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WHAT ROGER & BRIAN WORE – QUEEN

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

To continue on my last post about What Queen Wore. Here’s a photo of the band Queen from the early 1970’s. Roger’s wearing the coolest black leather shirt jacket, a lot like this one we had, shown here without it’s belt. It also was made in England. The label read: “Ian Mankin, Made In England, Eric Ross & Co”. We’ve also had a few of those floppy hippie hats like Roger’s wearing. Then there’s Brian May ( genius extraordinaire ) wearing a classic pinstripe 1940’s style jacket. We’ve had many of these over the years & always will. These pinstripe jackets & suits will look amazing forever & ever, they just simply do not go out of style…ever!

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Omega-3s May Prevent Full-Blown Schizophrenia

Monday, August 17th, 2015

In order to look good in our vintage clothing we have to feel good. I’ve been studying nutrition obsessively ever since I found out I have Aspergers. I used to have a terrible time with panic attacks but through changing my diet to a low acid diet, they’re all but gone. If I go off my healthy diet, then they return!

If you have a doctor who’s still stuck in the 80’s and tells you they’re caused by stress, go find a new doctor right away & do not look back! This is old & way out dated belief by doctors who just simply don’t know anything about it and this is their way of not admitting they are too lazy to research it. In this day and age there’s no excuse for a doctor not to know it’s a physical problem.

I will write a post about anxiety in detail later but I came across this article about Omega 3s and had to pass it along. Omegas are part of what I use in my diet to combat anxiety. The entire B vitamin group is essential too but Omegas are amazing! I found this article from LIVE SCIENCE.com one of my all time favorite websites.

Here’s a link to this article on their website: http://www.livescience.com/51812-omega-3-prevent-schizophrenia.html

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Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent the development of full-blown schizophrenia in people who are at high risk of the disease, new research suggests.

What’s more, omega-3s seemed to prevent the study participants from developing psychosis for several years after people stopped taking them, according to the study.

The findings suggest a possible treatment for people at risk of developing this notoriously difficult-to-treat condition, the researchers said. Currently, people with schizophrenia are treated with antipsychotic medications, but the drugs don’t work for everyone, have side effects, and typically have to be taken for life, meaning they aren’t suitable for people who have some symptoms, but no diagnosis of schizophrenia.

“There may be alternatives to antipsychotic medication in treating and preventing the onset of psychotic disorder,” said study co-author Dr. G. Paul Amminger, a psychiatrist at the University of Melbourne in Australia. “Omega-3 fatty acids are basically a stigma-free and even longer-term preventive strategy with minimal associated risks and side effects.” [6 Foods That Are Good for Your Brain]

However, the study was relatively small, so follow-up work is needed to confirm the findings, Amminger said.

Omega 3 and the brain

Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in foods such as fatty fish, eggs and walnuts, and several early studies suggested the compounds may quiet inflammation in the body. Some research has found that omega-3s improve heart health and chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and depression. (However, a large, recent study of omega-3s showed they failed to improve heart health, according to findings published in 2014 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.)

People with schizophrenia often have high levels of inflammatory chemicals in their body, but low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. Amminger and his team wondered whether brain inflammation partly causes schizophrenia, and so they decided to test whether giving omega-3 supplements, such as fish oil, could help prevent inflammation and thereby stop schizophrenia from developing in the first place.

The researchers recruited 81 teenagers and young adults who were at high risk of developing full-blown psychosis within a year. The youngsters, who were between ages 13 and 25, all had some of the earliest symptoms of schizophrenia. For instance, some were hearing voices or hallucinating, but these symptoms lasted at most a few days. Others were having delusions that someone was trying to harm them, but they were able to quickly disregard those fleeting thoughts. (About 30 percent of adolescents and young adults with such symptoms will go onto develop clinical schizophrenia or psychosis, Amminger said.)

Half of the group took an omega-3-rich fish oil supplement for 12 weeks, while the other half received a placebo pill that was laced with a tiny hint of fish oil. The team followed the study participants for seven years.

Just 10 percent of the patients who took the fish oil supplement developed schizophrenia, compared with 40 percent of the patients in the control group, the researchers found.

The study was fairly small and it’s not clear why the omega-3s may have benefited the patients, but one possibility is that the compounds interrupted the cascade of inflammatory chemicals at just the right stage of the disease.

“One explanation is it puts you on a different developmental trajectory,” Amminger told Live Science. “So when you are able to interrupt this cascade, which leads to a full threshold psychotic disorder, it seems you don’t experience the same amount of risk.”

Because most high-risk patients do not go on to develop schizophrenia, doctors typically don’t prescribe a low-dose antipsychotic to people experiencing these types of symptoms, Amminger said. Antipsychotics are effective, but cause weight gain, high cholesterol, and diabetes, Amminger said.

