Shorty Boots.

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Black And White 1950’s Styled Jacket.

February 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Black and white jacket reminiscent of ones worn in the 1950’s

The History of Coats and Jackets from the 1950’s.

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 Charles James Coat, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Underwater Fashion

September 12, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Fashion model underwater with diver in dolphin tank, Marineland, Florida Toni Frissell, 1939

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Fashion model underwater in dolphin tank, Marineland, Florida, Toni Frissell, 1939

Weeki Wachee spring, Florida, Toni Frissell, 1947

Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, Toni Frissell, 1947

 The Life Aquatic with Bruce Mozert

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Silvers Springs, Florida. Bruce Mozert Photographer

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straphangers – 1952

July 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Stripes

July 14, 2014 § 3 Comments

This summer the trend seems to be stripes, and in this post I pay homage to Bill Cunningham. I found trying to snap pictures of New Yorkers, who always seem to be in a  hurry – not easy. The fact that he’s still doing this in his 80s on a bicycle is truly amazing.IMG_1183

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Surfing Thongs

July 13, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida there wasn’t whole lot of surfing going on. We still had a surf shop though and lived by the beach, so spent most of our time in flip flops or zoris, which is what my dad called them. I remember when Surfing Thongs became popular. There wasn’t  anything that had that cushiony feel when you walked. They were light, but thick. I loved them. Now that summer’s here and we’re getting ready to make our annual exodus from the city to visit Grandma in Florida I find myself reminiscing about the first time I tried a pair on. How unusual they seemed from the regular flip flops we would buy at the five & dime store near the beach. No wonder now my favorite summer shoe is Ginger by Reef.

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I. Miller Shoes

March 16, 2014 § 11 Comments

In 1952 my grandfather Ben Benjamin became the General Manager for the I. Miller Shoe Company.

I. Miller – A Little Jewel Box of a Shoe Store, New York Times Feb. 10th, 2008

Follow up to the 2008 New York Times article:  At Restored Landmark in Times Square, Mixing ‘Brash and Beautiful’

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New York Times, April 17th, 1955

I. Miller Shoe Advertisement from The New York Times, April 17th, 1955.

Andy Warhol found early success as a commercial artist and was hired by I. Miller as their chief illustrator in the 1950’s.

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B.Benjamin Bio 1954

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Courtesy The Library of Congress: Reproduction Number: LC-G612-T-36355-B,Call Number: LC-G612- 36355-B <p&p> [P&P] Date Created/Published: 1939 Oct. 21.

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