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Valentine's Day is here. Whether you look forward to this annual holiday of love with giddiness or dread, it's hard to deny the allure of a vintage romance on film. There's just a certain je ne sais quoi about watching two iconic actors of yesteryear engage in a (often doomed) romance on screen. 

Looking back at classic films from the 40's, 50's and 60's, it's clear that many of those on-screen trysts are simply not going to work out. The unpredictability of the endings, in comparison to the by-the-book story lines of rom-com's nowadays, is refreshing and adds dimension to these vintage love stories. Not a fan of the whole love-story aspect? Ditch the romance and watch these films for the drool-worthy fashions.


Of course I would start with this classic film—one of the greatest of all time. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lovers who reconnect in the exotic locale of Morocco. They plan to run off together again, but, well, you know the rest. One of the most iconic lines of all time makes this a romantic film with a twist. You simply need to see it at least once. Besides, Ingrid Bergman's casual yet chic style is enough to keep us coming back for more.

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My Grandma still refers to my Grandpa as “my sweet man.” There is something so sweet about enduring love- the kind that lasts through the hard years, poor years, good years, rich years, kids, grandkids, great grandkids and wrinkles.

My Grandpa still looks at my Grandma like she's the only girl in the room (I'm not joking. It's adorable). They still hold hands and kiss, they still argue about how a story should be told, they sing in a choir together and say things like, “I love you, you old foagie.” Isn't it perfectly sweet to see older couples that have still got it?

Can you tell I'm thinking a lot about love? My anniversary and Valentine's Day are in the same week- so I can't help it. I'm especially thinking about lasting love. So in honor of my Grandparents and true love birds everywhere, I'm thinking of making my Valentine's Day a vintage one. A Valentine's Day that says, “We have the kind of love that will last through the years; a classic love, an enduring love. You'll always be my sweet man.”

So if you're a little bit tired of the regular ways to celebrate Love Day, like overpriced flowers and crowded restaurants, here are a couple of ways to create a romantic and classic Vintage Valentine's Day:

♥ Do something old-fashioned together. I think it sounds kind of amazing to do something other than go to dinner and a movie. No? Here are a few of my thoughts:

Walk around downtown together

Slow dance together in your living room

Go on a boat or bike ride

Have a candle-lit picnic

Recreate a classic vintage photo (My favorite is the one of the sailor kissing the nurse.)

Image Source: Huffington Post

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You may not have snow yet (or perhaps your neck of the woods doesn't get snow at all), but one fact is undeniable - the holiday season is upon us. That means you will have parties to attend frequently, whether it's your office party, a family get-together or even the ugly sweater party. The latter has become a staple of the holiday season, but I say you should wear your "ugly" sweater with pride and non-ironically all through the season! Here, use 1940's film actress Deanna Durbin as your spirit guide:

Not wearing a winter coat outside is ill-advised at best /mom

Holiday outfits are so much more than toques (I'm Canadian - I don't know what they are called elsewhere. A beanie?), a knit sweater and some thin gloves. Let's look at some classic holiday films that prove you can still be flawless while dodging patches of ice on the sidewalk.

It's a Wonderful Life

Released in 1946, It's A Wonderful Life is a little dark and a lot hopeful. Donna Reed's outfits range from comfortable (like the cozy dress above) to impeccably tailored and form fitting.

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If you’re like me and feel you were born in the wrong era, you will often find yourself gravitating toward actresses of yore for style and beauty inspiration. When it comes to film fashion, you can’t get much better than the ten years spanning 1955-1965. We’re talking Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, Tura Satana in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, and the one and only Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock classics like The Birds.

Tippi famously battled both birds and the notoriously difficult director himself, but always did so with a perfectly coiffed head of golden blonde hair and a meticulously fabulous wardrobe that straddled the changing fashions of the age. Equally comfortable in styles similar to Dior’s “New Look” (cinched waist, full skirt) and the mod awakening in the 1960s, Tippi started her career as a model for brands like Sea Nymph. I think I speak for all of us when I say that I want and need the bathing suit she is wearing in this gorgeously retro campaign below (that’s Tippi relaxing casually in the middle).

Once she started working with Hitchcock in 1963, her style persona was fully realized. It takes incredible poise and, frankly, guts to endure what Tippi endured during the filming of The Birds. And yet she never missed a beat style-wise – her hair fashionably messy, her dress and jacket ensemble matched perfectly with a clasp-close tote (I am hoping said tote was filled with some sort of bird-deterrent. Girl deserves to have an adorable cat friend that will pop out and save the day stowed away in there).

After the film’s release, Tippi continued to impress with her effortless style in over fifty other motion pictures and television appearances. Her classic make-up preferences would not look out of place on today’s models – after all, the winged eyeliner trend was all over the F/W 2013 runways. No matter where you go, no matter what the occasion, a classic beauty look like Tippi’s will never steer you wrong. It’s pulled-together, smart and looks effortless (even if it’s really not – but no one else has to know that).

When in doubt about what to wear, ask yourself, “What would Tippi do?” You can wear tailored pants or you can rock a calf-length skirt that billows out beautifully from your body. Either way, you’ll be able to make a swift getaway from flocks of roving birds while maintaining your own style icon status.

Want to score Tippi's effortlessly pulled together look? Shabby Apple's fitted and flared dresses will get you there. My favourite, the Estate Houndstooth Pencil Dress, is classy and cute. Pair it with a blazer for a modern look or go full-on Tippi with a large, pearl accented brooch (like Shabby Apple's Krista!)

Shabby Apple Estate Dress

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 Okay, so I know that “The Dick Van Dyke Show” isn’t a movie classic, but I just can't write about vintage fashion without mentioning Mary Tyler Moore! She’s hardly ever talked about as a style icon, but what people don’t know is that Mary completely revolutionized women’s fashions in the 60's!
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