Posts Tagged ‘1980s’

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…

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

1980s Vintage Homewares

So the big question is this: is the 1980s vintage? I think we all accept that 1980s fashion is now vintage (well it is over 30 years ago) but what about homewares and furniture? When I was asked to include the 1980s and early 1990s in my book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home, I must […] 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 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…

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…

1980s vintage handbags by Kate Beavis

10 reasons why I love the 1980s

I love to fill my home with vintage items, whether it be home wares, books, records or clothes. When I wrote my book and added a chapter on the 1980s, many die hard vintage fans were shocked. The 1980s? Vintage? (hey I even included the early 1990s!!) So to back up my love of all […] Read more…

We Love…The Body Shop

Everyone of a certain age probably has very fond memories of The Body Shop going back to the late 1970s.. For me, it goes back to the 1980s when it was must go to place for your cosmetics. In a time when I wore a “Meat is Murder” T-shirt I obviously was going to choose […] Read more…

S: Swatch

We totally fell in love with Swatch while writing the book last year. It totally sums up the 1980s style with it’s bright colours and fun design. “In 1983, a revolution in watches hit our high streets called Swatch. Designed to be your second watch, they were plastic, colourful and affordable. They quickly became a […] 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…

Do you Remember?

Did you see our ‘Do you Remember’ posts on Facebook this week?  In todays blog we bring our weeks posts together – so, how many do you remember? We all had a great time watching Live Aid back in 1985.  Bono pulling girls out of the crowd, Phil Collins on concord and doing both shows, Princess Diana dancing along from the audience, Freddie Mercury […] Read more…

vintage retro 1980s advertising milk bottles as featured on Kate Beavis Vintge Home blog

We Love…Advertising Milk Bottles

“In 1981, the UK milk manufacturers introduced colourful advertising on milk bottles. As supermarkets were growing in popularity, independent milk companies needed to generate revenue in new innovative ways. Advertising established brands was a winning strategy and continued well into the 1990s. With transfers highlighting breakfast brands such as Kellogg’s cereal, Maxwell House coffee and […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

We’ve had a great week remembering all the things we loved, watched, ate and talked about when we were young!  All the photos were posted on our Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you guys shared your memories and added your comments. Who watched Miami Vice in the 1980s?  Crocket and Tubbs…pastel jackets, turned up cuffs, synth music and […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering the now vintage things we loved when we were younger!  All the photos were posted on our Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Fisher price dog toy – We bought one dated in 1962 for […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering the now vintage things we loved when we were younger!  All the photos were posted on our Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Care Bears If you were a child of the 70’s you probably […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were posted on Facebook and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Global Hypercolour T-shirts – I remembered I had a baggy slightly cropped one in the early 90s..pink and white..to match my sneakers.  Yes they were a […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were posted on Facebook and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Wham bars.  My main memory was eating them after swimming in the late 70s/early 80s!  You all remembered their eye watering taste and filling pulling qualities […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Yet another week has passed full of nostalgia over on our Facebook page. Here is a round up: Who remembers Smash and the robot advert?  Often hailed as the most loved advert, it definetely wasn’t the most loved food (YUK!) Who remembers the round window and all the toys in Playschool? Who remembers Magnum PI? […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were shared on Facebook and you guys shared your memories. Firstly it was Mork and Mindy. Turned out you all loved this programme especially Mindy! Next up was the iconic 1970s toys called Girls World. I had it one Christmas […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Our Do You Remember has been so popular it has gone from a weekly event to a daily vintage event over on Facebook. So here is a round-up of what we have been remembering this week. On Monday it was Holly Hobbie. I remember having a 3D tile with her on and it appears so […] Read more…

We Love…1980s Club Fashion

Yesterday we visited the V&A museum to see the Club to Catwalk exhibition. As a lover of vintage fashion as well as 1980s music, this seemed like must have viewing. It sure didn’t disappoint! Tracing the evolution and revolution of fashion through the decade, taking in the influence of the London club scene as well as […] Read more…

Link Love

10 vintage 1980s fashions that you can wear now. The ugly side of photo sharing via social media On the local front: this VE day celebration sounds cool. Vintage radio show up for a Sony award..yes you heard right! We still need your votes! Are children’s books sexist? The sun’s come out so we  need new […] Read more…

Vintage fashion

Vintage Cosmopolitan

Last week was a bad week for all of us in the Your Vintage Life house. So to cheer me up my beautiful friend Sarah bought me a book, from Poundland. From Poundland I hear you say! Yep…….. It was this fab best of Cosmopolitan magazine book…packed with retro hilarity, with  informative articles from the 1970s […] Read more…

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