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Lose Weight with Lunch Hour Specials

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Through my research on Mary Brooks Picken, I discovered that she was instrumental in developing the “Du Barry Success Course”: a collection of printed booklets designed to help women improve themselves in […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: Control Your Hands

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Each week, I’ll post amusing advertisements, articles or advice, spanning the topics of domestic arts, fashion, beauty and more. If it’s weird, witty or wacky, you’ll see it here. This week’s tip […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: Kneel Gracefully

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Here’s another tip from Dressmaking Made Easy by Mary Brooks Picken, which is full of etiquette tips and advice, in addition to dressmaking instruction. This chapter teaches us to “kneel gracefully” when […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: For Your Spine’s Sake

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Here’s another tip from Dressmaking Made Easy by Mary Brooks Picken, which is full of etiquette tips and advice, in addition to dressmaking instruction. According to Mary, a lady should always be […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: Be Agreeable Always

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Each week, I’ll post amusing advertisements, articles or advice, spanning the topics of domestic arts, fashion, beauty and more. If it’s weird, witty or wacky, you’ll see it here. This piece of advice […]

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A Passion for Fashion Week

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York a few weeks behind us, and the end of the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge only a few weeks in front of us, I thought I’d take the chance to share some fun fashion inspiration! While it’s reported that the dominant hues were darker for winter, springtime is […]

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Bill Cunningham’s New York

Bill Cunningham has been documenting the New York City fashion world for over 50 years. I recently came across the trailer for this documentary about his life and work, which looks fascinating on many levels: Then it dawned on me that Mr. Cunningham must have known our friend, Mary Brooks Picken! As one of the […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: The Medusa

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Each week, I’ll post amusing advertisements, articles or advice, spanning the topics of domestic arts, fashion, beauty and more. If it’s weird, witty or wacky, you’ll see it here. This image comes […]

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