Hello, I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Collecting 1950's! The 50's was a fun decade, and the jewelry from that time reflects this. Unlike the crystal clear rhinestones of the 1940's which mimicked real jewels, costume jewelry in the 50's was more about kitschy. There were brightly colored plastics, faux pearls, petite… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: How to Identify 50’s Costume Jewelry
Hey there folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reviews! In this section I will be reviewing music albums. I hope this will help other retro fans who are looking to add to their CD collection. Maybe it will reveal that an album is just what you’re looking for. Or maybe it will show you that… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Ultimate Rock n Roll Collection – The 50’s
Warning: Posts in this segment may contain language that is inappropriate and/or offensive to some readers. I had another dream about music when I should have had sugarplums dancing through my head early on Christmas Morning... I dreamed I was riding my childhood bike which was in pretty good condition for being 25 years old. I… Continue reading Dream Blog: Cover Story
After reading my fashion posts, some of you might know that I'm not the biggest fan of the over-done, clichéd 1950's era inspired costumes. BUT! Seeing as Halloween is almost upon us, it is a different case at this time of the year. It's the one time of year when dressing as a caricature of… Continue reading Keeping the 50’s Alive: 1950’s Inspired Costumes!
Welcome to 50’s Study Hall! In this section, I will be publishing a series of lists with facts and short biographies that can be used as a reference. Please feel free to message me if any of the info needs correcting, or if you have anything to add. I hope this section will help readers… Continue reading Fifties Study Hall: Top Groups of the 1950’s
It's back to school time, so I'd like to introduce a new section of Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever: Fifties Study Hall! (Don't worry, it's not as boring as it sounds!) The "Study Hall" section of this blog will differ from the other blog entries. Instead of writing an article-style entry… Continue reading Introduction to Fifties Study Hall
Welcome to "Shopping For True Vintage 50's Clothes"! This four-part series will help you learn what True Vintage 1950’s clothing should actually look, feel, and heck, even smell like. This first entry will focus on labels (tags) that are on a garment. If you are considering purchasing a garment from a certain era and it… Continue reading Shopping For True Vintage 50’s Clothes Pt. 1: Identifying Vintage By Labels