Fred A. Block was born in Chicago in 1898, one of ten children born to Russian Jewish immigrants. By 1920, he was working at his own dress shop, and in 1933 the Fred A. Block Company leased space at the Merchandise Mart, built in 1930 as a wholesale warehouse store for Marshall Field that would also rent space to other businesses, selling clothing and household goods from the massive Art Deco landmark on the Chicago River. The Fred A. Block label flourished into the 1960s, known for extreme quality and details; a #1940s
dress like this one carried a retail price of about $80-$100, roughly $1200 in today’s dollar. // #ootd #truevintageootd #1940sfashion #fredablock #vintagelabel
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Vintage 1940’s black knit dress set. Made from wool with a dramatic nubby texture. Cardigan has a low v neckline, cut glass buttons with red thread down the front, dolman sleeves, and subtle irregular stripes knit from ribbon throughout. Matching rib knit skirt has an elastic waistband that provides lots of stretch. Fabric also provides stretch.
hips: up to 40-44"
best fits: small | medium
material: all wool
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Rare 1940's yellow wool boucle swagger coat! I did a lot of research before dating this coat to the late 1940's. It's possible I could be off by a few years and it was actually produced in the early 50's, but looking at certain design elements my gut is telling me 40's. Regardless, that cheery yellow color is quite a departure from its more somber wartime predecessors, and this beautiful yellow coat is in amazing condition, fits a variety of sizes, and is available now on Etsy and eBay (shop links in bio). Truly a one-of-a-kind addition to any vintage lover's collection. #1940svintage #1940sfashion #1940sstyle #vintageswaggercoat #vintageswingcoat #newlookstyle #postwarfashion #postwarstyle
One of my Arabic speaking families taught me a nursery rhyme in Arabic. They could not stand another round of Baby Shark Doo Doo haha. The foster mom felt so proud to be the one who is teaching the song. I butchered the song, of course, with my cute Thai accent 🤪. .
After practicing the song for three weeks, I finally got a hang of it. The foster mom, all the tiny humans, and this dorky therapist sang the song together in the therapy session. We were laughing and smiling and clapping together. Then, a magical moment happened...
The foster mom stopped singing and she looked at the tiny humans who stopped singing too. They exchanged a smile that I had not seen in a while. Without singing, they still moved their bodies and clapped their hands together. The rhythm and synchrony that transcended words were so powerful. ✨❤️
The body is healing and the brain is re-wiring the attachment relationship that was broken due to the past abuse. The family as a whole are rewriting their stories and renegotiating what it means to trust one another again. In that moment, I know their journey towards healing as a family has begun. .
Let me be clear, I am not taking any credit. I’m sharing the story because healing takes place in an attuned relationship. I am beyond humbled to facilitate the process and witness the resilience in my work every day. ☺️✨❤️
#ilovemyjob #infantmentalhealth #childrenmatter #familiesmatter #traumainformed #culturalhumility #resilientheart #lovewell #wholehearted #grateful #inspired #truevintageootd #chicagofashion #1940sfashion #1960sfashion
Finally got around to visiting the amazing Battle Abbey. 1070, Pope Alexander II ordered the Normans to do penance for killing so many people during their conquest of England. In response, William the Conqueror vowed to build an abbey where the Battle of Hastings had taken place, with the high altar of its church on the supposed spot where King Harold fell in that battle on Saturday, 14 October 1066. William started building it, dedicating it to St. Martin, sometimes known as "the Apostle of the Gauls," but died before it was completed. Its church was finished in about 1094 and consecrated during the reign of his son William known as Rufus. William I had ruled that the church of St Martin of Battle was to be exempted from all episcopal jurisdiction, putting it on the level of Canterbury.
Miss pitchpatchy scarf , my absolute favourite coat , white vintage wool knitted tights and my comfy 40s boots! Vintage camera case used as a handbag! ☺️
#history #truevintageootd #heritage #wearinghistory #fortiesfashion #1940sfashion #wool #love #vintageoutfit #vintagecorsage #autumn
Our classic midi skirt is made from a mid-weight fabric and drapes beautifully. it’s elegant to wear for smart occasions and perfect for a twirl on the dance floor!