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On the second day of Christmas...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


...Inspiration! I was on a quest for something else entirely when I came across this amazing Flickr archive from myvintagevogue, an absolute treasure trove of fashion mag images from the 1920s to the 60s. (There's an image-driven daily blog of the same name.) It's the perfect offering of nostalgic whimsy and new ideas to curl up with on an otherwise rainy night.


Which reminds me! I'd be remiss if I didn't mention two extra-special things that just happened (Santa came early to Spinachland, it seems). First: Today marked the launch of a new weekly fashion-pop culture column I'll be writing every Wednesday for The Washington Post Express. I'm pretty excited about it, and not just 'cause I can finally put my decades of dedicated People and Us reading put to good use. (Dear mom, See? It did come in handy! Love, me.)

And second: I was surprised and veryvery flattered to be named to the Best Dressed List: DC (um, apparently none of the judges saw me running around town in my jammies and ball cap yesterday after oversleeping. Phew.) Many of the others on the list are people who I personally admire for their ability to totally rock a truly original style, and to be listed among them, well... It's enough to make a fashion blogger all verklempt.

9 comments :

Ms. Dip said...

That's an awesome flikr find!! And congrats on the column and the well-deserved title. :)

I ♥ NY said...

congrats to you dear! and love these vintage vogue images :) don't you wish you could go back in time? fabulous!

amy b.s. said...

wow, these are amazing! as always you come up with something great!

Buttercup said...

Hooray! Seeing as you're the only person I could even come up with if I were to make a Best Dressed DC list, I'm not surprised at all. :)

Jessica Lauren said...

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Kelly said...

Vintage vogue is so great. I don't know if you sew or not but there are some great Vintage Vogue patterns available including dresses, hats, suits, and pretty much everything else. Great images here as well!

jo said...

hello! i just came by and decided to leave a message. these images are really handy! my friends and i share a blog about fashion and we're in the midst of investigating vintage and current trends -- i'll definitely go through some of these for reference! thanks for sharing these, and have a great day! :)

bagslag said...

I LOVE OVE LOVE these photo's, thanks for posting these classic dresses!

Carmen said...

in luv with these images.

we're suckers for anything vintage, be it a dress or a picture...

we have some gorgeous shots of models from the 40s and 50s you might like:

http://www.modelinia.com/models/timeline#/grid/1940

make sure to click on an image to enlarge it

hope you enjoy!

<3 modelinia