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Vintage and Retro Style
All things vintage in style.

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Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death

Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
Consider the sweet, intoxicating smell of a rose: While it might seem superficial, the bloom's lovely odor is actually an evolutionar
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The Lost Art of Street Typography

The Lost Art of Street Typography | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
I wonder if in the old days, they found their hand-painted typography and artisanal signs as charming as we do today? Maybe they found it a nuisance; all tho
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The suffragette who rode a scooter in 1916

The suffragette who rode a scooter in 1916 | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
Yes, she is a suffragette, and yes, that is her scooter. Lady Florence Norman buzzed around London on this Autoped.
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A Brief History of the Leg of Mutton Sleeve

A Brief History of the Leg of Mutton Sleeve | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
In her new monthly column, curator Shonagh Marshall traces the visual representation of a fashion trend through the ages. Here, she considers the leg of mutton sleeve
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17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes

17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
In the 17th century, espionage was more diverse than you might think. Not only did female spies exist, they employed some of the most fascinating techniques...
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The Belle Epoque Body-con Dress that was too Sexy for Paris

The Belle Epoque Body-con Dress that was too Sexy for Paris | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
In the Spring of 1908, three women walked onto the Longchamp racecourse in Paris and jaws dropped. The elite society event was known for debuting the latest
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London’s Lost Department Store of the Swinging Sixties

London’s Lost Department Store of the Swinging Sixties | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
If you thought that Harvey Nichols or Topshop were the epitome of a London fashion department store, it’s time to re-introduce you to Big Biba, a fallen ic
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[Exhibition] 200 Years of Australian Fashion | Circa Vintage Clothing

[Exhibition] 200 Years of Australian Fashion | Circa Vintage Clothing | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
One for the diary: I've been looking forward to this one for a while, as the National Gallery of Victoria holds one of the most important collections of
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Remembering the Hi-Fi's Heyday

Remembering the Hi-Fi's Heyday | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
Wireless audio experiences are all well and good, but Supreme Interiors longs for clunky Hi-Fi systems and the cabinets custom-built to house them
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Christmas Cover Artwork Across the Century

Christmas Cover Artwork Across the Century | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
We select some of the finest examples of festive magazine covers from years gone by
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Teddy Girls: The Style Subculture That Time Forgot

Teddy Girls: The Style Subculture That Time Forgot | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
We trace the history of the 50s girl gangs that rebelled against austerity, trading in their ration books for Edwardian frills
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The Style of Bauhaus

The Style of Bauhaus | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
From colourful simplicity to elaborate costume parties, AnOther investigates the parallels between the German art school and fashion
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A brief history of underwear: V&A exhibition goes big on the smalls

A brief history of underwear: V&A exhibition goes big on the smalls | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
London museum to showcase fashion’s supporting cast, from 19th-century whalebone corsets and bustles to David Beckham’s modern boxers
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FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology | Denim: Fashion's Frontier

FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology | Denim: Fashion's Frontier | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
New York | 01.12.2015 - 07.05.2016
"Denim: Fashion’s Frontier explores the multifaceted history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present. The exhibition features more than 70 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never been on view. In addition to the history of jeans, Denim examines a variety of denim garments—from work wear to haute couture—in order to shed new light on how a particular style of woven cotton has come to dominate the clothing industry and the way people dress around the globe."

Via Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
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When Going Out Without a Hat Was Grounds for Scandal

When Going Out Without a Hat Was Grounds for Scandal | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
Back in the day, women with bare heads may as well have been naked.
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An Illustrated History of the Orient Express

An Illustrated History of the Orient Express | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
The Orient Express, a luxury train service connecting Paris to Constantinople, was the figurehead of the Belle Époque, and remained closely connected to...
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Historia del Orient Express, Vintage

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Five Scandinavian Chairs That Shaped Contemporary Culture

Five Scandinavian Chairs That Shaped Contemporary Culture | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
As Stockholm Design Week hits its stride, AnOther selects five chairs by Scandinavian designers which came to define the Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage Photos: The History of Ice Skating In NYC

Vintage Photos: The History of Ice Skating In NYC | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it

Ice skating been popular in NYC since the 18th century. Check out these vintage photos of ice skating from NYC Parks and the New York Public Library.

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How Linen Postcards Transformed the Depression Era Into a Hyperreal Dreamland

How Linen Postcards Transformed the Depression Era Into a Hyperreal Dreamland | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it

For people who did not live in the United States during the 1930s and ’40s, the most familiar depictions of those decades come from two no...

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Photo Exhibit “PM New York Daily: 1940-48” Rediscovers One of NYC’s Lost Newspapers

Photo Exhibit “PM New York Daily: 1940-48” Rediscovers One of NYC’s Lost Newspapers | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it

What do Dr. Seuss, Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy Parker have in common? They all worked for PM, a highly progressive NYC newspaper that ran from 1940 to 1948.

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Cat Funerals in the Victorian Era

Cat Funerals in the Victorian Era | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
During the early 19th century, it was not uncommon for the mortal remains of a beloved pet cat to be buried in the family garden.  By the Victorian era, however, the formality of cat funerals had increased substantially.  Bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets.  Clergymen performed cat burial services.  And stone…
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Fifth Avenue Then and Now, a Century of Streetviews in NYC

Fifth Avenue Then and Now, a Century of Streetviews in NYC | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
Using newly-released images from the New York Public Library, a comparison of street views of New York made in 1911, and today, using Google Maps.
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Swarovski: The Crystalline Looks That Made Fashion History

Swarovski: The Crystalline Looks That Made Fashion History | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
AnOther delves into the Swarovski archives to uncover some of its most dazzling collaborations
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Shopper forks out £20 for travel posters to find they are worth £4k

Shopper forks out £20 for travel posters to find they are worth £4k | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
An unnamed buyer from Cornwall stumbled upon a a box of posters from the golden age of travel. He spent just £20 for all 15 and now each one is expected to fetch up to £300 in auction.
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How Jean Seberg Became the Face of French New Wave

How Jean Seberg Became the Face of French New Wave | Vintage and Retro Style | Scoop.it
On what would have been her 77th birthday, we celebrate the civil rights activist and hero of French New Wave cinema in all of her many charming guises
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