Throwback Thursday: Retro Travel

For Throwback Thursday today I will be a “Jet-Setter”. I am getting on a plane (or two) and heading off to New York City!

Fashion Week is this week and I was awarded the luxury of a Free Hotel stay at the W Hotels Union Square.  A I was planning my trip and packing of course some very vintage minded apparel and accessories for the trip, it made me ponder what travels used to be like?

In the 1950s, people travelled by air, train, by sea and by road. This is also the time when the demand for owning private cars rose in the UK. In fact, traditional forms of transport such as buses and trains were abandoned in favour of private cars. This is because cars enabled people to discover travel destinations that were previously unthinkable by bus or train.

In the 1950s, people got around basically the same way people do today.They went to work in cars, busses, or trains. More people rode busses and trains to work (percentage wise) than do today. Most middle class families only had one car. On vacation, people drove, took the train, or went by plane. Airlines were not as numerous as they are today and most people could not afford to take their entire family by plane. Kids rode to school on the same old school bus as kids today. A lot more kids rode their bikes (pedal type!) to school because many schools were in small towns or there were several close schools in districts in large cities. Many kids even walked to school. Major cities had taxi cabs but they were an expensive way to travel. In cities like New York, a large percent of the population used the subway (called the “EL” [elevated]) in some cities. There were more passenger trains in large cites than there are today. Just an example–I lived in New Jersey and was a NY Yankee fan. To go to a game at Yankee Stadium we would take the bus that picked us up on the corner of my street, take that bus to another city where we got a bus that took us into New York City. In the City we got on the Yankee Stadium exit.

I am excited about the trip today and in some ways am thankful our resources have changed but I still think it would be fun to travel 1950’s style so today while traveling I am going to dress teh part and play along a tad. I mean just cuz I can’t  GO RETRO doesn’t mean I can’t LOOK retro, right?

Sources:

http://www.ask.com/question/how-did-people-travel-in-the-1950-s

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_people_in_the_1950%27s_get_around

Throwback Thursday: Back to Domestic Bliss

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Woman’s fulfillment and keeping her man happy, having a clean home and raising good children has been outdated until recently again. It seems everywhere I turn I am finding more and more retro minded women wanting to have this “Domestic Bliss” back in their lives. The women who once wanted it all now want to go back to simpler times and I am one of them.

Old style cooking, Martha Stewart and other cooking shows began to gain popularity once again. The love for the kitchen and cooking for your man exuded once again. Retro hairstyles, makeup, tools , trends, all of it started trending again.

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The Retro Woman has the look of perfection even when it is not.

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As a fashion designer I love the Retro Woman and her style. I love that she wears aprons when cooking, baking and crafting. I love that she wants to take care of her man.

6a011279720aee28a40120a7ef61de970b-320wi I love that she wants to keep her house and home clean and tailored. I love the styles of hair do, the makeup she wears and the shoes and pearls to go with it!

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I tend to be more of 1930s,40’s, 50s kind of gal but I am also a Mad Men lover and love the 60s even as wrought with confusion as it was. I love the fashion the style and the mix between the women and their roles in life and how they emulated themselves.

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I want Throwback Thursday to be a walk, skip and a jump down memory lane. I want to showcase the images, cards, even the silliness of things like how were excited over getting a vacuum for a birthday gift!

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Stay tuned for more info on the Retro Woman each week. Also follow us on Facebook to hear little tidbits, snips and snippets from time to time as well as a chance to see my Aprons and Apron Additions as they come to out to fit the Retro Woman in you!

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Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie