• Posted in: Ladies Lounge That Ayres Look 1960

    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...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Warm Colors of Autumn

    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...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: L.S. Ayres, Fall 1944 Suit

    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...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Swimwear of Olympic Proportions

    credit: Roger Viollet 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...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Rainbow hair in 1949?

    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...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Sew Me

    With all the talented women who have lived and do live in Indianapolis, I’m guessing the number of capable seamstresses, in total, is astronomical.  A few such accomplished locals have started an organization called Pattern...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Swim Caps of Yesteryear

    Other than the members of my high school’s water polo or swim team, I can’t recall anyone my age donning a swim cap. I do, however,  seem to recall little old ladies and women in...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Real Silk Hosiery

    Real Silk Hosiery was one of the more successful and well known manufacturers in Indianapolis of yesteryear. Lucky we are that the Real Silk Lofts, (where hosiery, lingerie, undergarments and eventually products needed for World...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Slips

    “Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.” I’m sure we ladies have all seen that quote at least 100 times.  And...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: The Skirts Have It

    “There’s nothing new under the sun,” so the saying goes–and never more so than in the world of fashion. There are, in fact, just so many ways you can drape and decorate the human form....

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Think Pink!

    So, Easter 2012 is now in the history books, but it’s the time of year that many of us start gravitating  towards pastels and pinks–one of my favorite colors, truth be told–though I realize pink...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Ghosts of Easters Past

    Anyone else recall the days when you had to look your very best for Easter? Where have these days gone, friends? Nowadays, you go to a church or the theatre and find the most garish,...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Ladies Lounge: Manicures of the early 20th Century

    On the 3/11 Sunday Advert, we showed “Manicures in the 1890’s,” and whilst conducting research, found that in its early years, starting circa 1925, nail paint/ polish/ varnish was applied in the “half-moon” style. Not...

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