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My Vintage Style: Green Shoes on a Frosty Morning

My Vintage Style: Green Shoes on a Frosty Morning

I have to admit, there’s not a lot of vintage in this outfit – just my (faux) fur gilet – oh and my shoes which were a second-hand eBay buy (they’ve got leopard print soles – how cute is that?!). I also wanted to share the first real frost we’ve had so far this year.(…)

London in 1941

London in 1941

London was a very different city in 1941. Alongside the landmarks we all recognize there were clear signs of the Blitz and the toll that war was taking on the city. From schools, to Trafalgar Square to bomb shelters and shop fronts, these photos give you an insight into the way London had to change(…)

Movie Sunday: A Trip To The Moon (1902)

Movie Sunday: A Trip To The Moon (1902)

Well, this is definitely the oldest movie I’ve watched, and it’s truly fabulous! It’s quite incredible that it was made way back in 1902. Only fifteen minutes long, Le Voyage dans la Lune was the first sci-fi film ever made and tackles the idea of a trip to the moon they way they thought it(…)

Original 1920s Evening Dress Designs: Eat Your Heart Out Gatsby!

Original 1920s Evening Dress Designs: Eat Your Heart Out Gatsby!

These couture designs seem to mostly be by French fashion designer Lucien Lelong, who ran a French fashion house from the 1920s-1940s. Hubert de Givenchy trailed as a designer for Lelong, and Garbo and Gloria Swanson were amongst the celebrities who wore his fashions. Aren’t these designs glorious? Way better than the modernized versions of(…)

Gift Guide: Fabulous Retro Christmas Gifts for Her

Gift Guide: Fabulous Retro Christmas Gifts for Her

I’m feeling totally in the Christmas spirit right now (and it is December, so it’s OK be overexcited like a small child, right?).  Here are my pick of retro Christmas gifts for women. The question is, which would you find more useful as a life coach for all those tricky decisions: Jane Austen, Nancy Drew(…)

Vintage Shopping: The Best Black Friday Discount Codes and Sales

Vintage Shopping: The Best Black Friday Discount Codes and Sales

There are some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales going on out there today and I’ve gathered up the best vintage sales and discounts around for you to enjoy!  I’ve ordered them by discount, starting with highest first, but make sure you don’t miss out on the special offers and sale section at the(…)

The Best Vintage Party Dresses for 2014

The Best Vintage Party Dresses for 2014

The nights are getting darker, tears are being shed over the latest sentimental John Lewis Christmas ad and apparently the Coca Cola Truck is coming to our town soon. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly party dress season! I love vintage party dresses, they are just so glorious! I’ve got a mixture of(…)

Gift Guide: Retro Christmas Gifts for Him

Gift Guide: Retro Christmas Gifts for Him

Is it just because I’m a woman that men are so difficult to buy for? I steadfastly refuse to buy the same old socks and Whiskey for Christmas presents this year, especially when there are so many amazing gifts out there for guys.  I’ve picked some of my favourites and I just hope my husband(…)

The Best Vintage Coats of Winter 2014

The Best Vintage Coats of Winter 2014

The thing I find so irresistible about vintage is the sheer variety out there. There isn’t a high-street store in the world where you would be able to find this cornucopia of variety! I’ve chosen everything from antique Victorian mourning capes, to 1920s Art Deco, 50s fur jackets, 60s swing coats, 70s sheepskin and a(…)

My Goodwood Revival 2014 Photos

My Goodwood Revival 2014 Photos

We were at Goodwood Revival yesterday, and oh what a glorious day! Beautiful sunshine, fabulous fashions and some great classic car racing too. The day was only marred by my bad outfit choice: my feet really hurt due to impractical and untested shoes and I was wearing a dress which turned out to be far(…)

The Family Photo Album of Tzar Nicholas II of Russia

The Family Photo Album of Tzar Nicholas II of Russia

It was fascinating to come across these family photos which make Tzar Nicholas II of Russia look like just a normal family, despite the Tzar constantly wearing a stiff impressive uniform and military hat regardless of whether he’s on a cruise, or playing tennis!  On the subject of outfits, his daughters Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga and(…)