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Marlenes Toechter

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Marlenes Toechter

Marlenes Toechter is a vintage and retro clothing inspired boutique for the girls who always wished they could dress like their mother or grandmother did when she was in school. The classic and innocent flowing school dresses, the high waisted pants, the cute pea coats and the penny loafers are some of the styles you’ve always lusted over.

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Model: Eliza Dotlittle – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

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 – This is where Marlenes Toechter draws inspiration, creating new pieces for women who have always lusted over this classic style. The styles portrayed in clothes designed by Marlenes Toechter typically reflect young women’s styles from the 1930’s all the way to the 1950’s.

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Model: Eliza Dotlittle – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

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The high buttoned, conservative styles of the 1930’s are available with long sleeved dresses, longer skirted dresses, and more conservative, classic looks, and the colorful, short skirted, short sleeved and more adventurous styles of the 1950’s are also available. Bowling style tops with bold stripes come in all sorts of styles, and flowing swing skirts come in all sorts of colors.

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Model: Stefanie Schulze – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

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Since the military played such a prominent role in the history of these years, there is a variety of dresses and tops that have collars, stripes and trim done in designs that reflect the military uniforms of the eras. Sailor tops were popular among women, which are also available in the shop.

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Model: Stefanie Schulze – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

Feeling like you’d prefer to embrace your inner cowgirl? If you’re a western girl, there are all sorts of western tops and dresses available, too. Reds, blues and golds are brought together to create vintage western pieces, bringing you back to the styles of the old west.

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Model: Madeleine Bergemann – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

The variety doesn’t stop there. You can even find a dress or adorable top for your child, perfect for a mother and daughter matching outfit. To complete any outfit, check out the accessories department. Anchor purses and hair bows are available in just about any style and color to complement every dress sold in the shop. Even if you’re not ready to wear a whole dress that represents the era, these accessories are perfect to add a hint of retro to your style.

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Model: Frau Pepper – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

With Marlenes Toechter the prices are reasonable and the quality is exceptional and diverse. If you’ve lusted over your mother’s wardrobe, look no further to find an outfit for yourself!

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Pinup Girl

Pinup Girl

When you think “Pinup Girl” the first though that comes to mind may be of those scantily clad vixens posed provocatively in Snap-On Tool Calendar pages or the unforgettable American fetish pinup Bettie Page.

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It is quite true that the original pinup models were the sex symbols of their day and that their images gave happiness, hope and inspiration to the G.I.’s during World War II, but there is much more than sleazy-easy sex appeal to the pinup style. After all, glamorous and talented actresses in the 1930s and 1940s like Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich were considered pin up girls just as much as Jeanne Russell, Lana Turner and Betty Grable were, and Bette Davis’ personality is what really made her gorgeous.

Pinup girl style today looks back to the idealized glamour of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, but is inextricably linked today with burlesque shows, rockabilly music and custom cars. Modern cheesecake ladies combine their vintage outfits with tons of tattoos and hair dyed in primary colors and may even decorate their home in retro designs to complete their modern pinup girl lifestyle.

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Fearless and modern with no qualms about enhancing her natural assets, pun most definitely intended, a pinup girl has confidence in her natural form, and takes pride in the grooming and formality necessary to achieve the pinup look. Sharing their strong feminine identity with the world, modern pinup ladies take the old styles a few steps forward and showcase bad-ass jewelry and patterns within their look like skulls, tattoo flashes or suggestive red cherries and barbed wire on top of their heavy ink.

A pinup girl today rejects the modern fashion trend that encourages unhealthy stick-thin women who would rather die than have a muffin top to keep on exercising and dieting in order to fit into H&M designs. Instead, she buys her clothing from designers and boutiques like Starlets and Harlots, Modemerr or Bettie Page Clothing and ‘structures her assets’ with corsets from Bibian Blue and exquisite lingerie from purveyors such as Kiss Me Deadly and Secrets in Lace. She steps out in style each day of the year and never for a moment regrets the figure she was born with.

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