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  1. Vintage Winter Coats

    December 24, 2011 by Jo

    I’ve spent a bunch of time looking at winter coats these past few weeks because I’m headed to Russia after I go to Lindy Focus for New Years. While I was browsing, I wonderfully stumbled upon these fabulous images!

    How are you wrapping up this winter?

  2. Blouses by Lisa Casper

    September 29, 2011 by Jo

    If you are one of the lucky ones, you are down here in New Orleans for The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown this weekend. The good news is there’s going to be some killer live music, awesome dancing, AND clothing made with love by the lovely Lisa Casper! Here is a preview of the clothing she will be selling this weekend. You can find her clothing, along with other local vendors available at The French Market.

    Super cute, right?! Not only that, but she also makes skirts (mine in coming soon), hair flowers (which I have also been selling), and t-shirt prints! Uh…..she’s fabulous!!

  3. Gowns of 1934

    May 21, 2011 by Jo

    Pictures and content reblogged from Couture Allure Vintage Fashion

    Maggy Rouff purple and gold silk gown worn with a large purple velvet scarf.

    Chanel gold lamé evening gown. The bodice is embroidered with gold metallic threads.

    Callot Soeurs silk faille gown in dove gray with pink pleated frills at the back.

    Jacques Heim black silk satin mermaid hem gown worn with a white fox fur stole.

    Marcel Rochas black silk stripe gown with ruffles down the sides. The gown is adorned with a bird made of black feathers that has a diamante beak.

    I found these dresses on Couture Allure Vintage Fashion, which is “a blog for lovers of vintage clothing and fashion, where you can learn about vintage styles, designers, and design concepts through photos from the past. [It] also feature vintage garments available for sale [on her]  website.” You should subscribe to this site like I do and enjoy all of her fabulous posts! Speaking of which, here are some of her popular posts:
    The Issue of Dry Cleaning

    How to Find a Good Dry Cleaner for Your Vintage Garments

    The Proliferation of Unrealistic Digitally Enhanced Images in Advertising

    How to Find the Vintage Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

    What to Wear for a 1959 Party

    Friday Charm School Series:

    How to Walk Like a Lady

    How to Stand Like a Lady

    How to Sit Like a Lady, Part 1

    How to Sit Like a Lady, Part 2

    Handling Stairs and Cars Like a Lady

    How to Enter and Leave a Room Like a Lady

    How to Carry a Purse and Wear Gloves Like a Lady

    Modern Foundation Garments to Make your Vintage Dresses Fit Correctly

    Why Should You Wear a Slip?

  4. Vintage Clothing for Kids

    November 22, 2010 by Jo

    Oh ma-goodness. Why weren’t there clothes like this when I was a kid?!!! Good on you Teeny Bunny for making these darling clothes! Thank goodness I know someone who is an appropriate size and age for these clothes…..I wonder what Anjali is going to get for Christmas this year?

    Send this to all the people you know that have darling kids that are in dire need of some vintage gear!

    yellow dress blue cloche mustache dress light blue navy dress flapper set

  5. Game plan: What to Wear

    March 23, 2010 by Jo

    Packing is such an ordeal now that I am trying to match my clothes and look presentable on a regular basis. I am sure at some point it will get easier, but as of right now, I still have to try on clothes, put together outfits, and see what I can combine with what. Guh….more work than necessary, and I am slow because I get easily side tracked (like now….I am blogging instead of packing).

    I am heading to Europe tomorrow and I’ll be visiting Cologne, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; and Gothenborg, Sweden. Luckily I’ve previously taught in all of these cities at all of these camps so I have general idea of what to expect. It’s going to be a good bit colder than it’s been the past few weeks and there are beaucoup performances I have to prepare for which translates to “beaucoup de luggage.” I decided I wanted to write out what I was bringing in hopes that it would detour me from over packing (I’ll keep you posted on that). So here’s what I think I am bringing, what days I think I will wear it, performance info, and weather:

    jeans + blue silk shirt (+ long sleeve shirt) + belt
    knee socks + boots

    high waisted jeans + BCBG shirt (+ long sleeve shirt)
    Tuxedo jacket

    gray dress + 2 pairs tights
    knee socks + boots

    leggings + white sweater + tank top
    (OR blue shirt with jewels + long sleeve shirt)
    knee socks + boots
    -night: gray skirt + white top
    tights + scarf
    black shoes

    jeans + blue/white striped shirt + tank top
    Tuxedo jacket
    - night: red twirly dress (+ long sleeve shirt)
    VS tights + white shoes

    brown skirt + red/purple/long sleeve white shirt
    scarf + belt
    black shoes
    -night: dress (white check & black) + scarf + tights

    blue dress + black shirts
    footless tights + black shoes
    - night: purple dress + tights

    additional items:
    work out pants + 4 shirts + running shoes
    pjs + shirt + flip flops

    Stratosphere: dress, knickers, hat, goggles, boots
    Puttin’ on the Ritz: red lingerie
    Group number: black & red dress / gold skirt

    Barcelona:    weather: 45-61 degrees
    Fan Dance

    Dublin:        weather: 39-53 degrees
    Intro #
    Fan Dance/PotR

    Gothenborg:       weather: 36-50 degrees
    Fan Dance

    EEEEEk!! lots of stuff.

    More to come!

