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Vintage Look Book: I Won’t Send Roses

1920s lookbook

Valentine’s day is rapidly approaching, and I know it’s an occasion that people either love or hate, so I thought this was a great Valentines theme. ‘I Won’t Send Roses’ is almost an anti-love song – if you don’t know it, it comes from the 1920s musical Mack and Mabel and it makes me weep […]

 

Vintage Lookbook: 1950s Evening Dress

Vintage Lookbook: 1950s Evening Dress

We’ve just had the first sleet of the season outside, so I think I’m justified in looking forward to the party season. I have to admit, my Christmas and New Year are rarely this glamorous, but a girl can dream! Clockwise from left: Vintage 1950s Blue Taffeta Strapless Bubble Gown  Vintage Sarah Coventry Earrings, 1960s and […]

 

Vintage look book: polka dot darling

Vintage look book: polka dot darling

Oh, I feel like a change from the monochrome sixties styles which we’re seeing everywhere at the moment, so how about this for a change? Black and white 50s-inspired polka dots with some bright spring flowers added just to remind us that the weather isn’t always cold and snowy! Clockwise from top left: Petite Black […]

 

Vintage look book: 70s Youthquaker Safari

Clockwise from top left: Fossil Vintage Revival Satchel Giraffe MISSONI Woven mesh maxi dress with slip Gold mixed bangle set by Wallis Tan and Emerald Crystal Embellished Platform Sandals by Le Silla Original photo of Veruschka source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from dovima_is_devine_II

 

Vintage look book: 1950s novelty prints

Vintage look book: 1950s novelty prints

I fell in love with this cute bird of paradise bag when I spotted it today, and thought it would go great with a fifties-inspired outfit. After all novelty prints were a big trend in the 50s so why not have them on a handbag? What do you think of the finished outfit? Clockwise from top: […]

 

Vintage look book: Joan Crawford 1930s

Joan Crawford 1930s

I’m starting to develop a real love of 1930s fashion, which perhaps took a bit longer than other decades, just because there hasn’t really been a 30s revival in the same way that we’ve seen with the 20, 50s and 60s (or if there was it passed me by). What do you think of my […]

 

Vintage look book: Elizabeth Taylor 1960s

Vintage look book: Elizabeth Taylor 1960s

I think Elizabeth Taylor was at her most beautiful and magnificent in the 1960s, and I couldn’t resist dressing her in some gorgeous earrings! Clockwise from top left: Ted Baker Edella Dress Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-tone cubic zirconia earrings Ellen Tracy Page Kitten Heel Pointy Pump Laura B ‘Anaconda’ handbag Original photo of Elizabeth Taylor […]

 

Vintage look book: Tim Burton vs the Wizard of Oz

I spotted these fabulous ruby slippers and couldn’t resist doing a Dorothy-inspired outfit – it all just turned out a bit Tim Burton in the end… What do you think? Clockwise from top left: Womens Judy Black Strapless Maxi Dress Cath Kidston Red Bow Brooch, Multi-Coloured Leg Avenue – Lace Ankle Socks DereonTNT Pump – […]

 

Vintage look book: elegant 50s with an edge

Vintage look book: elegant 50s with an edge

If I was a rich girl… I’d fill my wardrobe with Vivienne Westwood dresses! Johnny Loves Rosie Woolen Feather Beret Hairband Women’s Better Knot Fray & Floral Print Black Dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania CASADEI peep-toe pumps Silver & Freshwater Pearl Three Row Stretch Bracelet Original photo source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used […]

 

Vintage look book: Lana Turner in Vivienne Westwood

Vintage look book: Lana Turner in Vivienne Westwood

I saw this Vivienne Westwood dress this morning and though it looked perfectly 40s, so I thought Lana Turner would look great in this outfit! What do you think? Clockwise from top left: Johnny Loves Rosie Black Veil & Rose Feather Fascinator Women’s Vivienne Westwood Red Label Mad/Man Dress Nine West Women’s Sweetlife red heeled […]

 

Vintage lookbook: modern flapper

The party season is the perfect time to dress up and have some fun, so embrace your inner flapper with a modern take on 20s flapper style. What do you think of this outfit? Clockwise from top left: Sportmax SPMAX-D-DIEGO dresses YELLOW Serpentine Black & Gold Gecko Bangle by Fiorelli Jewellery RUPERT SANDERSON lintie mary […]

 

Vintage lookbook: dressing Marilyn

It struck me as strange that in all the vintage lookbooks I’ve done – I’ve never done one for Marilyn Monroe. I have no ideas why! So here you go! What do you think, did I get it right? Clockwise from top left: Alpo brown satin gloves, Kaufman Franco Sequin wrap dress, Lipstick Queen Fired […]

 

My vintage style: feeling tweedy

This is my first attempt at an outfit post which isn’t relying on my trusty brick wall as a background. I still need lots more practice (especially because I’m taking the photos myself so focussing is proving a problem with the self timer! I think I need a cardboard cutout of myself to set the […]

 

My vintage style: getting in the Movember spirit

So, how are your mo’s growing MoBros? My husband’s new Movember moustache is very prickly, but since it’s only for a month and for a great cause, I’m still smiling! If you don’t know about Movember it’s a movement responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces throughout November all over the […]

 

My vintage style: competition winnings!

This is my celebration outfit for winning the competition to design a 1920s flapper dress – I won thanks you all your votes so thank you SO much!!! I don’t think I’ve won a competition since I won a creative writing competition when I was 9 so I’m delighted! [5 photos]

 

My vintage style: family day out

Brrr it’s cold out there this morning! I’m slowly getting more comfortable doing outfit posts, although it still seems like a very scary thing to (no pics without sunglasses yet! – although in my defence it was actually nice and sunny this morning!). My apologies if I look a bit sulky in these photos – […]

 

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

I was so pleased with my new ‘Make Like Twiggy‘ dress which arrived this morning that I thought I’d share my sixties-inspired outfit. It feels strange and a little scary taking photos of myself and posting them on here though- I know lots of people do it, but its an odd feeling doing it for […]

 

Vintage lookbook: Flapper style

Embrace your inner flapper in a fringed dress teamed with long necklaces, gold shoes and some bangles worn high on your arm – then get dancing! Clockwise from top left: Triangle Cut Out & Crystal Set Bangles by Fiorelli Costume, 1920s Style Gunmetal Crossover Necklace with Clear Crystal by Fiorelli Costume, Topaz Beaded Feather Fringe […]