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Gals’ glamour and glitz of yesteryear

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July 8, 2013

Indianapolis ladies of the 1890’s embraced the cycling craze. Of course, there were cycling suits, cycling jewelry, and as here, cycling hats… think you could get away with this one?

En Vogue When Gatsby Hit Shelves

May 13, 2013, 4 Comments

All fashion talk of late is centered around the release of the new Baz Luhrmann version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.  The book w ...

Ladies Lounge: 1942 Suit, HP Wasson

April 15, 2013, 2 Comments

Evidently, the second floor of Wasson’s was abuzz with these suits less than a year after the United States entered into WWII. This, from Octobe ...

Ladies Lounge: Glamour For an Indy Woman, Born 1913

April 1, 2013, 1 Comment

Does the sight of a baby ever prompt you to wonder what the world will look like for that child when he or she is decades older? Or maybe when they ar ...

  • Road Trip: Vintage Fashion in Pattern
    March 18, 2013, 8 Comments

    “Want to write about fashion from a historical perspective…?” Pattern  Editor-in-Chief, Polina Osherov queried this past fall. If you weren’t aware, Indy has an emerging interest in fashion and Pattern is an organi ...

  • Ladies Lounge: The Evolution of Block’s Branding
    February 18, 2013, 12 Comments

    Does your heart skip a beat when you chance upon an old hometown brand while out vintage shopping–especially when it’s a long-time favorite like Block’s or Ayres? With a beloved company such as Block’s that lasted al ...

  • Ladies Lounge: 200 years of Walking Indianapolis
    January 21, 2013, 4 Comments

    It’s not something we contemplate often, but people have been walking through Indianapolis land since before there was an Indianapolis. The first to make tracks through our geographic coordinates were native Americans, presumably wearing ...

  • That Ayres Look 1960
    January 7, 2013, No comments

    In the cool temperatures of January, who isn’t looking for the perfect coat? If you love this full one, you just have to travel back to L. S. Ayres, 1960. Or start frequenting more vintage shops. This collar looks oh […]

  • Ladies Lounge: That Ayres Look, 1948
    November 12, 2012, 1 Comment

    It was the Fall of 1948 and you and your new husband had just settled into his family’s home on North Meridian Street in the 5000’s. He’d fallen in love with you as much for your effortless manner as your […]

  • Indy Halloween 1917, What Did Ladies Wear?
    October 29, 2012, No comments

    Ever pondered what the gals of yesteryear Indianapolis donned for Halloween? Guaranteed she wouldn’t have been an overt strumpet like the vast majority of 21st century costume-clad characters, but let’s look at the creative dres ...