    Does anyone else do this or is it just me? Hahha, it might be.

  6. Dressing the Part at Southwest Lindyfest 2010

    March 17, 2010 by Jo

    I just took my first trip to Texas and had an absolute blast at Southwest Lindyfest 2010. The instructor lineup was amazing, the energy was great, and as an instructor, the event was really, really well run. What a pleasure it is to work with professional organizers!

    Before I came to the event, I wasn’t sure how much dancing I would be able to do. I had recently finished taking antibiotics for bronchitis and brought steroid and an inhaler with me to the event (to keep my lungs open). Needless to say, I hadn’t danced for the past week and wasn’t even sure I could dance, but I still wanted to show well. I figured I would need to find a different way, other than dancing, to set myself apart from the other teacher so I did the only thing I could think of and raided my wardrobe! I probably spent 4 hours trying on clothes before I left. I figured if I wasn’t going to dance well, I should at least look good!

    Recently I posted a Bonnie & Clyde editorial on Swing Fashionista and realized that I could replicate this look with little effort. Two pencil skirts, a bunch of V-neck shirts, a beret, and three scarves later, I had an entire weekend’s worth of cute outfits. Here are the two main pictures I took inspiration from:

    Friday night Jam dancing with Peter Strom to Jonathan Stout and his rockin’ band!

    Saturday night jam dancing with Kevin, getting ready to do an aerial.

    Photos from Facebook – by David Holmes

    Stay tuned for more to come!!

  7. Vintage Fashion Expo in Los Angeles

    October 12, 2009 by Jo

    Click the banner to go to their website for more details than what I have here.

    Vintage Fashion Expo
    Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
    October 17th and 18th, 2009
    Expo Hours Saturday 10:30am-6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
    Students free on Sun. with student ID. Tickets are $10.00, follow this link
    to go to their COUPON page and save $5

    They have an average of 90 vendors at the expo selling clothes, shoes, jewelry, patterns, purses…you name it! Here is a short list from the website.

    Vintage Blue Moon
    Rare Finds
    Sentiments By Katherine
    Atelier Suzanne
    Decades of Fashion
    Papillon Antiques
    Snappy Gabs
    Mr. Toads
    Lapin Vintage
    Scout LA
    Foxy Couture
    Flaun’s Vintage Clothing
    Barbara & Kent Grigg
    Gail Gum Antiques
    Hot Couture
    A La Mode Vintage
    Jean Langford
    The Mad Hatters Tea Party
    Re-Vamp Vintage
    Little Treasures
    Vintage Apparel by Ardis
    King Vintage
    Connie Parente Accessories
    Feather Vintage
    Chris Enebo Antiques
    Now ‘N’ Then
    Marche aux Puces
    Discover Yesterday
    Bobbie Boutique
    Two Sisters
    Ellen’s Elegants
    Vintage Vanities
    Allyn Scura Eyewear
    Cherry, Inc.
    Edith’s Daughter
    The Nostalgic Lady
    The Bakelite Lady
    Trappings of Time
    Mercer International
    Time Slot Antiques
    The Cat’s Meow
    Woodland Farms Vintage
    Frock You Vintage
    The Paper Bag Princess
    Timeless Vixen
    The Other Shop
    Raw Vintage
    Retro Diva
    Faultline Collectables
    Honeymoon Antiques
    TaTa Lane
    Pamela Heiman Vintage
    Avenue Antiques
    Charles Nero Art & Antiques
    Paris Vintage
    Bertz Antiques
    Mermaid’s Haven
    Licia Kuhn Antiques
    G.S. Antiques LLC
    Cathy Githens Antiques
    Anna Newman Vintage
    The Butlers Cottage
    Red Headed Rachel
    The Tie Merchant
    Mary’s Exchange
    Soiree Vintage
    Erzsebet Bathory
    Ms. Matcher’s Matchless Jewelry
    Kathy Judkins
    Eva Linowski
    Dena McCarthy
    Octavia’s Scrapbook
    Gail Pierson
    LA Vintage Boudoir
    Cheetah Girl
    Clever Vintage Clothing
    Somewhere In Time
    Juliana Goitein
    Linda Goldberg
    Kerry Holden
    Mary Scates Antiques

  8. Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

    October 11, 2009 by Jo

    manhattan vintage fashion showIt’s back! One of the must attend events for anyone who loves vintage clothing and accessories – the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. Boo! I wish I was in NY this weekend, but I am in Vienna (I know, I know :-> ). Nonetheless…can you imagine the caliber of vintage you could find?

    If you are near Manhattan, get yourself to the event and enjoy the gorgeous clothes, beautiful fabrics, and classic silhouettes.

    Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

    Friday, October 10th, 1-8pm

    Saturday, Oct. 11th, 11am-6pm

    Admission is $20

    The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 W. 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. For more information call 518-434-4312 or visit

  9. Fabulous on Etsy: Timeless Vixen

    September 27, 2009 by Jo

    Truly as the name promises, these dresses are timeless and lovely beyond words. Timeless Vixen has amassed an exquisite collection and offers unique pieces to add to your wardrobe. From cocktail-attire and vintage-bridal, to burlesque and boudoir, they range to satisfy any vintage collector.

  10. Charleston on Mad Men

    September 4, 2009 by Jo

    Great outfits! Fun dancing.