From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

In a Box, With Tissue Paper

In a Box, With Tissue Paper

... I've been buying both reproduction and original antique garments and accessories. Not for collecting. I intend to wear and use them ...
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Lining an Edwardian Reticule

Lining an Edwardian Reticule

...  I was determined to do a fine job and most important to "first, do no harm."  ...
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Events and Adventures - 8/13 thru 7/14

Events and Adventures - 8/13 thru 7/14

...exhibits, lectures, and events related to vintage, fashion, design, style, and history ...
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These are a size 2?!

Vanity Unfair -- What's Up With Modern Sizing?

... Do we move into negative numbers? Or just go to Baby Gap? ...
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Silent Movie - "The Loves of Pharaoh"

Silent Movie - "The Loves of Pharaoh"

... What scenarios from our current dramatic cinema will send future audiences into fits of giggles, while wondering what our long-ago reaction had been? ...
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Fashionable Silhouettes at the Mint Museum
Behind the Scenes at the Biltmore Hotel

Behind the Scenes at the Biltmore Hotel

... Unlike the hotel, the apartment lobby retains much of its original charm, with black and white marble tile and delicate crystal chandeliers in the entrance hall ...
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Our house - a 1965 split-level ranch

Exhibit Visit - Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

... women were given lots of choices -- not of careers, mind you, but of appliances ...
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I Can't Find a Thing That Ain't Got That Bling

I Can't Find a Thing That Ain't Got That Bling

... As usual, what I wanted and what everyone else wanted were worlds apart ...
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Not-So-Happy Hour: My Quest for a Cocktail Dress

Not-So-Happy Hour: My Quest for a Cocktail Dress

... With a $1,600 price tag and a waist in need of nipping, it didn't make the cut ...
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Costume Drama

Costume Drama

... The dress was headed to a young enlisted woman on active duty, living on a battle ship stationed somewhere off the coast of Japan ...
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Skirting the Issue

Skirting the Issue

... Being "on trend" today means wearing your skirt 5 inches above your knee, a la "The Real Housewives." But should you? ...
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