Vintage

Win a Pretty Pair of Rose Quartz Earrings

Win a Pretty Pair of Rose Quartz Earrings

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS:PamGregory. CONGRATULATIONS Pam, Queenies Bazaar WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE. Fancy winning this lovely pair of rose quartz earrings? They’re so pretty, and have been offered by the lovely people at Queenies Bazaar. They are also offering a lovely 15% discount(…)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Fonda

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Fonda

Whether you know of Jane Fonda as a movie star, fitness guru or political activist, she’s certainly made her mark over the years. Here are some facts you might not know about her… Her real name is Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda. I have no idea whether the ‘Lady’ means she was titled, or whether it(…)

Beauty Solutions of the 1940s: Wartime Workarounds

Beauty Solutions of the 1940s: Wartime Workarounds

Beauty throughout the 1940s was dominated by wartime shortages and rationing. Clothing rationing ended in 1949 and soap rationing in 1950 so a real ‘make do and mend’ attitude was needed to get through the post-war years (sweets rationing didn’t end until 1953!). I remember my grandma telling me stories how they had to paint(…)

Vintage Homewares: From Antique to 1980s

Vintage Homewares: From Antique to 1980s

I’ve had a fabulous time this week looking through lots of vintage homewares, and I’ve found everything from antiques to things I remember from the 1980s, not to mention a gorgeous 1950s Marilyn Monroe-shaped ashtray and a 22 carat gold teapot! Do you have much vintage in your home? I seem to have quite a(…)

Winged Eyeliner and Statement Brows: 1950s Makeup Tips

Winged Eyeliner and Statement Brows: 1950s Makeup Tips

Woah, my article about 1920s makeup has been trending wildly for the past week – I’ve never seen traffic like it! I wonder whether 1950s makeup will be as popular…? It’s certainly a more wearable look for everyday, and it’s an easy one to learn how to do as well. Flicked eyeliner and a dash(…)

Vintage Look Book: The 1920s Chinese Trend

Vintage Look Book: The 1920s Chinese Trend

Kung hei fat choy! Happy Chinese new year! Today marks the start of the new Chinese Year of the Horse, and to celebrate I thought I’d share a fabulous vintage outfit inspired by the first Chinese-American movie star of the 1920s: Anna May Wong.

Vintage Fur: Know Your Mink from Your Muskrat

Vintage Fur: Know Your Mink from Your Muskrat

Wearing vintage fur is becoming increasingly popular at the moment. Recycling an old fur coat is not only environmentally friendly, it’s a great way of preserving these beautiful pieces of fashion history.

Vamps & Flappers: The Lowdown on 1920s Makeup

Vamps & Flappers: The Lowdown on 1920s Makeup

If you’re looking for an authentic 1920s makeup-look DON’T look at The Great Gatsby – it’s great for a general sense of style and decadence of the roaring Twenties but for some reason they made-up Carey Mulligan with great sweeps of 50s eyeliner which isn’t right at all! For 1920s make-up inspiration take a look(…)

1970s Vintage: 50 Fabulous Finds

1970s Vintage: 50 Fabulous Finds

I love the Seventies. While I adore the fashions from other decades, I feel at home wearing 70s style. As a small child I was dressed in corduroy dungarees, chunky roll neck sweaters and puff-sleeved dresses and I guess that never really leaves you. Give me a pair of flared jeans and a faux-fur gilet(…)

Quotes: Ginger Rogers on Love

Quotes: Ginger Rogers on Love

When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other; they look in the same direction – Ginger Rogers

Guest Post: A Brief History of Amber Jewellery

Guest Post: A Brief History of Amber Jewellery

I’d like to welcome a guest blogger on We Heart Vintage today, Kelly from Henryka, a smallshop in Herefordshire that sells silver and amber jewellery. Hi guys, I’m Kelly, it’s great to be here blogging on We Heart Vintage. As we’re talking all things Vintage here, I thought I’d take this opportunity to give you(…)

Vintage Perfumes: The Fragrances that Defined Each Decade

Vintage Perfumes: The Fragrances that Defined Each Decade

Nothing can transport you back in time like a fragrance. They say that your sense of smell is the most powerful and evocative sense, and it’s true: Chanel No. 5 will forever remind me of my mum, Armani pour Homme is my husband, and Brut – well that reminds me of staying out late as(…)

Screen Idols: Gary Cooper (Super-duper)

Screen Idols: Gary Cooper (Super-duper)

How can I talk about Gary Cooper without humming Irving Berlin’s Putting on the Ritz? Dressed up like a million dollar trooper Tryin’ hard to look like Gary Cooper (Super duper) That must have been the first time I heard Gary Cooper’s name, from the lips of Fred Astaire watching a Saturday afternoon movie on(…)

Vintage Look Book: Grace Kelly

Vintage Look Book: Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly truly was one of the most stylish women of all time. She exuded such easy style and sophistication, which is perhaps why Hitchcock adored her so much. He wanted her to continue being his iconic ice-cool blonde, but she had a prince to marry (as you do) and retired from acting in 1956.(…)

1940s Fashions: The Snood

1940s Fashions: The Snood

The snood (rhymes with food) is a type of hairnet or scarf which was particuarly popular with factory girls during World War II. It kept their long hair out of the way of machinery and was worn by lots of celebrities including wartime sweetheart Vera Lynn. You can even see the ever-glamorous Rita Hayworth wearing(…)

Top 25 Greatest Female Screen Legends

Top 25 Greatest Female Screen Legends

Some time ago the AFI (that’s the American Film Institute) released a list of the top 50 greatest screen legends from the Classic Hollywood era: 25 male and 25 female stars. I’m not sure exactly what their criteria were for reaching the top spot, but they classified a screen legend as an actor or actress:(…)

Sketching Sunday

Sketching Sunday

I wish I’d had a bit more time this weekend. I had so many things I wanted to do, and so many ideas but I’m guessing you know what it’s like, life just kind of gets in the way! What with being a mum, being a daughter, being a wife I only really got half(…)

Win Some Exquisite Handmade Lingerie

Win Some Exquisite Handmade Lingerie

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS Annaloa Hilmarsdottir. CONGRATULATIONS ANNALOA, MISS JONES WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE. It’s been a bit of a lingerie-themed week this week, with my pick of the best 50 vintage undies yesterday, so what could be more appropriate than offering some amazing lingerie(…)