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Vintage lifestyle tips from the 1930s

October 17, 2015 | Vintage lifestyle | 2 comments

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Vintage lifestyle is more popular than ever these days. And rightly so. A lot of times the focus is on heydays of vintage Hollywood and fashion: the 1950s and 1960s. And again…rightly so, because – in my opinion – those were the peak days of feminine fashion. Also, focussing on the positive things of the old days is always a good idea.

On this blog you see a lot of my fascination for the 50s and 60s, but also frequent sidesteps to the other eras. Remember the vintage fashion serie?


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A personal ode to the pencil skirt & dress

October 4, 2015 | Retro Fashion, Vintage | 0 comments

Tubino jackie & julietta pinup fifties style

There is something about pencil skirts and dresses. I have always been fascinated by them. They are so classy and feminine. A while back I’ve written a post about the history of the pencil skirt. Remember how it all started with a propeller in 1908 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt propeller in 1911 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt? It wasn’t that long ago when women were only allowed to wear skirts and dresses. Things have changed though. Thanks to classic icons like Katherine Hepburn, fashion trends and a huge mentality change later in the 20th century. But there is one thing that didn’t change: pencil skirts and dresses never went out of style. Let’s wiggle back from the old vintage days to the present, because nowadays it’s still that classy item that is always right and suitable for every occasion.


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Dream on

September 23, 2015 | Inspirational column | 2 comments

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You might find yourself at home thinking. Thinking about wanting to have a job. Or you find yourself working in the office although you know that this job is not for you. You’re back at home again thinking about your current situation which is so different than you what you dreamed of when you were 11. Or you’re out for dinner, celebrating present success but…what’s next? At home again, you’re scrolling through your social media newsfeed and you realise life is just bittersweet and for some people way too short. Which again stimulates you to think about your own life, hopes and dreams. Let’s add some more fuel to that Dreams engine.


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The Samantha Jones of the 1930s

September 15, 2015 | Classic Hollywood Icons | 0 comments

Mae West glamorous 1930svia Lou – Wolfm49 | Creative Commons

You know those days when you feel like watching a good old serie that you already watched a hundred times? Well, last week I had one of those days. I felt like watching Sex and the city again. There were two things that went through my head while I was watching. And one thought was new…

  1. It’s all about the good and sincere friends.
  2. Samantha cracks me up again. Brain flash. Hmm…she reminds me of… Mae West!

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Random Vintage meets Present thoughts on a random Monday

August 31, 2015 | Retro life | 0 comments

When you have a Vintage meets Present blog, the past meets present vibes pop up anywhere and anyplace. So here are some random vintage meets present thoughts on a random Monday night:

When you cannot find that amazing Classic Hollywood movie, because it’s so rare even Google can’t find it.

When you’re totally digging the vintage fashion style. But you realise it’s not a good idea to turn up at work like this:

Fay Wray image of Fay Wray via Tom Simpson


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