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Anna Piaggi Hat Nostalgia

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Blue hair, rosy cheeks, a dapper cane and a florid of colors. But no trademark spelled Anna Piaggi style like an flamboyant original chapeau. So it is that Milan Fashion Week this year will kick off with "Hat-ology", an exhibition honoring the millinery style icon.    

 

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Coca Cola Summer Nostalgia

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Coca-Cola’s commercial outreach has been boundless, and the fashion world is no exception.  In honor of the last few weeks of lazy summer before the frenzy of fashion week, we have pulled together a mix of our favorite summertime and fashion ads.  

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Happy Birthday Herb Ritts!

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Time and time again, our inspiration folders are filled with the beautifully resonant shots of legendary photographer Herb Ritts. His images are instantly recognizable: rich tonality, classical line, and vibrant characters. This week we celebrate one of fashion's very best, whose work left behind a compelling and inspiring legacy. 

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Gladiator Sandal Nostalgia

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While gladiator sandals are often pegged as the ultimate trend item, their history is in fact long and colorful.  One of history’s oldest shoes, the calf length sandal was appropriated with bravado and conviction by futuristic space age fashion designers.  Perhaps the appeal lies in the fact that the design offers a unique paradox, equal parts provocative and utilitarian. 

 

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Space Age Nostalgia

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This week we look back at a handful of our favorite Space Age fashions, unique looks that simultaneously evoke the retro nostalgia of the 1960s and still retain the spirit of youthful vigor with which they were conceived.

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Fourth of July Nostalgia

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The trappings of summer (starry nights and long beach days) serve as the perfect foil to slip into a patriotic state of mind.  This year, get inspired by our compilation of the smartest stars and stripes, and be sure to celebrate America’s 237th anniversary your own red, white and blue.    

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Fashion's Best Friend

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For Nostalgia this week, we’re putting on the dogs. From Pomeranians to German Police dogs, Fashion’s Best Friend has always provided a creative (and lively) extension of personal style.  Is there is any better way to smarten an outfit than with the right furry fellow?

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Polka-Stripe

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The season of the sun is the perfect time to play around with the prints in your closet.  This week we turned to our own archives for nostalgia inspiration, a pair of beautiful Bill Blass dresses that mix two of fashion’s most iconic prints.  Can’t decide between a bold stripe or a fun polka dot? How about a little of both! 

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Missoni Nostalgia

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The passing of Ottavio Missoni is the end of a love story: the love of heritage, the love for design, and most profound the end of a deep partnership that produced a budding, creative brood.  In honor of his colorful life, we present a handful of brand classics, including our all time favorite vintage Missoni piece

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Mother's Day Nostalgia

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If, as the saying goes, behind every great man lies an even greater lady, then the panorama of eminent twentieth century designers seems to hint that such a synergetic relationship begins in the womb.  In honor of this year’s mother’s day, we look back at five designers whose relationship with their own mothers heavily influenced their careers.

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Punk Nostalgia

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As a rare triple-up effect where a subculture’s defiant aesthetic permeated the salons and runways of high fashion, Punk offers a unique and opportune occasion to inspect the multifaceted development of fashion. This week, we celebrate the Costume Institute's newest show with a few of our favorite punk images.  

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Festival Nostalgia

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While Palm Springs gears up for Coachella round 2, we peek back at the original inspiration for the latest street style spinoff: festival fashion.  Relive the glory of Woodstock through love beads, tie-dye and Joe Cocker. 

 

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Lilly Pulitzer Nostalgia

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Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach’s Princess of Prints, died this week at the age of 81.  This week’s Nostalgia celebrates the vibrant shifts that brought the buzzing energy of the 1960s to the international jet set.  

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Easter Nostalgia

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Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the festival of pastels with a collection of our favorite bunnies… 

 

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Texas Nostalgia

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In honor of SXSW, we take a look back at Texas' most formidable style icon: the cowgirl. If Texas is a state of mind, then Texas style is of a mind of statement dress.

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Marchesa Casati Nostalgia

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Celebrate the birth of the 20th century's most hypnotic muse: Marchesa Luisa Casati.  

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Balenciaga Nostalgia

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A beautiful countess is sent into mourning by the end of Balenciaga.

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Mermaid Nostalgia

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Nostalgia this week was inspired by the languid beauty of the The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs.  The daily performances of these dedicated swimmers evoke references from Botticelli to Jean Paul Gaultier.  The show attracts visitors from around the world to the sleepy Florida town, proving once and for all that there is nothing as evocative as the siren’s call.  


 

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Antoine Verglas Nostalgia

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This week’s Nostalgia is inspired by Verglas’ intimate portraits, which are the subject of the newest book to be published by Click Bookstore and Gallery (and our next door neighbor).  The French photographer became famous in the 1990s for a relaxed, spontaneous style, which borrowed from documentary photography to produce arresting images of the world’s most beautiful women

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Swim Nostalgia II: The Bikini

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Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the evolution of ladies’ beachwear could be considered the case of the incredible shrinking suit, culminating in a showdown between two French designers, Louis Réard and Jacques Heim.  This week's swim nostalgia looks at one of fashion's most explosive designs: The Bikini.

