I ...
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First Lady of Fashion

jackie-o
Hello Friends, It’s been awhile since I last posted, but we’ve been ...
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Stylewell

spirits-of-fashion-ri
In last week’s blog, I talked about authentic style. ​I promised that ...
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Styling from the Inside

styling
This week, I’ve been thinking about the transition from summer clothing to ...
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As Downton Abbey Leaves Us…

Downton Abbey Era
Hello Dear Friends, This month I’m busy with many projects at our ...
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Spirits of Fashion: Vintage Styling

Spirits of Fashion blog
Hello Friends! This week has been a crazy, but wonderful, time for ...
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Where is Downton Abbey Fashion Going?

downton Abbey fashion
For all of you who watched the first episode of Downton Abbey, ...
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Spirits of Fashion

nostalgia-providence
Hello World! My name is Karen Antonowicz, and I’ve procrastinated long enough!  ...
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