Fashion & Culture Myths

1950s Poodles and Ponies

The 1950s has always been a super popular "flashback" era. Even going back a few decades to the 70s, TV shows like Happy Days indicated we still loved the 50s. 1980s movies like Back to the Future demonstrated again that we still still loved the 50s! For doll fans, 2015 introduced 1950s-themed American Girl Mary Ellen--and she and her pony tail were quite a hit. Read more about 1950s Poodles and Ponies

Annie's Hair

Little Orphan Annie
Annie, of "Little Orphan" fame, has quite the hairstyle! Judging from the list of Annies we've had since the Broadway musical Annie struck gold in the 1970s, the vintage comic strip heroine has apparently sported her signature carrot coiffure like some version of a Harpo Marx cosplayer.

Actually, I think most of the stylists responsible for Annie's curly "do" over the last few decades got it wrong. Read more about Annie's Hair

The Feather Didn't Happen

1920s Head Fashion

You just can't come across a 1920s novelty "costume" today without encountering the feather. You know what I mean, that gaudy headband thingy with the single feather proudly protruding from it that supposedly demonstates to us that this is what the 1920s really and truly looked like. It's a common culture and universal belief.  But I'm here to tell you people, the feather didn't happen. Read more about The Feather Didn't Happen