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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(…)

Win a stunning retro corset and accessories

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS ANNIE. CORSETS UK WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY ABOUT YOUR PRIZE ANNIE! This week we’ve got this wonderful red retro corset to give away, thanks to Corsets UK. Isn’t it fabulous? Just the kind of thing I can imagine a 40s screen siren wearing! Corsets UK is a corset(…)

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(…)

I’m taking the plunge!

  I’ve decided to make the big move over from blogging on WordPress.com (which has been fantastic) to WordPress.org, which is the self hosted version. I’ll still be at WeHeartVintage.co but there may be a bit of confusion while the domain name changes over 😉 Why? Going self-hosted will give me more flexibility with what(…)

1930s beachwear

1930s beachwear

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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:(…)

Fashion Sketch: Flapper Dress for Clara Bow

Fashion Sketch: Flapper Dress for Clara Bow

I felt like designing something 20s inspired, but couldn’t be bothered with drawing all the beading and fringing you normally get in a flapper dress, so here’s an adaptation of the tennis-dress I designed for the ClothesBox competition. It’s just a bit simpler and a bit sleeker and I thought Clara Bow would look great(…)

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(…)

Fashion sketch: dress design for Grace Kelly

Fashion sketch: dress design for Grace Kelly

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to do more drawing, so I thought I’d start by designing a dress for one of my favourite fifties fashion icons: Grace Kelly. What do you think? Would she have looked good in this? (Obviously she would have looked good dressed in a bin-liner but you(…)

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(…)

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,(…)

5 risk-free ways to go vintage

5 risk-free ways to go vintage

Do you yearn to embrace vintage fashion but don’t quite know where to start? Or find the whole idea of changing your image a bit daunting? So did I to begin with, after all sticking with jeans and a t-shirt is the easy option… But here are 5 easy ways to add a touch of(…)

Win a 1950s style dress

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER SOON! Didn’t get the gorgeous dress you were wishing for this Christmas? There’s still hope! We have one of these beautiful 50s style leopard print dresses to give away, thanks to the lovely people at Darling. About the prize: The Marcia dress is available in(…)

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(…)

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(…)