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May, 2010

  1. Stylish Vintage Barbie Dolls

    May 23, 2010 by 16stone

    Check out these barbies wearing stunning vintage outfits. I’d kill for that purple jumpsuit. The yellow purse just sets it off. Yellow and purple is the ultimate color blocking for me.

     

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  2. Vintage Colonial Gowns of the 1880′s and 1890′s

    May 20, 2010 by 16stone

    Each one of these gowns are detailed and very unique. Gloves, fans, hats, and umbrellas were a key elements to a lady being dressed properly in the 1880′s and 1890′s

    Although I don’t think I’d like to ever wear anything so heavy and buttoned up, I can still appreciate the work that went into these gowns. Imagine having to wear bustles, girdles and wire crinolines in the heat of the south! Thanks but no thanks, lol.

    1890's leg 0'mutton style sleeves

    The 1890′s introduced “leg o’mutton” sleeves which can still be seen in designers work these days. The sleeves got puffier and puffier over the years but eventually died out in 1906. You can usually tell a 1890′s gown because it is bell shaped and usually has flat panels instead of draping. The outfits would consist of a skirt and detachable bodice with an exaggerated bolero. A hat with long feathers would complete the look.

    1880s beaded bodice gown

     

    1880's gown with pleating and cage bustle

     

    1880′s gowns featured the “cage bustle”.  The dresses weren’t as full as bustles in the 1870s, but crisp and tailored into a billowing effect. It was popular to have small pleats in the front with layering fabrics creating a ripple effect from the bodice of the dress. Another thing to note about 1880′s dresses were the cuffs at the wrist of the bodice or jackets. Cuffs were very distinctive to that era, as well as the military inspired buttons on the bodice.

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  3. Career Women: 1940′s

    May 11, 2010 by 16stone

    Check out these vintage beauties in the 1940′s working hard.

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  4. Goodbye to a great vintage beauty: Lena Horne

    May 9, 2010 by 16stone

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    Rest in peace to vintage legend, Lena Horne.The ground breaking star passed away Sunday night at the age of 92. Lena had an amazing career staring as far back as 1942 where she starred in her first MGM filmPanama Hattie. Horne broke color lines in the 1940′s and 50′s as a singer and actress.  She was very light skinned and was of African, European, and Native American decent, but still acknowledged as Black woman. She played a role in the Civil Rights movement by refusing to play for segregated audiences and rallying with noted figures such as Medgar Evers. She will be missed dearly by fans all over the world and here at 16 Stone Vintage.

    For more info about Lena visit the New York Times obituaries.

     

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  5. Rare Vintage Magazine: Brown

    May 6, 2010 by 16stone

    I tried searching the Internet about Brown magazine and nothing at all came up. I’m sure there’s tons of these treasures laying around someone’s attic. It seemed to be a bold magazine discussing all types of gossip and news in the African American community. Let’s hope I come across a copy one day and get to read what it’s all about.

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  6. Pin Up Girls: Sports

    May 4, 2010 by 16stone

    Check out these striking beauties showing off the best they can do at… SPORTS!

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