What to Wear Wednesday, Fashion Icons

This week's style icon is Louise Brooks. She was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Louise starred in seventeen silent films and eight sound films before retiring in 1935. Louise Brooks laughed when she was called an icon, refused to smile in photographs, claimed to hate Hollywood. It was even... Continue Reading →

What To Wear Wednesday, Hair Styles

What To Wear Wednesday: Hair Styles What hair to wear? Well, that can be complicated. Grab a cocktail and let's begin this journey. This can be a complicated topic as each decade, from the early to the later periods, varied widely. Also, in some of these decades were wars that brought much difference in fashion for... Continue Reading →

What To Wear, Pencil Skirts

Pencil Me In For One Of Those Nifty Skirts Love 'em or hate 'em, the Pencil Skirt holds a very special place in history. In my opinion, the Pencil Skirt is one of the most flattering skirts for any shape and figure, other than the circle skirt. As I always talk about in the Retrocentric... Continue Reading →

What To Wear, Lipstick

What is the most important accessory for a retro gal? It’s not her adorable basket purse or her fascinator, nor is it her cat-eye jeweled sunglasses. It's her red lipstick! My grandmother never left the house without her lipstick on. Oftentimes, when we had talked her into going and getting ice cream late at night,... Continue Reading →

What To Wear – Foundation Garments

A little piece I wrote for Retrocentric... A few years ago when I was establishing Retrocentric here in Cincinnati, I started the What To Wear Wednesdays blog. It was so much fun to write about the different frocks of each era, to explain foundation garments, and to show off some of the pretty things in... Continue Reading →

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