By contrast, omega-3 supplements have few known side effects, Amminger said.

Still, follow-up work needs to confirm the findings. A handful of other studies are evaluating omega-3 supplementation and its effect on schizophrenia, so those can provide a more definitive answer, Amminger added.

The findings were published today (Aug. 11) in the journal Nature Communications.

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Maya Angelou

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Most people who love vintage clothing and antiques dream about going back in time to the decade they love the most or I hear people talk allot about “The Good Ole Days”.  From my experience the 1940’s and 50’s are the most popular. After watching the nightly news many nights I’ve also thought about going back to a simpler time in life, less crime, less corruption, less responsibilities. That was until I saw an interview of Maya Angelou by Oprah Winfrey last Sunday on her Super Soul Sunday show. My new favorite show!

I’m a huge fan of Maya Angelou. There was no one like her, ever. Her hypnotic voice, her intelligence and wisdom. She reminds me of an owl. When I was 13 I used to pretend there was a wonderful big old wise owl named Maya that lived in the woods and I could go there and talk to her, sit with her and get advice & share a meal. It was based on Maya Angelou. I had left home at age 13 and lived on the street for just about 1 year. I slept in the bushes at my school at night, & hung out in the various public libraries during the day. That’s where I learned about reading and Maya Angelou. One day I sat down at a big brown table with open scattered magazines and papers all over it. By chance, right in front of where I sat down was an open magazine with her poem, Alone. It was the 1st time I had heard of Maya Angelou. I read it over and over trying not to cry in public. How would that look, a tough punk rock brat with a mohawk crying in public over a poem. I really connected to it, especially in my situation. I was totally alone at the time. I started looking up other things she wrote and fell under her spell ever since. I also used to pretend & wish she was my relative. How lucky her son is to have had her as a mother.

Anyway, in this interview with Oprah she was talking about getting her first job as a trolley car conductor. I think she said she was 16 years old at the time. She was persistent and sat in the office waiting to apply for this job. Up on the TV screen pops an old black and white photo of about 3 or 4 white women in these adorable 1940’s military inspired uniforms with their garrison caps on standing in front of a trolley car. They looked so pretty, dependable, and friendly. The main reason she wanted the job was to wear that uniform. Maya went on to say while she sat there waiting the women who worked in this office would tease her and push out their lips at her. As soon as I heard this my heart just sank! I was so shocked I felt  my throat choking up. I could not believe what I was hearing. Whenever I hear of such blatant cruelty I usually think of young teenage boys, but the thought of these adult women, who looked so similar to me & my friends, being so disgusting made me sick. I then began to think about the fact that, that was normal behavior back then & despite all of the crime and horrible problems we have now I don’t want to go back in time if that’s what people, other so called ladies, did to innocent young girls. We may have our problems now but I’m grateful we’ve come along way in other areas. This would not be tolerated now. Thank God. She did get the job becoming the first black operator in San Fransisco. Amazing!

Below, I took my favorite photos of Dr. Maya Angelou and added my favorite quotes of hers that have inspired me and given me hope over the years. I had to include the vintage photos of course because I still love the vintage clothing!

 

 

Maya Angelou vintage photos

Maya Angelou vintage photos

Maya Angelou vintage photos

Maya Angelou vintage photos

 

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Maya Angelou vintage photos

 

Maya Angelou vintage photos

Maya Angelou vintage photos

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Maya Angelou vintage photos

Maya Angelou vintage photos

 

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Maya Angelou – GORGEOUS – vintage photos

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Maya Angelou love the vintage necklace! 1960’s I think right?

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Maya Angelou vintage photos- LOVE the old suit case!

OLDEST PAIR OF PANTS EVER FOUND: 3300 YEARS OLD!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

I’m obsessed with ancient civilizations. Especially with Atlantis. I can’t get enough documentaries about all of the physical evidence they’ve left behind, of their advanced technology. They were way more advanced than we are today. They also had very modern clothing. The myth of ancient man wearing animal skins in a cave has gone the way of Columbus discovered America.

This ancient pair of pants, below, are in remarkable condition considering they’re thousands of years old! Found in an ancient graveyard in western China. They are the oldest pair of pants ever found, reports Science News.  With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. The discoveries, uncovered in the Yanghai graveyard in China’s Tarim Basin, support previous work suggesting that nomadic herders in Central Asia invented pants to provide bodily protection and freedom of movement for horseback journeys and mounted warfare.

 

 

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EXTENDING THE SALE

Monday, March 11th, 2013

vintage clothing for men , women and kids

 

www.poshgirlvintage.com

We have decided to extend our sale for one more week! SEE THE WHATS NEW PAGE FOR ALL THE DETAILS

 

 

 

FREE SHIPPING SALE!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Free shipping sale at posh girl vintage clothing shop.

