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The Best Vintage Party Dresses for 2014

The Best Vintage Party Dresses for 2014

The nights are getting darker, tears are being shed over the latest sentimental John Lewis Christmas ad and apparently the Coca Cola Truck is coming to our town soon. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly party dress season! I love vintage party dresses, they are just so glorious! I’ve got a mixture of(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Pretty in Pink

Vintage Lookbook: Pretty in Pink

I know winter is closing in on us from every direction, but it’s still warm enough to be wearing pretty dresses if you layer them up with a cute cardigan! Don’t you just love these pretty bow false eyelashes? I’m not sure how comfortable they would be to wear, but they look gorgeous, and you(…)

An Etsy Store Owner’s Tips for Selling Vintage (With Etsy Coupon Code)

An Etsy Store Owner’s Tips for Selling Vintage (With Etsy Coupon Code)

If you love vintage blogs you’ll know Jessica from Chronically Vintage (and if you don’t go check her out right now!) but you might not have realised that she launched her own vintage business on Etsy earlier this year. With millions of items being listed on Etsy each month competition can be fierce. How do(…)

The Best Vintage Coats of Winter 2014

The Best Vintage Coats of Winter 2014

The thing I find so irresistible about vintage is the sheer variety out there. There isn’t a high-street store in the world where you would be able to find this cornucopia of variety! I’ve chosen everything from antique Victorian mourning capes, to 1920s Art Deco, 50s fur jackets, 60s swing coats, 70s sheepskin and a(…)

A Helpful Guide to Measuring Frames and Glasses When Buying Online

A Helpful Guide to Measuring Frames and Glasses When Buying Online

I don’t often repost other people’s content, but as someone who has bought vintage frames online (see mine here) I thought this infographic by Zenni would be really helpful to anyone looking to do the same – it explains how to measure your glasses and face really well! You get great choice by buying online so(…)

Fashion Inspiration: Katharine Hepburn

Fashion Inspiration: Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn was something of a trailblazer in the Classic Hollywood era. One of the first leading ladies to reject Hollywood glamour and wear trousers, she pioneered the casual look and loved wearing menswear-inspired tailoring and collared shirts. She wore mens suits and casual sportswear at a time when it was practically unheard of, and(…)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bewitched!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bewitched!

I remember rushing home from school as a child and watching re-runs of Bewitched on the TV. I absolutely adored it, along with I Dream of Jeannie. Here are some facts about Bewitched that you might not know: We’ve all tried to twitch our noses like Samantha, right? The trick to doing it was that(…)

1970s Style Icons: Jaclyn Smith

1970s Style Icons: Jaclyn Smith

You may not know the name Jaclyn Smith, but you’ll certainly know her when you see her. Jaclyn played Kelly Garrett in the original TV series of Charlie’s Angels which she starred in from 1976-1981. She was the only angel to stay for all 5 series of the show, not surprisingly as it earned her(…)

7 Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

7 Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

What kind of costume are you wearing for this Hallowe’en? Something gross and gruesome, something cute, or something retro? Here are my best vintage-themed ideas for a fantastic Halloween – what do you think of them? And what other ideas could we add to the list? Bride of Frankenstein The Bride of Frankenstein was released(…)

Ghoulish Gifs to get us in the Hallowe’en Spirit

Ghoulish Gifs to get us in the Hallowe’en Spirit

It was with total delight that I discovered Kevin Weir’s macabre gifs. He created them using old photos from the flickr photo archive from The Library of Congress, and I thought they were perfect for getting everyone in the Hallowe’en mood! Some are creepy, some dreamy but all delightful. I particularly love Countess Minto who(…)

Winter Vintage: Layer it Up Baby!

Winter Vintage: Layer it Up Baby!

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(…)

1970s Style Icons: Bianca Jagger

1970s Style Icons: Bianca Jagger

Wife to Mick and mother to Jade Jagger, Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias met the lead singer of the Rolling Stones at a party in 1970. They married in May 1971 when she was already 4 months pregnant. The Nicaraguan socialite quickly became known as one of the most distinctively stylish women of the decade, from the(…)

Obscure Beauty Contests from the Past

Obscure Beauty Contests from the Past

Boy have there been some strange beauty contests over the years! These photos include the contestants for ‘Miss Psywar’ (doesn’t that stand for Phsychological Warfare…?), ‘Miss War Worker’ and ‘Miss Bobbed Hair 1925’…

The Best Dressed Men of Goodwood Revival 2014

The Best Dressed Men of Goodwood Revival 2014

As promised in my article about the most fabulously dressed ladies at Goodwood Revival this year, here are the best dressed gents. Which outfit is your favourite? I particuarly like the guy with the yellow shirt and pencil thin moustache, and the sailor… Photos used with kind permission from Matt Hind at Men’s File who(…)

Goodwood Revival 2014’s Best Dressed Ladies

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(…)

Getting a 1960s Look for Goodwood Revial

Getting a 1960s Look for Goodwood Revial

In the last of my How to Dress for Goodwood Revival series I’ve reached perhaps my favourite decade: The 1960s. Again another great way to choose an outfit from this era is to choose a famous face and try to copy their style. You could be skinny and short-skirted like Twiggy, a more grown-up version(…)

10 Vintage Clowns Guaranteed to give you Nightmares

10 Vintage Clowns Guaranteed to give you Nightmares

Did you think clowns couldn’t get more disturbing than ‘Cho-Cho the health clown‘ who terrified young children into good dental hygiene habits in the 1920s? Well it turns out they can be a darn site scarier. I don’t think any of these clowns were intended to terrify but they’ll certainly haunt my dreams. Wish I’d(…)

Vintage Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate

Vintage Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS Jackie Chapman. CONGRATULATIONS JACKIE, MISS KITTY WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE! Who would like a bit of extra cash to splash on some beautiful vintage? I know I certainly would!  Happily I can announce that I’ve joined with Miss Kitty from The Best Vintage(…)