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Avid thrifter and vintage clothes wearer. Love 1960s and early 1970s styles. Partial to Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Renaissance and Medieval art. Former art historian. Current packrat. On a continual quest for good-looking, comfortable vegan shoes. Bhangra dancer since 2002. Fascinated by all things Indian. Vegan and animal advocate. 

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Ragtime blues

Vintage hat, Frocktasia. 1970s The Villager velvet vest, thrifted, Goodwill. Late 1970s dress by Ragtime, thrifted, Goodwill. Fleur boots by Vegetarian Shoes, Brighton, UK. Bangles purchased in India.

Before I went on holiday in mid-December, I was wearing the hat I bought from Frocktasia nearly every day. I was very bummed when I accidently left it in the taxi from the airport on our arrival in Lisbon. To make matters worse--I was reminded of it when my boyfriend bought this vintage magazine at the Feira da Ladra (flea market) the next day. ABC Revísta Portuguesa magazine, May 11, 1922. Cover illustration by Emmérico Hartwich Nunes (1888-1968). Signed 'E.H. Nunes/1922.

I love the intersecting geometric shapes and simple color palette of this cover.

Another hat-centric illustration from this magazine. I can't make out the signature.

Illustrations of gloves, bags and shoes.

A. also picked up this issue of the same magazine at the flea market.

ABC Revísta Portuguesa magazine, November 3, 1921. Cover illustration by Jorge Barradas (1894-1971). Signed 'Jorge Barradas/1921.

I don't think this illustration is as successful of some of Barradas's other magazine covers but I like the emphasis on the Chinese floral coat with its feathered shawl. (This Barradas illustration for the same magazine, also from 1921 uses the same colors and angle but has a much more pleasing composition.)

Jorge Barradas was a painter, illustrator and ceramic artist. I only just realized that shortly after buying this magazine, A. and I saw a tile panel by Barradas at the National Tile Museum in Lisbon.

The Magi. 1945, by Jorge Barradas, produced by Fábrica Cerâmica Viúva Lamego. Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon.A. bought me this ceramic toadstool magnet at the National Tile Museum in Lisbon. Unfortunately, I can't decipher the maker's signature on the back.

In October, I showed a vintage dress I found at Boomerang and mentioned that I hadn't heard of its label, Ragtime. Just a couple days after that post, I found another Ragtime dress, this time at Goodwill.

In October, I showed a vintage dress I found at Boomerang and mentioned that I hadn't heard of its label, Ragtime. Just a couple days after that post, I found another Ragtime dress, this time at Goodwill. Research on the label didn't turn up anything, but from other dresses with this label I found online, it appears to have been going in the mid- to late-1970s and early 1980s. This dress is a little big, hence the waistcoat in the first photo.

Joining the Visible Monday get-together at Not Dead Yet Style.

P.S. When I think of 'ragtime' I always think of a Leon Redbone album I listened to over and over again in the late 1970s.

Reader Comments (15)

I love Leon Redbone, thanks for the tune. So sorry you lost your hat! Hope another finds its way to you soon. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xo

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatti @ NotDeadYet Style

I haven't heard of that Ragtime label either, but the print is a keeper!

Popped by from Visible Monday.


January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTami Von Zalez

Aw, drag about the hat. That always happens in taxis. I love that style of dress; it's a keeper. Xo

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrunge Queen

So sorry about the hat. It is a real drag when that happens. But those magazines are fantastic, so hopefully that takes away a little of the feeling of loss.

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

What a shame about your hat! I'm sure another one will come along at some point. Gorgeous dress, love the contrasting prints. And I am really delighted to see the Barradas illustrations, they are beautiful. xxxx

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCurtise

It is always sad to loose our favourite things. I remember I had a maxi dress that I loved so much. My sister-in-law borrowed it and then on her way to give it back to me she left it in the taxi, just like you. I still feel sorry about that dress. The old magazines are interesting finds and your dress is super pretty.

January 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

Really sad you lost your hat. Hope another one turns up soon. Pretty dress - looks lovely on you.xxx

January 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

So sorry about your brilliant hat ... but great excuse to find many, many others. Your style is really a lovely interpretation of the real, earliest cultural Bohemians. So cool, you, and great illustrations for us to enjoy. Thank you!

January 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan Graham-McMillen

I'm glad to see you made the most of the Feira da Ladra. those magazines are beautiful!
I'm sorry to hear you lost your hat :( I hope you can find a similar one soon.
The dress is just adorable!!!

January 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMrs D

You look absolutely fabulous!

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Freaky coincidence - we were at the accountants today and got chatting to a stranger in reception who, when he discovered Jon was a musician, asked us if we'd ever come across the musical score for Ragtime Blues!
Sad about your hat but adore that gorgeous red Ragtime dress. The Barradas illustrations are gorgeous, I'd wear that fringed kimono in a heartbeat! xxx

January 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commentervix

Your sense of style is amazing! I love the gypsy 1970s bohemian vibe and your inspirational 1920s pictures.


February 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHope Adela Pasztor

Too bad about the hat! Hope you find a replacement- it goes so well with that dress!

Absolutely love your dress!! Bg love from Hippy at Heart!

July 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRomy / Hippy At Heart

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