Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

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…

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look English Rose from Style Your Modern Vintage home book by Kate Beavis

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look

We have decorated our bathrooms and kitchens in a stark white for the last 2 decades, but we are now starting to see colour creeping back in, which is perfect if you love the vintage look. With gadgets looking like the originals, the continued support for the Great British Bake Off and retailers bringing in […] Read more…

1950s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

Vintage Fashion at the Festival of Vintage

The Festival of Vintage is back next weekend at York Racecourse and I am so excited to share that I will be there on the Saturday. And not selling or just shopping (although I bet I will be definitely doing the latter!) but helping to write an article for Vintage Life magazine. I will be […] Read more…

Vintage G Plan fresco desk dressing table as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

A Flat Pack Backlash: Choose Vintage Furniture!

I wrote this article for Vintage Life magazine many moons ago and it still feels relevant today. Don’t get me wrong, I love stores like IKEA especially some of their reproductions of their original designs form the 1950s and 1960s but there is just something wonderful about the craftmanship in vintage furniture. Time for a […] Read more…

Black and White geometic dress and vintage accessories worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Last week was the last few days of #dressupjune where I have dressed up daily in smart clothes or vintage fashion. I have really enjoyed it but it is now July so am relaxing slightly. However, it turns out that it’s become a bit of a habit and I am still making an effort! Here is […] Read more…

Vintage Midas of Miami bag worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Last week was hot, it was cold and boy did it rain! I managed some vintage fashion every day as part of #dressupjune. Here is what I wore: Monday I wore an original 1960s day dress with a cherry motif all over with a matching belt. So often reproduction clothing embraces the cherry, so I […] Read more…

Kate Beavis wearing 1950s vintage skirt and bag

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Well I am now in week 2 of #dressupjune and I am totally loving re-discovering my vintage fashion! I haven’t worn jeans in two weeks, choosing to wear a pretty frock instead! I really hope I continue this beyond June as I feel better, more confident and let’s face it, a pretty vintage outfit makes […] Read more…

Vintage Kate Beavis in vintage jaeger and Burberry

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

I started #dressupjune last Monday to encourage myself and others to ditch their jeans and embrace their vintage fashion. I’ve kept it up all week and here is what I’ve been wearing! First up is a vintage French dress bought at a car boot sale, a vintage Jaegar jacket, Lotta from Stockholm clogs (bought through Amazon) […] Read more…

Succulent plants in Dialene Better Maid plant pots by Kate Beavis Vintage Home

Succulents in vintage plant pots

To me, the current trend for succulent house plants is very retro. Remember in the 1970s when we all had huge cheese plants? We had one in a large copper coal scuttle that sat all raggedy up to the ceiling for years and years. Then there were tumbling plants sitting in three-tiered macrame, reminding us […] Read more…

Vintage kitchen pyrex by Kate Beavis Vintage Home (photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media)

7 Vintage Kitchen Brands That Have Stood the Test of Time

As a vintage collector, writer and seller, there are vintage kitchen brands that I just love and cannot resist buying. Interestingly my favourites have been in production for many decades and are still made and admired today. Vintage Kitchen Brands 1:  Pyrex The American company Corning Incorporated, developed a toughened glass that could withstand extreme heat […] Read more…

Babycham's 1950s vintage style shoes reviewed by Kate Beavis

1950s vintage style shoes from Babycham

Yes you heard right, this blog is about vintage style shoes from Babycham Footwear. They recently contacted me to ask me to try some of their shoes and to select my favourite. To be honest I had no idea they even made shoes, but as one of my most popular blogs, You’re Beautiful My Deer […] Read more…

Freddies of Pinewood's Grease Monkey denim junp suit reviewed by Kate Beavis

Vintage style denim: Freddies of Pinewood

I have admired the Freddies of Pinewood’s Grease Monkey denim jump suit for some time. To be honest, when gifted a pair last year I didn’t feel confident to wear them. Silly really, as let’s face it, women of all shapes and sizes look great in their vintage style Freddies jeans. They are super flattering, […] Read more…

vintage handbags and clogs from Kate Beavis

10 Vintage Fashion Wardrobe Staples

I have an eclectic vintage fashion taste. While some dress to one era (which I am quite envious of) I prefer to mix it all up. I love my fashion too much to stick to one era, I love the fit and flare styles of the 1950s, but then again I love a 1970s peasant […] Read more…

Sarah Maguire's Vintage Eclectic Retro Upcucled Home shared by Kate Beavis

Get The Look: A colourful vintage home

I love Instagram, I literally cannot stop looking at the wonderful photos that vintage loving people have taken all over the world. On one of my regular visits, a beautiful, colourful home caught my eye and I knew in an instant that I wanted to share it with you all. What is interesting about this […] Read more…

orla kiely 1970s style shoes from Clarks

The Vintage Edit

Here’s what has been rocking my world in this week’s Vintage Edit. 1. Possibly the best modern platform shoe I have seen of late and perfect for wearing with your 1970s flares. Designed by Orla Kiely and sold through Clarks. 2. I have fallen in love with the 1950s elegant feel of this Lisha dress […] Read more…

Vintage Valentines Day wreath by Kate Beavis

How to make a vintage Valentine’s Day wreath

Last week I showed you how to make a Valentine’s wreath using scraps of vintage fabric which was really well received by yourselves. This week the wreath is even easier and far more cute. Material needed: A piece of card, approx 30-40 cm square Plain white paper A colour printer Scissors, sticky tape and glue […] Read more…

A vintage christmas dinner table by Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Christmas Dinner

I have recently been asked to dress my dinner table for Christmas as part of a competition by Furniture Choice. I jumped at the idea to style my dinner table for the big day, especially as I won’t be at home this year. So this way I get to set it all up how I […] Read more…

Freddies of Pinewood vintage style jeans featured by Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Me and My Freddies

Back in the 1940s and 50s, Americans knew how to wear jeans. To be fair they probably still do, but at a time when we were still living through austerity, the US wore their jeans with style. They wore them high, the wore them turned up, they wore them dark and they wore them wide. […] Read more…

Planet Sputnik Homestyle Your Vintage Life

We Love…Planet Sputnik Homestyle

Over the last year so many people have asked me if I live in the stunning home featured on the front of my book, “Style Your Modern Vintage Home“. I can reveal that alas it is not mine, but belongs to Sarah from Planet Sputnik. She has created a wonderful 1950s home in North London […] Read more…

We Love…Molecular Shapes

“The Festival of Britain in 1951 wasn’t just about great design, it was also about science. Displays in the Dome of Discovery revealed for the first time molecular structures explaining our universe and this was seen by millions. The science behind what would be achieved in the next decade in turn inspired our interiors in […] Read more…

Hats off to Royal Ascot

To celebrate Royal Ascot this week today we are sharing some of our favourite vintage hats available to buy on Etsy right now. Click on the links to find out more 1. Rosebud pink veil 2. Snood pattern 3. Turquoise ruffle hat 4. Lemon raffia hat 5. Green sisal hat 6. Coral sisal hat 7. […] Read more…

Mr & Miss Vintage UK

Fancy being voted as Miss or Mr Vintage UK? Now in its 13th year, Twinwood Festival is the original and best festival celebrating the style and music of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. And this year, for the very first time, they are looking for the most stylish vintage guy or gal in the UK. […] Read more…

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