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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(…)

Fashion design sketch: 1920s sailor dress for Louise Brooks

Fashion design sketch: 1920s sailor dress for Louise Brooks

I’ve been getting lots of sketching done over the past few days, and I’m really enjoying it. Sitting there sketching and painting is also encouraging my 6-year-old to step away from the 3DS and get creative too. He’s not drawing clothes, he’s concentrating on dinosaurs, but it’s very satisfying!

My vintage: the Lulu Guinness 60s-style Red Nose Day tote

My vintage: the Lulu Guinness 60s-style Red Nose Day tote

How exciting, I finally own a Lulu Guinness bag! It’s not one of her really expensive high-fashion bags, it’s the £5 tote bag she has designed for Red Nose Day – and isn’t it amazing?! There are three gorgeous retro designs, doll face (which I have), black cat and spotty red noses (see photos below).(…)

Look at me in Harpers Bazaar!

Look at me in Harpers Bazaar!

I’m so excited, I just had to share this! I’m on the Harpers Bazaar website after being picked as one of the winners for their Vintage Style competition. I’m wearing my 20s outfit which I posted earlier this week – how cool is that?!  

My vintage: 1920s outfit

My vintage: 1920s outfit

This is my vintage 1920s outfit which I adore – the dress actually belongs to my mum but I’m holding onto it until she next decides she wants to wear it! She bought the dress for a twenties-themed party about 15 years ago – we looked everywhere for something and ended up buying it from(…)

Vintage outfit: my new sixties cape coat on a very cold day

Vintage outfit: my new sixties cape coat on a very cold day

I’m so ready for spring to arrive! I was woefully underdressed for a day-out in February so it’s my own fault, but I’m being optimistic and hoping for some warmth and sunshine! Besides, I’d bought a new sixties-style cape coat in the sales and I couldn’t wait to try it out! [7 photos]

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(…)

MVS: 70s-inspired snow day

MVS: 70s-inspired snow day

The UK has been under a severe weather warning for the past 24 hours, but even though it snowed all day yesterday we still only have about 2 inches of snow! I think we must be the only part of the country who aren’t up to our knees in the stuff, but the snow we(…)

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:(…)

My vintage style: New years day out at Brooklands

My vintage style: New years day out at Brooklands

What’s nicer than spending the first day of a new year with good friends in beautiful relaxed surroundings, laughing, talking, having fun? A bit tired, and slightly hung over, but making the most of the new year! One of my new year’s blogging resolutions is to get out and about to take my outfit photos,(…)

My vintage style: preppy jumper and seamed tights

What do you think of these seamed tights? Aren’t they fabulous?! Appropriately they have J’taime squiggled along the seams (which for those of you who don’t have my very basic knowledge of French means I love you!). I though I’d team them with my preppy Christmas jumper and some pretty suede heels for some pre-Christmas(…)

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 –(…)

My Vintage Style: Sixties Mini in the Perishing Cold

My Vintage Style: Sixties Mini in the Perishing Cold

Wow, it was chilly out there this morning! It had only just got light (check out the dawn photo below when it really WAS too dark to be taking photos!) But if you’re wrapped up in a warm fur coat wearing a miniskirt isn’t too bad… although I have to admit I stuck a pair(…)

My Vintage Style: Green Shoes on a Frosty Morning

My Vintage Style: Green Shoes on a Frosty Morning

I have to admit, there’s not a lot of vintage in this outfit – just my (faux) fur gilet – oh and my shoes which were a second-hand eBay buy (they’ve got leopard print soles – how cute is that?!). I also wanted to share the first real frost we’ve had so far this year.(…)

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(…)

My vintage style: 60s houndstooth dress

My vintage style: 60s houndstooth dress

If you have been following my blog for a while, you might recognize this as my Goodwood Revival dress. I didn’t get any good photos of it that day, so I thought I’d re-style it and take some more photos. The outfit I wore to Goodwood was a lot more authentic – pale tights, big(…)

My vintage style: feeling tweedy

My vintage style: feeling tweedy

This is my first attempt at an outfit post which isn’t relying on my trusty brick wall as a background. I still need lots more practice (especially because I’m taking the photos myself so focussing is proving a problem with the self timer! I think I need a cardboard cutout of myself to set the(…)