Posts Tagged ‘1960s’

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…

A stunning beaded 1960s vintage maxi dress fashion as featured on Kate Beavis blog

A stunning beaded 1960s vintage maxi dress

While shopping at The Summer of Vintage Festival last month I literally fell in love with a vintage maxi dress. It was quite pricey as well as a “going out” dress, something that I don’t do much so I just couldn’t justify buying it BUT it was so bloody gorgeous that I could not resist. […] 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…

Clarks shoes and the V&A museum new 1960s vintage style shoe range as featured on Kate Beavis vintage home blog

1960s vintage style shoes from Clarks and the V&A Museum

Last year I shared the collaboration between the V&A and Oasis, where the retailer designed signature pieces with traditional prints from the museum’s archives. Well last season also saw another collaboration for the V&A with Clarks who are back with another collection that I totally love. The styles have a real 1960s vibe to them, in their shape […] Read more…

Carltonware vintage piggy bank train as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Carltonware money boxes – new collection alert!

I don’t need any new collections. Fact. I have too many already but I can clearly see a new one forming! I received this ceramic piggy bank for Christmas which is made by Carltonware in the 1960s/70s. I love the colours as well as the fun psychedelic style. He comes in other colours too but […] Read more…

Five Little Diamonds Vintage Home as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog vintage sideboard

Get The Look: A bright, vintage, Scandinavian patterned home

Today’s real home is a lovely one, filled with colourful vintage with a slight Scandinavian feel to it. It belongs to Cathy Locke and her husband Kieran and their daughter Rosina, in Chelmsford, Essex. She runs an online shop filled with equally lovely goodies called Five Little Diamonds. I found her by the power of Instagram […] 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…

Vintage orange 1960s three tiered cake tin as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

A 1960s vintage cake tin based on a 1940s design

Last weekend I bought this three tiered vintage cake tin by Johnson Bros. I haven’t seen a tiered cake tin with a 1960s flower power design on for a long time, as usually you see the 1930s/40s version by brands such as Tala. While the earlier ones are truly fabulous, they don’t quite match my kitchen. […] Read more…

Vintage bedroom with mirrored furniture by Kate Beavis Vintage Home Blog

My Vintage Bedroom / Dressing Room

We recently (finally) decorated our vintage bedroom. It is the second from last room to be totally renovated in our 5 year project. Until now it has been a dumping ground for anything and everything as well as doubling up as my dressing room. To be honest, the only thing going for it was the gorgeous […] Read more…

Clarks shoes designed by Orla Kiely, Betty, as featured on kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Orla Kiely for Clarks 1970s style shoes

Have I died and gone to heaven? Well not exactly, but boy these 1970s vintage style shoes come pretty close. They are totally fabulous and I am seriously in love! Designed by Orla Kiely for Clarks and called Betty, this is the second pair of her shoes I have been lucky enough to receive. Everyone […] 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 fashion; Jean Allen 1960s dress, Jaeger jacket, Marks and Spencer box bag, Lotta from Stockholm clogs worn by Kate Beavis

Vintage Fashion on the school run?

Last week I have cleared out my spare room, which doubles up as my dressing room, ready for decorating. It’s one of the last rooms to be done in our five year renovation project and I’m really looking forward to creating my 1970s meets 1920s boudoir! However, what was clear is that I have a […] 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…

My 10 Vintage Kitchen Must Have’s

As you know I love my vintage, well retro really, kitchen. It’s a mix of new and old; the units and oak worktop are new as are the gadgets such as the green Morphy Richards toaster and my juicer, but the rest is circa 1965. Here are my top 10 items that I couldn’t live […] 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…

Marks and Spencer vintage retro inspired clothing on Kate Beavis blog

Marks and Spencer’s 1960s Vintage Revival

It feels like everyone is embracing the 1960s right now. When I heard that Marks and Spencer had a 1960s Revival range I rushed online to check it out. There are some great key pieces that have the vibe, but you do need to search for them. On my phone I found the collection really […] 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…

Get The Look: Vintage Pyrex

We love vintage Pyrex here at Your Vintage Life, but amazingly we don’t collect it. Having posted various images of great collections recently on our Facebook page Kate Beavis Vintage we thought we would share some on here. Here are some of our favourite photos: First up is the one we styled for the book. It […] Read more…

Our Fabulous Five: Andy Warhol

We just love Andy Warhol here at Your Vintage Life.  I have a home full of Warhol (not original unfortunately) and count items as diverse as art, soup tins, bowls, mugs, books and even a flask in my collection.  Treat yourself to some pop art inspired vintage shopping this week – all available online now. […] Read more…

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