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    Dating Advice from the 50's

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     I laughed when I read this advice years ago but you know, it stuck with me.  "Going on a date? Bring a dollar and a dime."  This is from a handbook on dating do's and don'ts from the 1950's.  I think the dime was to call home and the dollar was to take the bus if the date didn't work out.  The thought is a good one: Be self sufficient, think ahead, and plan for the worst.  And by the way, don't forget your lipstick, a mirror, and a hanky.

    Need more 1950's dating advice?  Here's a few goodies I found:

    • A man should always ask a woman for the date.
    • A man should always use heaps of flattery to woo a woman.
    • Young adults must only date one person at a time.
    • Ask your date out by Wednesday.
    • A lady must always be on time for her date.
    • A man always pays for the date.
    • No kissing on the first date.

     Yes, the times have changed, thank goodness.   Although, I do like the heaps of flattery idea.  Call me old fashioned but telling me I'm gorgeous will definitely get you a second date !


    How to Dress Vintage Style with "Fashion Forward"

    I received a wonderful book recently called "Fashion Forward - Creating Your Look with the Best of Vintage Style"  The book is set up decade by decade with chapters such as "All Dolled Up - the 1920's to 1930's" and "Cool Cat - the 1940's to 1950's."  Each section includes a description of the decade's style and [...]

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    How Red Set the Scene at the Amendment 18 Photo Shoot

    When setting up for a photo shoot outside the photo studio and choosing the clothing to bring I have to consider the place where we are shooting, the atmosphere, the lighting, and the background.  Amendment 18 is a basement club set up like a 20's speakeasy.  It has low intimate lighting and the colors are subdued warm [...]

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    Valentine Hearts at Hey Viv !

    Happy Valentines Day !  We've been putting together our Valentine Special Page on the website and I thought I'd tell the story behind one of our special Valentine Heart Necklaces.I met Jen Macaluso-Ciraolo of Hey, Dollface at an Art, Craft show in Staten Island and was immediately impressed.  Jen made and showed cute jewelry in colors that gladdened my [...]

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    Rose Marilyn Sweater - New from Steady Clothing

    The Rose Marilyn Sweater by Steady Clothing is now available at Hey Viv ! This lightweight sweater by Steady Clothing will keep you in style in any weather. The 3/4 sleeves are flattering and this sweater features a cute removable rose brooch.  It comes in Red or Black in size Small up to Size 2X. Made in [...]

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    Classic Berets at Hey Viv !

    Keep warm and enjoy color this winter.  Classic berets from Hey Viv ! are 100% wool and come in 5 colors, red, camel, brown, black, and purple. Mix and match the colors to your outfit. Each beret has a matching bow - wear it at any angle and look good. You'll never go out of style.

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    Hearts & Roses - a Vintage Inspiration

    Just got in a shipment of Black Velvet, Red Velvet, and Cherry Print Clutch Purses from Hearts & Roses. And boy, are they cute !        I first met H&R at a show at the Javits Center in NYC.  I was impressed by their line of vintage inspired dresses and skirts [...]

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    Having Fun with Gift Sets

    Love it when I get to use my imagination and have a little fun.  Since the holidays are coming up I decided to put some Gift Sets together using our retro accessories, scarves, and applique socks. They can be a treat for you or given as a gift.  To get  inspiration I turned to Instagram.   I [...]

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