Vintage Fashion Looks

My vintage fashion looks from the 1930s-1950s with a modern twist.

How to dress like a 1940s Femme Fatale!
A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

When in doubt, wear a Handmacher suit!

When in doubt, wear a Handmacher suit! I’m a huge fan of vintage skirt suits, and if you are curious about the reasons, read my article about the 1940s-1950s suits.  I don’t look for any particular brands when searching for a new addition to my growing suit collection. With the exception of the Taylored by Handmacher suits! You can see in the picture below, an example of one of my lovely 1950s Handmacher suits. The exact same one, at least style-wise, was featured in Harper’s Bazaar from 1952.

What to do during self-isolation!
The 1940s DuBarry dress for the modern girl!

The Vintage Woman Magazine Issue 2: Identity

The Vintage Woman Magazine!

  Today, I would like to announce that Issue 2: “Identity” is out, and you don’t want to miss it!  
With this second issue, we are putting a stamp on our own identity. In this issue, we touch on what some people may think of as taboo subjects. Including topics such as how to please yourself and a frank discussion of feminism presented in a way that may be new to you. This is why I started The Vintage Woman.
Executive Editor & Founder Jade Stavri-Ratcliffe

Top 10 Shiseido products

Top 10 Shiseido products

There is only one woman I know, who is a bigger shopaholic ...

A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

Examples of CC41 clothes and lingerie from my personal collection.   I've been fascinated ...

How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing Establishing the year in which a particular vintage ...