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(…)
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(…)
Dressing Grace Kelly: A Vintage Fashion Challenge
I sent out a challenge to the vintage stores I know this week, asking them to pick their favourite outfit for Grace Kelly, and this is what they sent in. What do you think? Which outfits are spot-on, and which are totally wrong? I think my favourites are the lace cardigan (below) and those amazing(…)
Vintage Lookbook: Princess Leia’s Vintage Makeover!
When I found this fabulous vintage 1940s Princess-Leia-style feather hat I couldn’t resist doing something I’ve wanted to do for ages: add a little colour to her outfits! Sure, she always looks great in the movies and I can’t knock the style of Star Wars which has stayed looking futuristic for the last 35 years(…)
My Vintage: Suzi Quatro meets Dovima
Well, that’s the look I was going for. Of course I look nothing like either of them, but that’s where my inspiration was coming from! What do you think of my saucy red-seamed tights? Aren’t they fabulous. It’s a pity you can see the huge bruise I’ve got on my calf, that serves me right(…)
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 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.(…)
Vintage Lookbook: Dressing Judy
Judy Garland is one of those irresistable iconic women who I just can’t leave alone. I keep coming across things in vintage stores and thinking – ooh, that would look fab on Judy so I thought I’d do just *one* more. It more of a grown up outfit than my Tim Burton meets the Wizard(…)
Vintage Look Book: 1970s Glam with a Touch of Disco
I fell in love with this vintage 1970s polka dot trapeze dress as soon as I saw it – isn’t it fabulous? I think I’d wear it with some fabulous 70s-inspired gold accessories to give it a bit of a disco vibe. Love the Seventies! How could I not, I was born in the 70s(…)
My Vintage: A Mini Beehive, Mini Dress and Lots of Faux Fur!
Wow! It’s cold out there! Great weather for snuggling up inside a warm fur coat and getting some post-Christmas fresh air! If you’d like to see how I did my quick 5-minute beehive (which doesn’t involve backcombing) then take a look here. It’s easy as pie!
A 1940s Headscarf and My Grandma’s Pearls
I know there’s nothing authentic about this outfit, my silk scarf is actually from the 1960s, the headscarf style is inspired by 1940s land-girls, my clothes are modern and my Grandma’s pearls are probably from the 1950s, but it was a nice outfit to wear, and surprisingly liberating to wear a headscarf! It’s nice not(…)
My Vintage: Baby it’s Cold Outside!
Jeepers creepers it’s COLD out there! About 5 minutes after I finished taking these photos it started hailing and then sleeting. Yeuch! Bring back summer, I want a tan and a chance to wear shorts again! This beautiful vintage 1940s dress was kindly loaned to me by Helene from Revival Vintage. It pretty chilly once(…)
Vintage Lookbook: 1950s Evening Dress
We’ve just had the first sleet of the season outside, so I think I’m justified in looking forward to the party season. I have to admit, my Christmas and New Year are rarely this glamorous, but a girl can dream! Clockwise from left: Vintage 1950s Blue Taffeta Strapless Bubble Gown Vintage Sarah Coventry Earrings, 1960s and(…)
My vintage: I’ve got Saturday Night Fever
I have a secret soft-spot for the Seventies. Despite being horrified by flares, paisley and anything brown throughoutt my younger years, I seem to have finally got over all that. Flared jeans are now my favourite kind of jeans, I’d be lost without my shearling-style gilet and I love nothing better than a good clucky(…)
My vintage: 1940s/50s mashup
While I spend a lot of my life in relaxed 70s-style jeans or little sixties-style minidresses, it’s nice sometimes to dress like a grown up! And 1940s fashion is perfect for that. There’s something very elegant about it which makes you want to do your hair nicely and put some makeup on! I was lent(…)
The best of the boys: men’s fashions from Goodwood Revival 2013
After my post yesterday about the best women’s vintage outfits from this year’s Goodwood Revival, how could I not do a post on the men’s fashions on display too? After all men looked just as great (not to mention authentic); whether they were wearing RAF uniforms, sharp 1940s suits, 50s biker outfits or vintage racing(…)
Learning to love vintage separates
It’s time I broadened my vintage horizons. When I first started wearing vintage I took baby-steps and invested in easy little things: sunglasses, jewellery and other accessories which were easy to add to any outfit. As my confidence grew I started buying up vintage dresses, generally from the Sixties, and I love them, I really(…)
My vintage: Goodwood Revival outfits galore
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or more precisely haven’t stopped by my blog in the last few days) you probably know that it was Goodwood Revival at the weekend. I haven’t really posted anything about my outfits so I thought I’d share those with you today. On Friday I wore a 1960s houndstooth(…)