Vintage Lookbook

Vintage look book: Get the Louis Vuitton sixties look

Vintage look book: Get the Louis Vuitton sixties look

Fancy grabbing yourself a slice of that LV collection that seems to be everywhere at the moment? You don’t have to spend a fortune to do it, there are lots of similar styles out there, so even if high fashion is out of your budget you can still grab yourself a graphic checked dress and(…)

Vintage look book: Bettie Page

Vintage look book: Bettie Page

Clockwise from top left: Velda Lauder Leopard Curve Corset Leather Paneled Black Pencil Skirt Fishnet Stockings Meshed Up Heel – Black by Iron Fist Original photo of Bettie Page source

Vintage look book: Jean Harlow in bias-cut satin

This is my look book inspired by the Jean Harlow outfit I designed yesterday – I’m not good enough at sketching to get the textures through in the design, so you can see the fabrics I would have used here. One thing I will say is that I was shocked to see the amount of(…)

Vintage Look Book: Rita Hayworth in Red

Vintage Look Book: Rita Hayworth in Red

Clockwise from top left: One Shoulder Sequin Sheath Maxi in the Style of Vanessa Williams Kenneth Jay Lane Waterfall Earrings Kenneth Jay Lane Dimensional Flower Ring Moscow by Morning Heel Original photo of 1940s movie actress Rita Hayworth source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the(…)

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

Vintage Look Book: 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

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: Off-Duty Gene Kelly

Vintage Look Book: Off-Duty Gene Kelly

I’m trying something a bit different today and thought I’d go for some mens vintage style inspiration courtesy of Gene Kelly. One of my first silver-screen crushes (I watched 40s and 50s movies even as a kid) – I loved how Gene Kelly managed to do wonderful dancing and still look really manly! Clockwise from(…)

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 Look Book: Modern Flapper

Vintage Look Book: 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

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(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Showcase Dress

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Showcase Dress

Day 3, and time for the third of the four items in the new Dita Von Teese collection – the Showcase dress. Which do you like best from the collection so far? This, the VIP trench coat or the Follow Me dress? Dita’s inspiration “I have a vintage dress in my collection that has a(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Follow Me Dress

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s Follow Me Dress

This is the second piece from Dita von Teese’s new capsule collection: The Follow Me Dress. This is what Dita herself had to say about the design: “This is designed after a dress from the 1950’s that I have worn over and over for about eleven years, and I always get compliments on it. It(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s VIP Trench Coat

Vintage Lookbook: Dita Von Teese’s VIP Trench Coat

Dita von Teese’s new capsule collection is finally available so to celebrate I thought I’d style each one of the four gorgeous vintage-inspired pieces in the collection. the first is The VIP Trench coat by Dita von Teese – I thought a splash of red would really compliment it. This is what the lady herself(…)

Vintage Lookbook: 1950s Teal Queen

Clockwise from top left: Beyond Be-leaf Necklace by Kitsch, Dalida Dress By Anaëlle Péridot – Carnet De Mode by Carnet de Mode, Ben Amun – Gold Button Earring With Green Stone by Thomas Laine, Jade Green By Tykana by Carnet de Mode

Vintage Lookbook: Diamond Jubilee

Now, I’m not saying I’ll be wearing a 50s-style union jack corset to my street party for the diamond jubilee, but I certainly will be getting in the party spirit and knowing the British weather a union jack umbrella and matching champagne might well be perfect! Clockwise from top left: Union Jack Lips Brooch by(…)

Vintage Lookbook: 1950s-Style Leopard Print

Chic and elegant, there’s nothing like a spot (geddit…?) of leopard print to make an outfit. That plus a slash of smooth red lipstick and you’re guaranteed to look stylish! I’ve just bought this very lippy and I feel well dressed the minute I put it on! Clockwise from top left: Leopard Satin Bow Skinny(…)