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Swim Nostalgia I

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Our first swimwear slideshow is a reminder that, when it comes to dress, it is summer-wear that usually pushes the boundaries of propriety.  This week we take a look back at classic bathing beauties in one-pieces, from head-to-toe Victorian garb to Rudi Gernreich’s monokini.  What’s better than a beach babe in a suit? Two.  Or three, or four.  

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Anjelica Huston Nostalgia

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This week, we celebrate the birthday of the remarkable Anjelica Huston. Huston’s career in both fashion and film has been marked by an innate regal presence.  From Bob Richardson’s controversial editorials for Vogue Paris to her role as the Alaia-clad Lilly Dillon in The Grifters, the formidable icon has proven time and time again that style is indeed an attitude.  

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Rainbow Nostalgia

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Just in time for 2013’s Pride week, the Supreme Court’s ruled to strike down The Defense of Marriage Act, taking a definitive step forward in the name of love and equality.  To celebrate the decision, we use Nostalgia this week to commemorate the power of the rainbow flag, what has become the most recognized symbol of the gay rights movement.  

 

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Wedding Nostalgia II

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Wedding Nostalgia this week enters the second half of the 20th century.  Starting in the 1960s, the youthquake generation embraced compliant hemlines and unusual embellishments. Click through to see a slideshow of a few of our favorite looks. 

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Wedding Nostalgia I

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Part one of our two week nuptial Nostalgia.  A look back at the early 20th century: miles of silk satin trains, delicate headpieces and the joyful release of a wartime wedding. 

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Nail Art Nostalgia

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After a long decade of clean-cut nudes, the long, dramatic nail is back.  And really, is there any better role for fingernails than a vivid expression of creative individualism? This week, a slideshow to inspire your most ingenious nail art.  

 

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Paris Street Nostalgia

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Parading one's fashionable garb on the ample, shaded avenues of Paris has been a staple of the city’s character since the 19th century. Today we honor that tradition with a quick look back at its history.  

 

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Happy Birthday Cindy!

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MTV's original host of House of Style turned 47 this week.  A look back at her most gorgeous shots. 

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Valentine Diamonds

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It's Valentine's Day! Celebrate with a little shimmer and shine.  

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Stephen Sprouse Nostalgia

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Which American designer would we love to see resurrected?  Today, a little downtown cool from Stephen Sprouse. 

 

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Brassiere Nostalgia

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Dream in pink... a little history on the birth of the bra. 

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Emerald Nostalgia

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In honor of Pantone’s Color of 2013, we gathered a few of our favorite emerald images.  

 

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VMA Nostalgia

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From live serpentine stoles to scarcely-dead, draped tunics, the MTV Video Music Awards have provided an unparalleled platform for the most extravagant and scandalous fashion experiments.  This week we look back at a handful of our favorite moments in the award show’s twenty-nine year run.  

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Fringe Nostalgia

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Today’s Nostalgia stars one of fashion’s most exuberant frills: fringe. The trim’s potential for the kinetic expression of joyful energy has endeared it to generation after generation of performers.  Click through for a few of our favorite images.  

 

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Gatsby Nostalgia

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In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby, the movie’s leading lady graces this month’s cover of Vogue The captivating image inspired us to gather a handful of Vogue covers from the golden age illustration, along with our favorite flapper terminology.  Puttin’ on the Ritz, indeed!  

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Stephen Burrows Nostalgia

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On Friday morning, the Museum of the City of New York opens the first major retrospective on of the 1970's brightest stars; "When Fashion Danced" celebrates the vibrant styles of Stephen Burrows. 

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Plaid Nostalgia

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Did Chanel’s latest Metiers d’Art Show set off the latest fashion craze? This week we look back at one of Fall 2013’s emerging trend: plaid, a seemingly formulaic design that allows for endless interpretations.  

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Skyscraper Nostalgia

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Ed Koch's New York City in today's nostalgia! Never was the convergence of American progress and theatricality more apt than in the bold aesthetics of the 1980s.

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New Year, New Hat

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Out with the old, and in the new...

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New Years Eve Nostalgia

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Pop the Bubbly! Champagne delight has always been a staple of the grandest celebrations.  Get inspired for the New Year with this week's nostalgia. 

 

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Pink Bow Nostalgia

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From all of us at PinkClouds, here’s the very best to you and yours; may you get everything you have wished for this holiday season, wrapped up in lovely pink bow. 

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Miami Nostalgia

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Nostalgia this week is for all the snowbirds flocking down to Miami for Art Basel.

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Grace Coddington Nostalgia

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Grace Coddington’s lovely and candid memoir launched last week.  Today, we take a look at her early years as a model and love of feline companions. 

 

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Thanksgiving Nostalgia

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Happy Thanksgiving to our PinkClouds girl. Shake Ya Tailfeather!

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Coney Island Nostalgia

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

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Remembering Anna Piaggi

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We were very sad to hear that one of the most colorful fashion icons, Anna Piaggi, passed away.

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Brad Elterman

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Here are some of our favorite Brad Elterman images—featuring some of our favorite people.

 

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Acclaimed Costume Designers

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Colleen Atwood is one of the most prolific costume designers of our time. The three-time Oscar winner has worked in bringing the clothing of some of the biggest films of the past decade to life.

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