Frantic Fashion from the 1950s: From the drama of Dior to the domesticity of mother-and-daughter dresses, this comprehensive look at authentic 1950s fashion pieces is curated by Norma Shephard, author of 1,000 Hats, In Step With Fashion, Lingerie, Accessorizing the Bride, and the recently released Darlings of Dress; Children’s Costume 1860 to 1920. This one-hour […]
Staff of the Georgian Retirement Residence in Dundas Ontario dressed for a day like no other on Thursday as they welcomed the Mobile Millinery Museum’s “Say Yes to the Wedding Dress” presentation. Residents and guests of the Chartwell facility were treated to a retrospective of bridal finery from the 1860s to the 1980s. Many of the gowns on […]
The grand opening of Hamilton’s newest and coolest vintage clothing shop isn’t until next weekend and already I’ve made the pilgrimage there from Burlington three times. What’s the draw? For me, it’s the clothes (the collection is carefully culled and curated), but it doesn’t hurt that the shop is airy, boutique-like, and features a generous fitting room/lounge […]
A 1950s cage hat of blue velvet buds and fabric leaves on a wire frame.
Straw braid pillbox with chenille-dotted veil. A textural tease from the early 1950s. A hand-tied self fabric bow decorates the centre back.