Posts Tagged ‘1920s’

100 years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

100 years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

100 Years of Fashion Illustration is a new book, published by Laurence King Publishing written by Cally Blackman. It is a fantastic reference for any vintage fashion fan, sharing 400 illustrations from the Edwardian era through to the noughties which highlight to the reader how fashions have changed over 100 years. We are used to […] Read more…

Heaton hall Farm vintage wedding venue

Get The Look: Vintage Wedding Ideas

As you may know  I run the National Vintage Wedding Fair as well as the new venture, Unique Bride Club, focusing on providing all the vintage styling, dresses, music and more for your wedding day. Creating an elegant, vintage look has become, over the last few years, one of the most popular and increasingly common ways to […] Read more…

Art Deco book by Eric Knowles reviewed by Kate Beavis

Art Deco by Eric Knowles

Recently I received a new book through the post to review: Art Deco by Eric Knowles. To be honest, the Art Deco era is not the period I know the most about and had to research it fully for my own book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home. So having a glossy book that shares the […] Read more…

We Love…1920s Perfume Bottles

“With the commercial boom in the 1920s perfume sales rocketed.  Ladies would apply their perfume before a night of dancing, to allure as well as to feel individual in a time of  new found freedom. To reinforce branding, manufacturers designed elaborate and beautiful glass bottles filled with the scent. Naturally France led the way with […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Photographs

Nothing evokes the memory quite like a vintage photograph, whether it is of a global event, such as a picture depicting the horrors of the First World War or the faded image of family ancestor; for example, a great grandmother photographed as a child. Photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media for Style Your Modern […] Read more…

We Love…Vintage Lingerie

Although grouped under the banner of ‘vintage,’ lingerie styles changed considerably between the 1920’s and the 1950’s. In the 1920’s it was the flapper style; in the 30’s art deco reigned supreme; by the 40’s cotton satin and silk were the preferred materials and in the late 40’s nylon was the new kid on the […] Read more…

Get The Look: Choosing Your Vintage Home

When it comes to setting up a vintage home, creating that vintage ‘experience’ is crucial, whether you’re buying/renting a retro inspired pad or even choosing a shop to sell from. For those who are setting up home, deciding upon the actual bricks and mortar building is crucial as this will always be the backdrop to […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week has all been about one thing….Vintage Academy. Our first event is tomorrow so we have been busy finalising everything. We have goody bags to fill…. We have decorations to hang….   We have the presentation to finalise…. And there will be cakes too! It’s in central London and we literally cannot wait. Alongside […] Read more…

We Love…Pearl Lowe

A few weeks back we drove down to Somerset to meet with the lovely Pearl Lowe. In the most stunning bar of a country house (think glass topped tables and oversized chandeliers) we chatted vintage, writing, kids and family life over a lime and soda! There was so much I wanted to ask as well […] Read more…

10 of the Best: 1920s Vintage Fashion

The long-awaited Great Gatsby film is due out in the UK this week, and with this there is a frenzy of desire for all things 1920s. And who can blame us: the glamour, the frivolity and the beading is enough to make any vintage gal swoon. This week’s 10 of the Best features 1920s vintage fashion […] Read more…

Link Love

Who loves the 1920s style, and the dancing? We do! Coco Chanel was a style goddess, is Kiera Knightley? Who has booked their tickets for Goodwood? What you wearing? Who is a polyester queen? Let’s embrace the 1970s! Need hair styling advice and using a headscarf? We love this lady who always delivers! (Shameless plug […] Read more…

10 of the best: vintage enamelware

I haven’t been blogging much recently as most of my time has been taken up on photo shoots for the book. We are shooting real people’s homes that have embraced certain eras and have been styled well. Friday we visited Annie and Trevor’s home to shoot their 1920s and 1930s rooms. I posted this picture […] Read more…

A century of fashion

I love my books. I have so many that some I havent even looked through for years. Last weekend I stumbled across an amazing book of Vogue covers dating back to 1909. My grandma bought this book for my mum, probably over 25 years ago. It is called The Art of Vogue Covers by William […] Read more…

Our Patterned Palace

We finally moved into our new house last week and we wanted to share some of the retro lovelies that awaited us. It is a 1920s house in need of total refurbishment….as it is totally set in the 1960s. Yes, yes, we do love the retro look but perhaps to a modern standard. Every room […] Read more…

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