All posts tagged ladies lounge

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?

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 ...

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 favorit ...

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 ...

  • 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 […]

  • 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 ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Warm Colors of Autumn
    September 17, 2012, 3 Comments

    I don’t know about you, but this is the most eagerly anticipated autumn I can recall. Ever. And with it, the colors of fall will soon be moved back into my wardrobe’s repertoire. You could ease your way into the […]

  • Ladies Lounge: L.S. Ayres, Fall 1944 Suit
    August 20, 2012, 3 Comments

    In a time when there were few designers that might be considered household names, Hattie Carnegie was well known. Not bad for a woman who didn’t know how to sew. She could make hats, but not dresses. That was left […]

  • Ladies Lounge: Swimwear of Olympic Proportions
    July 30, 2012, 2 Comments

    Watching the current Olympic swimmers got me pondering the evolution of the bathing suit, especially as it pertains to sport. Couldn’t help noticing last night that the suits Olympian ladies wore bear a remarkable resemblance to this ...

  • Rainbow hair in 1949?
    July 23, 2012, No comments

    Redheads like Lucille Ball weren’t the only ones to dye their hair in the 1940’s or before. Check out this article from October 1949, talking about pink, blue and other colors in New York from the Helena Rubinstein Salon. Matchi ...