charm school

Vintage Lessons in Modern Times

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what Vintage Charm School is, and what it isn’t. The manuals that we learn from were written in the 1940s-1960s and I think we all know that times were very different then. While some of the wording and customs can sometimes feel quaint there are some that […] Read more…

Party Tips: Fatigue Chasers

When a gal is as positively charming as you are she often gets asked to parties. And dinners. And dates. You don’t want to miss out on any fun but you’ve already had a full day. Nevertheless, you slide on a fresh coat of lipstick and off you go. Our beloved Secrets of CharmĀ (1954) delivers […] Read more…

Party Tips: Let’s Go to a Party!

One of my favorite finds is a giant tome (423 pages!) called “A Secretary’s Guide to Beauty, Charm, Poise” from 1962. That’s right, not only did Secretary’s need to know how to take dictation, write shorthand and fetch coffee they had to do it all with Beauty, Charm and Poise. This “bible” covers: How to […] Read more…

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