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The Vintage Vertigo Team ~ An Etsy Team Spirit Finalist

14 February 2014

Call on Cynthia!

Call on Cynthia is a weekly blog feature where you ladies or gentlemen can get prompt and helpful answer to all your life's problems.





Cynthia is a world renowned beauty and fashion expert and holds a PHD in Nature Sciences. Cynthia is a vintage gal living in a 21st century world.






QUESTION:
Dear Cynthia,
I'm looking for tips on mixing vintage accessories and jewelry with today's fashions.

ANSWER:
How I admire you daring young gals for your bold fashion choices!





Of course, Miss Cynthia wouldn't dream of leaving the house dressed in anything other than the latest look from a 1955 Vogue. Yet, I can understand how one might want to "mix it up" a bit.

The best way to add just the right touch of vintage glamour to even the most modern of outfits? A brooch! It elevates everything from blue jeans to a party dress. Vintage brooches are a delightfully versatile fashion accessory. They can adorn anything from your shoulder, waist, coat, hat or pocketbook.












A vintage brooch in a sleek modern style is always spot on, like this one from the Etsy shop PoppyLesti

Gold Swirl Brooch











A rhinestone brooch adds a pop of color to even the drabbest duds.


This lovely Vintage Butterfly Pin is perfect. You can see and other vintage goodies at KarensChicNShabby










Celebrate every season with a charming holiday brooch:
Bunny Rabbit Pin with green rhinestones from MrsRshop












Need another wonderful way to show the world you're in the fashion know without compromising your vintage sensibilities? Select a vintage brooch that reflects the hottest fashion color of the moment. The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid.

 This Lisner Pink & Fuchsia Brooch  brooch from mamiezvintage is perfect.


When faced with a vintage dilemma, don't fret! Simply chill the champagne and CALL ON CYNTHIA!


Cynthia is a creation of Angela of SunshineSurprises, please watch for a new column each week. if you would like to ask Cynthia a question, please do so in the comments for this blog post.  You may be lucky enough to have your question answered in her next column.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great advice and great selections!

Debbie from FreeLiving

NeverTooOld said...

Cynthia, Delightfully wonderful read! I truly believe your column will be a hit and your words inspiring to those up and coming fashionistas! I had no idea (no idea there was such a thing?) "Radiant Orchid" is the 2014 color of the year. Cool read!

Anonymous said...

Cynthia, I just bought this beautiful 1940's vanity in it's original state, I wish I could send you pictures, anyhow, I'm wondering if I should sand and refinish to this shabby chic I've read about or leave it as such? I know it must be hard without seeing the piece, but please share with me your thoughts.

Angela Spiess said...

Thank you for your kind words! I'll be sure to pass them along to Cynthia!
Fabulous question, Anonymous! Please keep your eye on future columns for Cynthia's response.

Blue Moon Attic said...

Cynthia, I am loving your column and look forward to more advice.