SALE!

NEW STOCK: Dresses, hats, handbags, wedding dresses.

FREE SHIPPING SALE on all orders $50.00 or more in the USA.

Enter code: FREESHIP during checkout to get free shipping.

Sale ends June 22 2012

HOW TO USE THE CODE:

  1. Place your order & click on the checkout button.
  2. Enter the sale code FREESHIP in the box on the left side called “Discount Coupon”.
  3. Click the update button
  4. You’ll then see the order total change to free shipping.
  5. Finish checking out and payment.

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Women & Girls: Stop Being Jealous Of Other Girls!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

“confidence is not a crime. It does not mean a girl is a bitch or a slut, or thinks she’s better than you. It just means that she likes herself. And personally, I don’t wanna live in a world where any girl with healthy self-esteem is labeled a whore, or where you have to dislike yourself to be considered a nice person.” –Tavi Gevinson

BIG Changes at Posh Girl Vintage

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

BIG Changes at Posh Girl Vintage

  • Under New Management
  • Now Accepting Paypal
  • New Website Redesign
  • A ton of new clothing!

We’d like to introduce you to Emma. She’s the new manager here at Posh Girl Vintage.

She started out as the talent behind Posh Girls new web site makeover heading up all the art work as well as the website coding and shopping improvements. She has since decided to take over running Posh Girl after falling in love with vintage fashion and of course our great collection we have here. Brigitte had to step down due to health issues so Emma was the perfect fit. So much love and passion for well made vintage clothing has gone into Posh Girl Vintage, we didn’t want just anyone taking over. Emma could not be a better choice!

Emma’s background is art, mostly graphic design & photography. She hails from Oklahoma where she went to school, but has also lived & studied in New York, San Francisco, and a brief stint in Vegas working as a black jack dealer.

Photography, art museums, and fashion are her main obsessions along with her little weenie dog Mildred.

She’ll be handling all the customer service from now on so if you have any questions please feel free to email her: shop@poshgirlvintage.com

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Vintage Airstream Trailers

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

If you love vintage Airstream trailers and/or interior design and want more info than just a few pretty pictures then you’ll really love this book. Written by David Winick, who is one of the top vintage trailer restorers in the country and designer of the 75th anniversary Limited Edition Bambi trailer for Airstream.

The reason I chose to review this book on my blog was not just because David is a friend and all around cool and interesting guy, but because his book is really different than any of the others out there now. “Airstreams / Custom Interiors” is a 144 page hard cover coffee table book with over 200 beautiful color images and in depth details of each restoration project over the past five years in his studio. You can actually see and learn about the process from the beginning, from an empty shell, to the very end with the beautiful details. Check out his website for more info.

www.VintageTrailering.com

On The Set Of Monster House

On The Set Of Monster House

Airstream Custom Interiors Published by Schiffer Books

Airstream Custom Interiors Published by Schiffer Books

David & Thom In The Shop

David & Thom In The Shop

Vintage Kids Clothes

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I’m madly in love with vintage children’s, kids & baby clothes! I just  love the quality and style of it, just like with adults vintage clothing. You just don’t find the same specialness in modern kids clothes. We have a ton of amazing children & baby clothing that we’re still in the process of adding to www.Posh Girl Vintage.com.

Including vintage little girls dresses from the 40’s to the 70’s, boys vintage coats and matching little caps from the 40’s & 50’s.  Young girls and toddlers vintage coats with all original tags still attached…unworn. Not just any old kids clothing either, it’s special adorable story book quality styles you can’t find any where else.

We also have, on the way, a collection of 1920’s and 30’s antique baby clothing like hand made sweaters with baby blue fur trim, booties, white cotton hand embroidered baby dresses made in New Orleans and imported fabric from France. Just to name a few.

These photos are just a few of our current favorites. This, below, is a little boys vintage white linen suit from the 1940’s – jacket shorts and cap…Doesn’t get cuter than this!

Kids vintage clothing

Boys 50's Hawaiian Print shirt & Matching shorts

Boys 50's Hawaiian Print shirt & Matching shorts

Girls vintage swing dress

Girls vintage swing dress

1930's Girls vintage blouse

1930's Girls vintage blouse

1950's Vintage Babies / Toddlers Coat & Bonnet Set

1950's Vintage Babies / Toddlers Coat & Bonnet Set

60's vintage sailor dress for little girl

60's vintage sailor dress for little girl

1950's Kids Vintage Coat & Matching Hat in Tan Tweed - Boys or Girls

1950's Kids Vintage Coat & Matching Hat in Tan Tweed - Boys or Girls

1920's antique vintage black velvet kids Jacket

1920's antique vintage black velvet kids Jacket