The other night a friend's teenage daughter showed me a photo of her senior prom dress. You know, what we used to call "gowns." It was beautiful, bare midriff and all. "Bare midriff?!" I turned to her mother, a little shocked. "Is that her belly button?? She's not quite 18!" She laughed. "It's . . .
Like any fashion, shoe styles come back, something that was evident at a recent vintage couture exhibition at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. I blogged about the dresses, HERE, but the beautiful vintage shoes were just as swoonable. I coveted the pair in the image above--I love the . . .
I love the fashion and beauty industries. There really is very little new in either, just a recycling of old fashion and makeup trends that were once fresh and new. So I smiled when I read that for 2015, red-red lips are on trend and black winged eyeliner is in style. They're from two different . . .
Gorgeous gowns and couture going back 100 years are part of a collection borrowed from the Brooklyn Museum of Art that's closing soon at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. I love me a good fashion exhibition and all the better if it's got vintage couture. So girlfriend and I drove up to . . .
Buick has reinvented itself now, but back in the day, there was no better throwback than a 1960s Buick. Note the gear shift on the steering column. The narrow, uncovered steering wheel and the slim horn. This one's cherry, isn't it? Oh, and it's Throwback Thursday! Forget the blue/white dress. . . .
It's fun to play the game "What other era would you have liked to live in, do you think?" M. and I play it from time to time and his answer is always the 1950s, when he was a kid and life was easy. I'm fascinated by another era. The Forties. There's something about the 1940s that speaks to me. . . .
Way back before Google and Facebook and even before Apple, eight brainy engineers defected from a semiconductor company to start their own transistor business. Led by the brilliant Robert Noyce, they were the men who made silicon king and who started the movement that became Silicon Valley. If . . .
There was once a day when we knew the model and make of every car on the road. Including this iconic finned Cadillac Coup de Ville that we spied while out on errands a few days ago. Is it a 1960? The fins are a clue that it could be. More than 50 years old--whoa! My husband always compares these . . .
It started with Mad Men. Well, it really started with Dita Von Teese, this 1950s retro thing. Because for a long time, no one wanted to look like a 1950s woman, and then? Poof! It was stylish. Dita brought it to mainstream attention and Joan Holloway on Mad Men popularized it. Oh, if only I could . . .
Do you remember these leather bracelets from the 1960s? They're everywhere today but back then hand-worked leather bracelets were a brand new fashion statement. And even more amazing: men wore them, too! I love a man in a leather bracelet, but alas, none of the men in my life have had the . . .