Posts for 1940s

Meet a Designer: Mildred Orrick

Labels & designers - March 10, 2017

Mildred Orrick was born Mildred Boykin in West Virigina in 1906. Her father Richard was a preacher, and the family…

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Meet a designer: Louella Ballerino

Labels & designers - August 10, 2016

“Quiet Louella Ballerino has created a perfect furor down here. Everybody corners you to ask, ‘Have you seen Ballerino’s things?’…

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Meet a Designer: Dorothy O’Hara

Labels & designers - July 14, 2016

[Author’s note: I initially wrote this post in January 2015, but I lost a lot of images when I switched…

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Ballerinas on the beach

Labels & designers - July 11, 2016

In the late 1930s and early 40s, a popular silhouette for beach fashions was a slim torso flaring to a…

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Meet a designer: Don Loper

Labels & designers - March 8, 2016

For a serious Hollywood designer, there is a surprising dearth of information about Don Loper. A lot of people know he…

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Lilli Ann: early years through 1940s

Labels & designers - March 2, 2016

A great deal has been written about the 20th century suit and coat label Lilli Ann, but I feel like not…

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Clever Vintage Pop-up Shop at Light & Noir

Vintage shopping - January 1, 2015

I love museums. I think it has something to do with the fact that I really like old things (as…

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Can I just talk about this dress for a minute?

Outfit of the day - October 29, 2014

You guys. If you don’t follow me on instagram (and you should! it’s fun!), you missed the incredible awesomeness that…

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OOTD: More big pants

Outfit of the day - July 11, 2014

I guess it was sort of reproduction day around here. When I first started buying vintage clothes, a major motivation…

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what I wore today: the biggest pants ever

Outfit of the day - June 18, 2014

Oh wow. I found these incredible 1940s rayon pants at an estate sale in Beverly Hills last week for $25.…

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