Fashion

Fashion Inspiration: Grace Kelly

Fashion Inspiration: Grace Kelly

Whatever role she played Grace Kelly was always the epitome of cool style and sophistication. Whoever she was in a movie, she was always impeccably turned out and beautiful in a very grown-up stylish way. Never saucy or scandalously dressed she was a sex symbol who drew everybody’s gaze without having to make a show(…)

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(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Pretty in Pink

Vintage Lookbook: Pretty in Pink

I know winter is closing in on us from every direction, but it’s still warm enough to be wearing pretty dresses if you layer them up with a cute cardigan! Don’t you just love these pretty bow false eyelashes? I’m not sure how comfortable they would be to wear, but they look gorgeous, and you(…)

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 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(…)

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(…)

Winter Vintage: Layer it Up Baby!

Winter Vintage: Layer it Up Baby!

I was asked by Modcloth to create a vintage-inspired layered outfit perfect for this Autumn and, well, you know I can’t resist a challenge! We all know that dressing vintage couldn’t be simpler in the summer – all you need is a cute sundress, some great sunglasses and you’re pretty much there! As the nights(…)

1970s Style Icons: Liza Minnelli

1970s Style Icons: Liza Minnelli

With parents like Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, Liza was always going to be a big hitter in the movie world but she was also a real style icon of the 1970s. Her first major film role was in the movie ‘Journey Back to Oz‘: an animation sequel to ‘The Wizard  of Oz’(…)

1970s Style Icons: Bianca Jagger

1970s Style Icons: Bianca Jagger

Wife to Mick and mother to Jade Jagger, Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias met the lead singer of the Rolling Stones at a party in 1970. They married in May 1971 when she was already 4 months pregnant. The Nicaraguan socialite quickly became known as one of the most distinctively stylish women of the decade, from the(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Peachy 70s Style

Vintage Lookbook: Peachy 70s Style

I love 1970s fashion. Don’t get me wrong, some of the outfits I was dressed in as a child still make me shudder and you wouldn’t get me anywhere near a paisley-print maxi dress with a pie-frill collar (bad childhood memories) but on the whole 70s fashion was fabulous. I love the deep v necks,(…)

1960s Models: Jean Shrimpton

1960s Models: Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton is one of the best-known models of the 1960s and was an ‘it girl’ and icon of Swinging SIxties London. With her slim figure and coltish long legs she represented a real departure from the more grown-up sophisticated models of the 1950s. After finishing a modelling course at the Lucie Clayton Charm Academy (famed(…)

The Best Dressed Men of Goodwood Revival 2014

The Best Dressed Men of Goodwood Revival 2014

As promised in my article about the most fabulously dressed ladies at Goodwood Revival this year, here are the best dressed gents. Which outfit is your favourite? I particuarly like the guy with the yellow shirt and pencil thin moustache, and the sailor… Photos used with kind permission from Matt Hind at Men’s File who(…)

Goodwood Revival 2014’s Best Dressed Ladies

Goodwood Revival 2014’s Best Dressed Ladies

You have probably already seen my snaps from this year’s Goodwood Revival, but here are some truly spectacular photos of the vintage finery seen over the weekend. I’ve chosen my favourite ladies’ outfits from Goodwood Revival 2014. I’ll do a separate feature on the dapper gents next week. The outfits I particularly love are the(…)

My Chance to Become a Fashion Designer?

My Chance to Become a Fashion Designer?

You know I love dabbling in vintage fashion design, right? I’ve always fancied having the chance to design my own retro-inspired fashion collection and I think I might have found the inspiration to do just that! I came across this course which teaches you not only how to draw (using fabulously easy templates), but also(…)

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(…)