Vintage Miscellany – April 20, 2019

The 1910s and early 1920s were an awkward time for women’s bathing suits. They were getting smaller, and the proportions often just look off. But here’s a young woman who looks great on the beach with her stripe-trimmed bathing suit and jaunty hat. I like to think that the stripes are red and white.

And now for the news…



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6 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – April 20, 2019

  1. I think the secret with those wool bathing suits was not actually getting them wet!


  2. I brought back indigenous artisan made blouses and scarves from Mexico last month and put them for sale in my vintage mall booths (we can sell non-vintage items as long as the majority of our merch is vintage). I have them priced around $48 which is WAY less than what you’d pay for ripoff work at Anthropologie. Shoppers are telling the mall owners that they “love them but they’re SO EXPENSIVE.” So expensive compared to what? What they think something handmade that represents centuries of arcane textile knowledge “should” be worth? But they would buy something similar at Anthro etc for $98 or more. People lack education in what handmade things are worth because we are so used to paying more for name brands and/or cheap fast fashion goods.

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  3. Jacq Staubs

    After she dried off – if she got wet- put on shoes and walk the boards! That suit cover a lot of territory!!!


  4. Katiúcia Silva

    I discovered your blog on these Holidays, and spent hours reading it. A delightful experience! You write very well and the information is pure gold. I already elected my favorite section: the Vintage News 🙂 greetings from Brazil 🙂


  5. I couldn’t agree more about the Coco Chanel children books. I got a birthday card with a Coco Chanel quote on it, and while it was a great quote, I couldn’t help feeling irritated by the fact it was said by her and how glorified she is.

    And the indigenous culture within fashion is such a deep subject, I am always glad to find more articles about it.

    As always, thank you for sharing all of these links!


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