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An Etsy Store Owner’s Tips for Selling Vintage (With Etsy Coupon Code)

An Etsy Store Owner’s Tips for Selling Vintage (With Etsy Coupon Code)

If you love vintage blogs you’ll know Jessica from Chronically Vintage (and if you don’t go check her out right now!) but you might not have realised that she launched her own vintage business on Etsy earlier this year. With millions of items being listed on Etsy each month competition can be fierce. How do(…)

The Faces of the Men Who Fought in WW1

The Faces of the Men Who Fought in WW1

It’s Armistice and Remembrance day today, something which has had a particularly raised profile this year because 2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War. We went to London yesterday to see the spectacular and moving exhibition of poppies at the Tower of London “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”,(…)

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(…)

A Helpful Guide to Measuring Frames and Glasses When Buying Online

A Helpful Guide to Measuring Frames and Glasses When Buying Online

I don’t often repost other people’s content, but as someone who has bought vintage frames online (see mine here) I thought this infographic by Zenni would be really helpful to anyone looking to do the same – it explains how to measure your glasses and face really well! You get great choice by buying online so(…)

Fashion Inspiration: Katharine Hepburn

Fashion Inspiration: Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn was something of a trailblazer in the Classic Hollywood era. One of the first leading ladies to reject Hollywood glamour and wear trousers, she pioneered the casual look and loved wearing menswear-inspired tailoring and collared shirts. She wore mens suits and casual sportswear at a time when it was practically unheard of, and(…)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bewitched!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bewitched!

I remember rushing home from school as a child and watching re-runs of Bewitched on the TV. I absolutely adored it, along with I Dream of Jeannie. Here are some facts about Bewitched that you might not know: We’ve all tried to twitch our noses like Samantha, right? The trick to doing it was that(…)

1970s Style Icons: Jaclyn Smith

1970s Style Icons: Jaclyn Smith

You may not know the name Jaclyn Smith, but you’ll certainly know her when you see her. Jaclyn played Kelly Garrett in the original TV series of Charlie’s Angels which she starred in from 1976-1981. She was the only angel to stay for all 5 series of the show, not surprisingly as it earned her(…)

“All About That Bass” 1940s Style

“All About That Bass” 1940s Style

Something fabulous for a Friday afternoon. I adore this smooth jazz version of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ by Kate Davis – isn’t it gorgeous? And just in case you don’t know the original here you go: It’s equally fabulous but in a totally different way! Enjoy! And Happy Halloween everyone!

Whatever Happened to the WAMPAS Baby Stars?

Whatever Happened to the WAMPAS Baby Stars?

What on earth were the WAMPAS Baby Stars you might well ask? Well, if you lived in 1920s and 30s America you would have been very much aware of this campaign. It was run by the United States Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers (WAMPAS) who picked a lucky group of young actresses every year(…)

Book Review: Silent Murders

Book Review: Silent Murders

I have just read the most fabulous book! Silent Murders is a stylish murder mystery set in 1920s Hollywood. Not only is it an un-put-downable (that’s totally a word) story, but it’s set against a fascinating backdrop of real life film stars. The main character, Jessie, an ex-Vaudville actress with a rather shady past, lands(…)

Vintage Scream Queens: Fay Wray

Vintage Scream Queens: Fay Wray

Fay Wray is perhaps the most famous of all the early scream queens because of her role as Ann Darrow in King Kong. She began her career aged just 19 in 1926 as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars (actresses who the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers thought were on the threshold of movie(…)

My 10 Favourite Monsters from Old Hollywood

My 10 Favourite Monsters from Old Hollywood

I love old Hollywood Horror movies, they can be scary but not in the horrible gory vile way that movies tend to be today. I watched the 1958 version of Dracula the other day and it was an absolute delight! Not really scary at all, nice comfy horror, which is just about right for me!(…)

7 Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

7 Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

What kind of costume are you wearing for this Hallowe’en? Something gross and gruesome, something cute, or something retro? Here are my best vintage-themed ideas for a fantastic Halloween – what do you think of them? And what other ideas could we add to the list? Bride of Frankenstein The Bride of Frankenstein was released(…)

About Renée Zellweger’s Face

About Renée Zellweger’s Face

I think we’ve all seen the photos of Renée Zellweger’s new face by now. The news hit like a storm yesterday after she attended a film premiere looking, well, not like herself. If you haven’t seen the photos you can see them here. I honestly wouldn’t have recognized her in the new photos, and my(…)

What Hallowe’en Used To Look Like

What Hallowe’en Used To Look Like

I love the different Hallowe’en costumes in these photos, although being British I always find it strange to see people dressing in ‘regular’ fancy dress during Hallowe’en. Here we just wear spooky costumes (ghosts, skeletons etc) whereas in America any kind of fancy dress seems fine. Anyone know why? I have no idea but I’d(…)

Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

I’ve never had Chocolate Orange cake before. In fact I don’t think I’ve even seen one on offer anywhere and I have no idea why not! Chocolate and orange are a well-established hit-combination so why not a Chocolate Orange cake? So I decided to experiment and invent one. The sponge is a basic Victoria Sponge(…)

Ghoulish Gifs to get us in the Hallowe’en Spirit

Ghoulish Gifs to get us in the Hallowe’en Spirit

It was with total delight that I discovered Kevin Weir’s macabre gifs. He created them using old photos from the flickr photo archive from The Library of Congress, and I thought they were perfect for getting everyone in the Hallowe’en mood! Some are creepy, some dreamy but all delightful. I particularly love Countess Minto who(…)

Forgotten Silent Movie Actresses: Rubye De Remer

Forgotten Silent Movie Actresses: Rubye De Remer

Rubye De Remer was a particuarly pretty silent movie actress during the 1920s. She landed a spot in the Ziegfeld Follies after being spotted after winning a New York beauty contest, and was dubbed “the most beautiful blonde since Venus” by Florenz Ziegfeld. Like many Ziegfeld Girls she went on to work in the movies,(…)