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"It's My Goal To Re-label Gloves As An Essential Accessory To Any Wardrobe" NYFW Designer Dorthy Gaspar Talks Gloves Vintage Fashion And More

Before the 20th-century, gloves could symbolize a woman's class. Wealthy women had smooth, thin, and healthy looking hands (due to them not working or helping with house choirs) while housewives had more homely looking hands; so they would often wear gloves to cover them. Gloves became worn as everyday attire throughout the '30s, '40s, and '50s - Women would often wear them with formal attire, to sports events, and for manual labor. Now in present time, gloves have become less popular and are mostly worn in the winter. I spoke to Dorthy Gaspar - A designer dedicated to helping people re-discover the glamour that gloves can bring to an outfit.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your life? How did it lead you to start designing? A: "Gaspar comes from three generations of glove-making. I learned the trade from my parents when I was a teenager. Sometime after immigrating to the United States, I found work under another family-owned glove-making company. My expertise …
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Norma Jean Vintage: When Hawaiian Charm Meets Old Hollywood Glamour

When you think of Viva Las Vegas, you think of rock 'n roll, pinup pageants, and lots of Hawaiian style dresses - And you'd be right to. Since it's around that time of year again I wanted to introduce you to Sandra - A designer popular for her tropical/pinup inspired designs that are often worn to the fun-filled event. I spoke to her to get to know more about and her designs so you'll be able to rock 'n roll in style!


Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your life and how it lead you to start your shop?
A: “That’s a great question… If you were to look at the first and last half of my life you would think it was of two completely different people. The most popular comment at my 10-year high school reunion was, “Sandra’s wearing a dress!
I attended college on a softball scholarship and was a member of the 1995 National Championship Team. At that competitive level, I had no choice but to focus all of my attention on playing so that’s what I did until I graduated. Once I…