Category Archive: vintage

Gladys Bentley – Singing the Hokum Blues

Gladys Bentley was an outrageous, cross-dressing lesbian blues singer and piano player. Wearing her tuxedo and top hat, she sang hokum blues in the New York gay club scene in the late 1920’s… Continue reading

Pearls; A Vintage Icon by Diane Marie

Pearls are magical and have been a symbol of wealth, status and fashion for centuries. In mythology, pearls have a special place because they are considered to bring good luck, success and positive… Continue reading

Vintage Garden Party Fashion from the 40’s and 50’s by Nick Williams

Summer is the perfect time to host a fabulous traditional garden party whether it is a gathering for family and friends, a special occasion or wedding reception.  A garden party conjures images of… Continue reading

Terror Behind the Walls by Allie Michelle

Right in the heart of a bustling city sits an abandoned prison, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and vacant guard towers. The shadowy edifice stands in ruin overlooking the cobblestone streets of… Continue reading

Patch Adams by Linda

“There is no hope for human survival if we don’t change to a loving world. There’s no hope for rich people in the future, no hope for anybody if we don’t make a… Continue reading

Lady Sings the Blues by Allie Michelle

Billie Holiday’s reedy, melancholy voice captures the essence of the Blues unlike any other vocalist. She did more than hit the notes. She possessed a rare gift to express the emotion behind the… Continue reading

Traditional Tattoos by Allie Michelle

Chinatown, NY 1920 Early tattoo methods included using chisels, picks, or soot-covered thread which would be sewn through the skin.  After the invention of the tattoo machine in the 1891, tattooing steadily increased… Continue reading

Insatiable Ava by Linda

“If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life.… Continue reading

The Art of Vintage Part IV by Allie Michelle

Read Part I – Old Hollywood Glamour Read Part II – The Pin-Up Read Part III – The Mod The Bohemian She is the woman without roots; the free spirit. Adventurous and unconventional,… Continue reading

The Art of Vintage Part III by Allie Michelle

Read Part I Read Part II The Mod The Mod represents The Original Trendsetter. She is bold, daring, and rebellious with a youthful, artistic sense of style.