Have you ever stepped into a shop thumbing through stacks of vinyls? Or did you ever stumble across a giant stack of really old photographs or postcards and decided to look through them all? How did it make you feel? Did it make you feel curious? I’m forever stuck in this fabric of time constantly wondering what it would have been like if I was walking through the streets of Manhattan in the 1950s. A total Mrs. Maisel moment.
A time when women assembled full on ensembles for simple errands. Or what they would have worn to a school dance or their first date. Women who made sure their shoes matched their purses. Men dressed in suits, adorned briefcases for business meetings and always had a glass of bourbon when they were at work. Maybe it was the gatherings they would have. It wasn’t just red solo cups and party plates. These get-togethers would have the following dishes; potato salads, Jell-O mold salads, angel food cake, deviled eggs and Cheez Wiz. They would smoke their cigarettes and listen to music. Everything was perfect. Everything was stylish. It fills my heart with joy but sometimes it makes me sad because I know that’s where I belong.
So with that being said, here is my love letter to the yesteryears - those moments long forgotten collecting dust in the back of antique stores or nestled safely in your grandmother's closet. This is to all of the drive-in’s, soda fountains, petticoats and polka dots. Need an escape? I got you covered. Let’s go back in time.
Megan is currently working in advertising with Vintage Woman Magazine. Her vintage palette/collection consists of 40s and 50s fashion with 1920s Art Deco style. She lives in South Lake Tahoe with her husband and her dog Abby. Breakfast is her favorite meal of the day and she lives for spa days and sweatpants.