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Another not so typical retro-meets-present day. Today we will start with a little test. Imagine the Golden Hollywood era. Ready for the questions? Here they come:

1. Name the “Peek-a-boo” blonde of the 1940s?
2. When I say blonde bombshell of the 1950s, who do you think of? If you’re familiair with the Old Hollywood world, you may think of a few. But there is just one person who pops up into everyone’s mind without having the google her name…
3. You think you can dance, but he danced Classic Hollywood nights and Broadway Ballrooms away and still is an inspiration for nowadays dancers. He is usually mentioned in one sentence with Ginger Rogers. Guess who?
4. Now let’s go to the 70s. Sideburns and white shimmering jumpsuit?
5. Ok, last one. When I say moonwalk, who comes into your mind?

Answers can be found at the bottom of this post.

Congratulations if you got all the answers right. You win nothing. However, you can give yourself a pat on the shoulder or a high five. If you didn’t get all the answers right, you know what they say: You learn every day!

So, why do a lot of people know the names of these persons with just a few keywords and without assistance of mr. Google? Well, it has everything to do with trademarks. These persons had a certain behaviour, quality or charisma that no one else had. More importantly: they are all gone, but they all left their trademarks in this world until this day.

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Oriental Spice and some Chocolate red lips red outfit
Oriental Spice and some Chocolate red lips red outfit

Homemade spices are always the best right? Same goes for homemade spicy food for thought. If you’ve read some articles from this category, you know that between the “chocolate” fashion, lifestyle and vintage humor items I regularly like a “deeper thoughts” meal.

Every now and then I get an inspirational brain flash that I like to share with you. You may have seen some of my own inspiration quotes on my facebook page. Here is a compilation of my brain flashes from the last few months. Feel free to apply them in your own life.

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Vintageology by Oriental Spice and some Chocolate

Oriental Spice and some Chocolate vintage wisdom

Whenever I talk about my blog and its topic, some eyebrows rise and questions are asked:

– “Why vintage?”

– “Where did that vintage fascination come from?

– “Why not Bollywood” (since I’m literally oriental)

And last but not least…

– “But you are so young, why do you like those old things?”

Since I usually do things in reverse order I will start with the last question. Let’s go way back in time. As in 16 years ago. Which is also almost vintage! Anyway. Let’s talk about history. A topic that fascinated me ever since highschool. I loved the subject history, it was my favorite subject. When I was learning from my history book, I was reading it like a roman. Needless to say that I scored very high on the history subject (and very low on the math subject…)

The way I see it: old is gold. Everything that is going on today, has its origin somewhere back in time. A good example is family history. (Almost) everyone is interested in their family history for obvious reasons. And ofcourse you are creating your own part of your family history right now. And 40 years from now you will be saying: “Back in my day…we had smartphones and tablets”.

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