When did popular culture start classifying certain clothes as “vintage” and therefore possessed of a certain cachet? Apparently it goes back to a 1950s fad for raccoon coats left over from the 1920s.
ModCloth, the spunky, vintage-inspired retailer for Zooey Deschanel devotees, has until recently only been accessible online. But the July opening of their first brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco signaled the company’s plans for expansion: more physical stores, athletic wear, even a bridal collection.
Sexism is a board game, created in 1971, which you’ve probably never played. You likely won’t even find a copy on eBay. The game’s goal is simple: get a woman into the White House while overcoming the daily struggles that women face in a male-dominated world. It was meant to educate both men and women and was inspired…
My name is Emily and this spring I went on a three week tour through the Midwestern and Southern United States with my band, Foxygen. More importantly, when I was not playing shows or looking for food, I scoured this great country of ours for hidden treasures of the thrift variety. I kept a diary of my expeditions to…
My name is Emily and I just finished a three week tour through the Midwestern and Southern United States with my band, Foxygen. More importantly, when I was not playing shows or looking for food, I scoured this great country of ours for hidden treasures of the thrift variety. I kept a diary of my expeditions to share…
Grey sludge some are calling wine was drudged up from a US Civil War shipwreck. The wine was found 4 years ago on the Mary-Celestia off the coast of Bermuda. According to the Independent the wine was tasted yesterday after 151 years:
The Royal Family is continuing to unearth some interesting family treasures as part of the two-month Royal Childhood Exhibition at Buckingham Palace. The exhibition will feature various toys, clothes, photos, and personal effects from 250 years of the royal family.
This really puts the debate over the term "plus-size" in perspective: Here is an ad for Lane Bryant, from the back of the September 1922 Ladies Home Journal. Hey, stout women! Lane Bryant has the hot fashions you want!
It's Thursday, so let's all take a ten-minute break to imagine ourselves strolling through the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, France. Everyone hold your parasols high to celebrate the dawning of a new century!
It's been a big week for The National Enquirer (the magazine that I once got sent home for reading at school). The publication broke the news that Ellen's house is possibly haunted and alerted faithful readers to a big secret that Jimmy Fallon doesn't want you to know (he loves his wife and child!). And if that wasn't…
Few things are more luridly delightful than midcentury food porn—fishy Jell-Os, mayonnaise frosting, all canned everything, foods ground up and then moulded into the shapes of other foods. If you've ever flipped through your grandma's post-war Betty Crocker cookbook, then you know what I'm grimacing about. These are…
Before OMG meant "Oh My God," SWALK meant "Sealed With A Loving Kiss," ITALY meant "I Trust And Love You," EGYPT meant "Eager to Grab Your Pretty Tits." Your grandparents were pervs.
Sesame Street debuted in 1969 and was in full swing by the mid-seventies. The 1976 JC Penney Christmas catalog was all over it.
November brings brisk temperatures and chilly winds, but you can't sacrifice style for warmth! You're gonna need a sharp cover-up. Tailored coats with gold buttons and reversible rain capes? Yes, please.
Direct gaze, squared shoulders, ever-so-slightly "undone" hair: Take a minute and get to know the bad-ass women of 1970s Winston cigarette ads.
TGIF! It's time for another edition of Let's Shop. Today we travel back in time to 1983. The weather's turned cool, and after braiding each others' hair, we're going to collapse on the couch and watch Webster, Dallas and Falcon Crest. Better pick a pastel pullover. Which one do you want?
As previously mentioned, back issues of Photoplay have been archived online. A quick flip through of the January 1929 issue revealed a piece that feels chillingly current: It warns that women are putting their lives at risk when they try to be as skinny as Hollywood stars. We've been talking about this shit for 84…
Glamour styled in Hollywood. For a carefree summer. Which is your favorite? Curly top Cleo? Lady Bird? Bubble? Larger images below.